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Monday, January 14, 2019

Mad Monday Control Zone à la Seconde

Mad Monday Control Zone à la Seconde

I’ve talked about dancer’s control zone before, http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/search?q=control+zone
and it becomes especially important during turning steps, and à la seconde turns are a case in point.

Since the direction and momentum of the turn presses on the leg in second, effectively pushing it back, there is a tendency for the leg to move out of the correct position and go beyond the dancer’s control zone (behind their side seam). Needless to say, this ruins the turn. Sigh.

Therefore, always maintain the correct, control zone position of the leg and body during these turns (and other turns, most notably fouettés). Sometimes correcting a too-far-back leg is all it takes to improve the turns.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14yy:
“Keep the working leg in your control zone during à la seconde turns.”

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