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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mad Monday Umbrella Knees

Mad Monday Umbrella Knees

Keeping the knees aligned over the toes in plies can be problematic – even for professional dancers. Those pesky knees have a penchant for rolling around in the worst way.

Here is an image that works well – especially for young dancers, but it can be useful for everyone.

Imagine that your knees are umbrellas, and they must always be correctly placed to keep the rain off the feet. If the knees move out of alignment with the toes, a soaking will occur.

Umbrella knees!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #2aa:
“Imagine your knees are umbrellas that keep the rain off your toes.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Rain is nature’s art; umbrella is man’s art. When you walk with your umbrella in a rainy day, you walk with a super art which is a combination of two different arts!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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