2 3 Mad Monday Multiples | Ballet Webb

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mad Monday Multiples

Mad Monday Multiples

You have probably noticed that increasing the number of pirouettes you can do is difficult. This is largely because our bodies become comfortable and accustomed to our usual number, and rebels against any additions. Muscle memory is a blessing and a curse!

To add another turn, it is often helpful to add a half turn. That’s right. Change your spot and finish facing upstage. I sometimes add these half turns into class combinations. Adding a half turn is easy, and often students will surprise themselves by doing a full extra turn without trying.

I’m sure part (or all) of this is psychological, since adding a half turn doesn’t carry the worry of that extra full turn. Thinking about doing three pirouettes when your normal is two can be stressful, but it needn’t be.

Experiment with adding an extra half turn. It’s fun!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14nn:
“To add an extra turn, try starting with a half turn.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
― Jimmy Johnson

                Help expand the knowledge base!
 Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!

My latest books are coloring books! They are available on Amazon.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

Or visit my Pinterest page:

For interesting articles involving mental health:

No comments:

Post a Comment