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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wacky Wednesday Hang of It

Wacky Wednesday Hang of It

Students often have difficulty feeling the downward energy part of the two-way energy that is required for proper dance technique. For most pupils, the up energy isn’t hard to feel, but the down…

To help with the down sensation, imagine being a Halloween skeleton hanging in the air, suspended by a string located at the top of the head. Imagine the sensation of gravity pulling gently downward on this skeleton.

That’s the downward energy! Now you have the “hang of it”! 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #10qqq:
“Imagine being a Halloween skeleton hanging by a string on the top of the head.”

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“Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.”
Terry Pratchett

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