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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday Posture Statute

Saturday Posture Statute

Here it is again: another equal and opposite energy idea. This time it is a Ballet Statute – you know, those things that are absolute and unchanging.

For good postural alignment dancers must feel the sensation of the spine lengthening upwards (putting air space in between each vertebrae), while (at the same time) the shoulder blades are pulling downward (into the hip pockets).

This is especially helpful for maintaining a solid torso for any turning movements that might tend to cause twisting in the body.

Spine up, shoulder blades down!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Statute #86:  
“Spine up, shoulder blades down.”

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Quote of the Day:
“(On period costume posture coaching:)
"We all stand about like parboiled spaghetti being straightened out.”
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

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