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Friday, August 25, 2017

Freaky Friday Gecko

Freaky Friday Gecko

When the whole foot is on the floor, you will remember that the body’s weight is two-thirds over the toes, and one third over the heel. This is the famous “tri-pod of support”.

Another way to think about this is to imagine your toes lengthening along the floor like gecko toes (see above photo or think of the Geico Insurance gecko). This helps keep the body’s weight in the right place, and also prevents clenching (there is no clenching in ballet). It also allows for a feeling of energy out through the toes.

All these benefits simply by imagining gecko toes!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #7lll:
Imagine your toes lengthening along the floor like gecko toes.

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But moveless still, as though the stone
Were portion of his being's own.”
Edward Robeson Taylor

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