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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Toy Car

Wacky Wednesday Toy Car

Does anyone remember those little toy cars that you’d run up and down on the floor a few times to rev them up? After that you’d let them go and they’d take off on their own across the room. It was a great example of potential and kinetic energy (see previous blogs).

Well, the brush of a grand battement is like revving a toy car. The brush provides the impetus (force) that allows the leg to fly – without having to grind it up there using the quadriceps and other muscles.

Therefore, the brush of a grand battement is one of the major labor-saving devices built into ballet technique (see previous blogs). How awesome is that?!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #12f:
“The brush of a grand battement is like revving  up a toy car.”

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“Toys can be anything; children can play all morning with a stone and a plastic bucket. It is about how imaginative conductive and how many applicative possibilities toys offer.” 

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