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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Hang of It Statute

Saturday Hang of It Statute

This Ballet Statute is mostly for beginning ballet dancers. When these students first come into a ballet studio, the barres provide a source of fascination. Especially for young dancers, the temptation to treat the barres as a piece of gymnastics equipment is overwhelming.

One of the first rules these new dancers learn is Ballet Statute #89: There is no hanging on the barre in ballet class. Ballet barres are not designed to support the full weight of human being, nor are they designed for gymnastic tricks. They are there more as a balancing aid.

That being said, there are exercises where dancers might pull against the barre or something similar, but generally there should be no hanging on the barre.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Statute #89:
There is no hanging on the barre in ballet class.

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