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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday Harder and Easier

Saturday Harder and Easier

Often when a dancer receives a correction, they frown, or say “ouch!” or something similar. That’s because the new position or alignment uses unfamiliar muscles or an unfamiliar pattern. And familiarity is comfortable but anything unfamiliar isn’t.

This is why is usually gets harder before it gets easier. Properly aligning the body is essential for other skills to be developed, but achieving that posture (or that turn-out, etc.) can be daunting. It feels strange, unfamiliar and very often uncomfortable.

But this is all part of the process. It will seem more difficult at first, but ultimately this struggle will make the steps and skills that follow easier.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Statute #121:
“It will often get harder before it gets easier.”

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