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Monday, December 7, 2015

Mad Monday Letter L

Mad Monday Letter L

A student shared this idea for keeping the head position and the eye focus correct: Make an “L” with the index finger and thumb, then place the index finger under the chin and the thumb at the throat (pointed toward the dancer. This places the head at the correct level and prevents it from dropping.

This is an important concept because the eye focus is, most of the time, slightly above one’s own eye level, and the chin is usually slightly lifted.

Now all it takes is imagining that the hand with the “L” shape is there for almost everything.

Thank you to my student (and her teacher) for this idea!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #20m:  
“Make an “L” with one hand and place it under your chin.”

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