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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wacky Wednesday Strangle

Wacky Wednesday Strangle

The arm on the barre should be relaxed. I’ve talked about this before. The elbow shouldn’t levitate, and at no time – no time – should the hand fiercely grip the barre.

The barre is representative of a partner’s hand or arm and one would never want to squeeze so hard as to cut off the circulation to a dancer’s extremity. So imagine the barre as a living, breathing thing and do not choke it.

If the barre were made of memory foam, a chokehold would leave a deep impression and this is to be avoided at all costs. Never strangle the barre!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:
“Never strangle the barre.”

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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
― Frank HerbertDune

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