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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wacky Wednesday Pop

Wacky Wednesday Pop

Ah, those pesky piqués! So often they bog down and don’t spring properly off the floor. Sigh. What to do?

Imagine that the toe of your working foot is a sharp pencil, or a pin, or some other pointed object. Now imagine that the floor at the end of the tendu is a balloon. The piqué must quickly and efficiently pop the balloon.

The key here is quick. Pop the balloon fast and effectively so it bursts and doesn’t just sit there slowly losing air.

Pop the balloon for piqués!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21pp:
“A piqué is like popping a balloon.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember

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  1. I just found your blog via Facebook, I love it! we should collaborate sometime! XOXO

  2. Thank you! I just looked at your blog - it's great! I'd love to collaborate with you. It looks like you have some wonderful teaching info (l loved your turnout article).