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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Clenching Statute

Saturday Clenching Statute

The word “clench” means to “close into a tight ball” (verb); or “a tightening of part of the body”, (noun). In other words, too much tension.

There is no clenching in ballet. You don’t clench the toes, the hands, the shoulders, etc. You never work with too much tension. I’ve talked about this before. You use the amount of energy you need, no more, and no less. And that means no clenching.

Yesterday I talked about clenching the toes, but I see clenching in many other areas – sometimes even the face and jaw. Not good.

There is no clenching in ballet.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Statute #87:
There is no clenching in ballet.

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Quote of the Day:
“Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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