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Friday, April 13, 2018

Fun Friday Encircle

Fun Friday Encircle

Sometimes – dare I say most of the time – the problems dancers have with pirouettes are all in their head. Not all the time, of course, but often. Today I present  a fun demonstration that can help a student who always falls over (usually backwards) during a pirouette.

Select four students and have them hold hands and make a circle around a dancer preparing to do a pirouette. Tell the pirouette dancer that he/she must do a single pirouette and not fall against or touch the dancers in the circle.

Usually, because of the perceived barrier, the pirouette dancer will turn better than usual – sometimes even brilliantly. It’s all in the mind!

But you knew that, didn’t you?

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #20t.:
”Have a student pirouette inside a circle.”

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“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
― Jeffrey EugenidesMiddlesex

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