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Monday, May 21, 2018

Mad Monday Churning

Mad Monday Churning

The word “churning” means “to agitate” or “move about vigorously”. Unfortunately, this is what many students do during a pirouette in an effort to achieve more turns. Scary.

Churning pirouettes is counterproductive and unnecessary. Once the dancer is out of plié and onto relevé, all they have to do is maintain their position and spot.

It’s like a merry-go-round, or any amusement ride. You get on and enjoy the ride. That’s it. Churning the torso or the shoulders or the arms isn’t going to do anything except destroy the alignment.

No churning. Just ride and enjoy!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14uu:
“Churning pirouettes isn’t necessary.”

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Quote of the Day:
n order to reflect, think and plan, you must quiet yourself. You can't see your reflection in churning waters. Water must be still to see your reflection.

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