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Friday, February 16, 2018

Freaky Friday Mirrorless

Freaky Friday Mirrorless

Dancers easily become dependent on the mirror. Admit it. Especially on things like ecarté and assemblé, when looking in the mirror ruins the perfect balletic line.

Try taking class without the mirror. That’s right, the whole class. If the room has drapes that can be drawn across the mirrors, close them. But most studios don’t have this option. So, turn your back on the mirror whenever possible. Yes, it will feel weird. Do it anyway.

There’s no mirror onstage, and sometimes that fact alone can cause issues with balance and confidence. Not things you want right before a performance!

So be brave. Ignore the mirror – at least for one class – and see what you experience.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21eee:
“Try taking class without the mirror.”

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