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Friday, November 23, 2018

Fun Friday Underneath

Fun Friday Underneath

Earlier this week I talked about concentrating on your supporting side in développés. Now that you’ve mastered that, let’s talk about another element.

In trying to achieve higher extensions, dancers often focus on lifting the working leg, and this engages the muscles on top of the leg (think quads). This is ineffective. Instead, imagine the underneath muscles. Now imagine these muscles lengthening outward and upward.

Think lengthen, not lift, and feel it from underneath.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #11q:
“To improve your développés, work from underneath the leg.”

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“ …for every bottom underneath us, there’s always endless opportunity above us.” 

― Craig D. Lounsbrough
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