2 3 Wacky Wednesday Crossing | Ballet Webb

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Crossing

Wacky Wednesday Crossing

For successful beats, the feet must cross fully, and use an angular,(not circular) pattern of movement. Dancers learn these rules as soon as they learn how to perform beats. But achieving clean, crossed beats is difficult and requires practice – like everything else.

To make it easier, practice beats coming from a plié in second position, and think of crossing the thighs not the feet. This works better. After all, the feet are attached at the bottom of the legs, so if the thighs are crossed, the feet will cross. Easy peasy.

It’s all a matter of how you think about it.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #15kk:  
“For successful beats, think of crossing your thighs.”

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