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Friday, January 19, 2018

Fun Friday Fence

Fun Friday Fence

A common problem for dancers at all levels is looking down at the floor. This often happens during a relevé or jump when the eye focus simply doesn’t go up with the dancer.

It helps to think of looking over a fence. The fence is taller for jumps or relevés, but it never goes away. Explain to students that they aren’t straining to look over the fence, but can easily see over it when their eye focus is in the right place.

Young children especially enjoy this image and they learn, from their very first class, to keep their eye focus off the floor and out into the distance.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #22bbb:
“Imagine looking over a fence.”

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