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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wacky Wednesday Marshmallows

Wacky Wednesday Marshmallows
Well, here we are a few days after Halloween, and I would venture to say that almost every household has some marshmallow treats available somewhere. Marshmallows are fine in hot chocolate, but should not be seen in balletic arms.
The common image for arms in first (fifth en avant) is that of holding a firmly inflated beach ball, but so often it looks more like the dancer is holding a giant marshmallow. And that marshmallow is being squashed. Not good. We all know there is no squashing in ballet.
So beware of marshmallow arms. The arms always have a resistance and a lengthening action (equal and opposite). They may appear to be soft and marshmallow-like, but they are actually strong and relatively firm, but not rigid.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #6aa 
Avoid marshmallow arms.
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