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Monday, September 24, 2018

Mad Monday Strong

Mad Monday Strong

This isn’t something new, but often phrasing something differently truly makes a difference.

When a dancer is having trouble with pirouettes the culprit is often the plié, or lack thereof. A wimpy plié simply won’t do! The plié powers the turn, and without sufficient power, the pirouette won’t work well.

If you follow my blog, you know Ballet Secret #2b: A plié is a movement, not a position, http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-plie-is-movement.html
so a strong plie is dependent on making a deep, continuous movement without stopping at the bottom.

Therefore, whenever pirouettes aren’t working well, focus first on the plié.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14ww:
“The stronger the plié, the stronger the pirouette.”

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“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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