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Friday, October 28, 2016

Fun Friday Accelerator

Fun Friday Accelerator

A floor is a terrible thing to waste. Yet it happens all the time. The floor is a critical partner for dancers, but it often goes unrecognized. Sob. Yes, a floor holds you up. It also keeps you from falling into the basement. But it is so much more! 

Think of the floor as a giant accelerator. A magic accelerator, if you will. By pushing down into it, while sending an equal energy up, force (impetus) is produced for almost everything a dancer does, from tendues to grand jetés. Like pressing down on the accelerator of an automobile, pressing down on the floor allows movement. For a big, stationary thing like a floor, that’s pretty impressive.

Floors should therefore be recognized, used and celebrated.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #9eee:  
The floor is a magic accelerator.

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“Positive attitude enables you to go with passion and see possibility in every challenging circumstance. It was by that, that great achievers picked up metal scraps on the floor and saw machines built from it.”
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