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Monday, January 15, 2018

Mad Monday Cliff Notes

Mad Monday Cliff Notes

I’ve talked about the eight positions before (there are more, depending on the school of training). But these positions are so important I thought I’d add the following: They are the Cliff (or Spark) Notes of ballet. A simply, handy reference that makes balance and beautiful line possible.

These positions train the dancer to use their entire body, and especially the head and upper body. The èpaulement is so often relegated to being an afterthought and it is critically important, not only for beautiful line, but for acting as a counterweight to the legs, thus making balance and flow of movement easier.

Learn the eight positions and keep them close. Your line and your balance will thank you.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #22i:
 “The eight positions of the body are the Cliff Notes of ballet.”

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