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Monday, February 12, 2018

Mad Monday Look Both Ways

Mad Monday Look Both Ways

You undoubtedly remember your parents telling you to “look both ways” before crossing a street. Well, there’s a time in ballet when it is a good idea, too.

When balancing at the barre, from the first balances on two feet to the ones on one foot; after establishing a level of comfort with the eye focus straight ahead, then move your head back and forth, slowly looking both ways. Right, center, left, center.

This prevents the dreaded frozen stare, plus, it keeps the neck relaxed. It’s hard to move your head if your neck is tense! It also alerts you when your balance may be just slightly off.

Always look both ways!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #22ddd:
“Look both ways.”

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