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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday Sit Down

Saturday Sit Down

Yes, I have touched on this subject before, but it bears repeating: There is no sitting down during class. Simple. 

Dancers spend the beginning of class (barre), meticulously warming up and honing their technique, and sitting down negates much of the warm-up. The body cools and if they decide to get up and rejoin the class, a risk of injury is now present. That’s why there is no sitting down during class.

Another reason: if a dancer feels ill, or injured, etc., and they do sit down, they need to stay there for the duration of the class. Then, the reason they sat down needs to be evaluated. Is the class too taxing for them? Are they in a level that is too difficult for them? Or did they suddenly feel ill? This is often a problem during flu season. Whatever the reason, the question is, is it a passing problem, or a serious issue? Serious things may require a visit to a doctor.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Statute #93:  
“There is no sitting down during class.”

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