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Friday, January 4, 2019

Fun Friday Mirror Down

Fun Friday Mirror Down

Sometimes it takes just a small improvement to fully transform a step or series of steps. This is especially true in jumps.

Often dancers focus on their feet in the mirror during jump combinations. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it often comes with this baggage: the constant eye focus on the feet causes the head to drop down and this ruins the correct alignment. Scary.

When using the mirror students must be constantly aware of the changes in level (height) their body goes through – particularly during jumps. The eye focus must change too and keep pace with the body’s ever-changing levels. As the body jumps the eye focus changes and becomes higher. Upon landing in plié, the eye focus readjusts to a more normal level.

With practice this change of focus will become a natural thing.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15ppp:
“Avoid looking down into the mirror during jumps.”

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― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Release The Ink

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