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Monday, January 27, 2020

Mad Monday Body and Arms

Mad Monday Body and Arms

It is so tempting to wind up and use the arms as a major impetus for pirouettes. And the arms do assist – but they should never be the major players.

Imagine doing your turns with your body, not your arms. If you have trouble doing this make it real: put your hands on your hips or folded across your chest for the entire turn. That’s right, no arms at all from the preparation through the turn to the finish.

This lets you know in no uncertain terms whether you are turning with your arms instead of your body.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #14ttt:
“Turn by using your body, not your arms.”

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“Opening his arms he said quietly to her, "Disappear here.”
― Jonathan Carroll

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