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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Spring

Wacky Wednesday Spring

Here we are in the middle of the lovely season known as spring. Although winter is having a difficult time leaving this year, spring will inevitably win out. Today I thought I’d talk about a different kind of spring.

If you’ve ever taken a click-type pen apart, you’ll find a small spring inside. This spring, or any size spring is a useful visual aid for dance students.

Before any jump, have the students imagine they are like a spring that is compressed (demonstrate with the spring), and as they jump the spring is released (let the spring go).

This is a fun way to really see the power of coiled energy in action.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #20l:
“Use a spring (from a pen, etc.) to demonstrate the coiling before a jump.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

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