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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Opposite

Wacky Wednesday Opposite

Often dancers concentrate so hard on exactly what they are trying to do, they get tangled up. Focus is great, but sometimes it helps to make sure the focus isn’t in the wrong place. Instead, imagine the opposite.

For instance, in pirouettes, instead of trying hard to create more turns, focus on bringing the opposite side of your body around, since the tendency is usually to work on the leading side (often by throwing the leading arm around). Scary.

In balancing, if you are falling to the right, make yourself fall to the left. Simple. Sometimes that alone with achieve the balance desired.

In attempting a higher developpé, focus on the standing leg and the standing side – not the working leg. This provides a solid base for the extension.

You may have realized by now that this is yet another example of equal and opposite energy. Sneaky, huh?

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21yy:
“Imagine the opposite.”

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Quote of the Day:
“You always had it in you to create miracles, but you forgot that it required you to do the opposite of what you are doing now.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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