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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wacky Wednesday Anticipate

Wacky Wednesday Anticipate

One of the secrets to achieving good petit allegro is this: never underestimate the power of landing. That’s right, landing.

The landing of any jump is the preparation for the next jump or the next, whatever. It isn’t an ending although dancers tend to think about it that way. Any landing is never an ending, it is a continuation.

Therefore, while suspended in the air, the focus should be on anticipating the landing. Descending to the floor with good posture and especially a good, juicy pliƩ sets the dancer up for success no matter what follows. Not to mention that the good, juicy pliƩ helps prevent injury.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #15lll:
“Anticipate the landing while in the air.”

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“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
― A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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