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Friday, December 11, 2015

Fun Friday Bath Mat Feet

Fun Friday Bath Mat Feet
The way the feet contact the floor in ballet varies. Everything from a light, weight-over-the-balls-of-the-foot stance, to using the feet to push firmly against the floor. It is important to understand when to use each one.
The one I’m talking about today is the firm, energy-through-the-floor position, (usually from fifth). This position is used as an impetus for jumps, etc. Here, the bottom of each foot must contact the floor fully and firmly, like a bath mat with suction cups hugs the bathtub.
All suction cups must make contact! This may only be for a brief time, until the next step in the process happens, but for the moment before the jump, the turn, or the relevé, all suction cups must embrace the floor. 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Secret #20o 
“Imagine the bottoms of the feet as a bathmat with suction cups.”

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