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Friday, January 6, 2017

Fun Friday Formula for Beats

Fun Friday Formula for Beats

You will remember Ballet Secret #15dd: All beats involve both legs and have a rebound. Today I’m talking about how all beats follow a formula. Other steps do too, and I’ve done blogs before about formulas and how useful they are for dancers.

Beats must follow an angular, not circular, path, and in order to beat effectively, the legs must open slightly before the beat occurs. It’s the same principle as clapping your hands: you can’t clap hands that are already together – they must open before they can clap.

Therefore, the formula for beats is this: up, open, beat, open, finish. The beat rebounds (see Ballet Secret #15dd above), and the finish can be in many different places, but the important thing is that the feet must come apart slightly in the air for the beat to happen.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #15vv:
“All beats follow a formula.”

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