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Monday, December 28, 2015

Marvelous Monday Home Plate

Marvelous Monday Home Plate

Ahhhh the joys of fifth position. It is the starting point for great things, and the ending point for those great things. But although most dancers do well with fifth position during barre, in the center this position is often less than optimal.

I don’t mean that dancers should ever – ever – force their fifth position past “their best” fifth. But they must be aware of it during all the combinations in the center. Fifth position is, after all, home plate. Without it, nothing works well. Without it, a dancer’s turn-out is compromised or (gasp!) non-existent. And fifth position, as I have blogged about before, is a tool. It was created and developed over centuries to be the amazing thing that it is: a position that delivers strength, stability and finesse to everything else.

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From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #3t:  
“Fifth position is like home plate.”

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