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Monday, June 25, 2018

Mad Monday Rails

Mad Monday Rails

I often tell my students that “wherever the pelvis goes, you will go”. A prime example of this is the simple act of sitting down. What goes first? The pelvis.

It’s the same in dance. Where the pelvis goes is important, and it determines the smoothness (or lack thereof) of the whole combination of movements being performed. It can also determine whether a dancers falls or remains upright!

Imagine the pelvis gliding along on smooth, highly polished tracks. This helps focus the attention on the pelvis (and whether the alignment is the right spot, or not), and also promotes a good flow of movement. These tracks can be straight, curved, or move up and down like a roller coaster’s tracks.

Pelvis tracks!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21oo:
“Imagine the pelvis gliding along smooth rail tracks.”

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“In this delicate and unpredictable life, the future is unwritten. Do not take someone for granted today, for once tomorrow dawns upon the indigo night the only remaining trace will be tracks in the sand...”
― Virginia Alison

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