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Friday, January 29, 2016

Fun Friday Numbers and Letters

Fun Friday Numbers and Letters

So much of the time in ballet, the body (posture) needs to be in a nice, straight line (slightly forward from the ankles, you will remember). But this can be problematic. Too often the body ends up looking like the number “3”, the letter “S”, or the leaning tower of Pisa. Ouch! Scary.

To combat this tendency, imagine your body as the number “1”, or the letter “I” (or the small letter “i”, with your head being the dot). This is particularly helpful for turns, but it works for everything requiring a straight alignment of the body.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #1xx:  
Imagine yourself as a giant number "1", or the letter "I".

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“When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”
W.E.B. Du Bois

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