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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Reverse

Wacky Wednesday Reverse

You will remember Ballet Statute 14: Everything in ballet has a name and can be reversed. The trick here is learning how to easily reverse steps and combinations.

It takes practice – no surprise, right? It also takes experience, and dancers who study with teachers who reverse combinations in each class do better – again, no surprise here. Also, some steps and combinations reverse more easily than others.

It helps to recognize that reversing is more than right and left and/or front and back. Students must understand the reverse of each individual step. If that sounds daunting, it really isn’t. Here is a link that describes ways to build skill in reversing combinations: http://www.balletcurriculum.com/four-tips-for-building-reversing-skills/.

It is important to start with simple combinations and move on to the more complex.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21rr:
“Begin with simple combinations to teach reversals.”

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“The Ancients understood the omnipotence of the underside of things.”
― Louis Pasteur

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