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Friday, November 3, 2017

Fun Friday Take-Off Toes

Fun Friday Take-Off Toes

We all know that a good jump preparation involves not only a good plié (which is essential), but also a strong push from the feet (or foot).

To achieve maximum thrust, don’t forget the toes. Remember the rocket booster effect of the toes? Ballet Secret # 16c:. “When jumping, imagine the toes as fiery rocket boosters.”  Today’s idea is another way to think about this concept.

You have “take-off toes”. The last part of your body to leave the floor are your toes, so they provide the last chance you have to add thrust to your jump. This is especially important in big jumps, and unfortunately this is often where the toes are forgotten.

The next time you do a grand allegro, concentrate on your toes.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15eee:
“Remember your “take-off” toes for big jumps.”

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