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Friday, August 24, 2018

Fun Friday Fallacies

Fun Friday Fallacies

Ballet, like so many other areas, has its own set of fallacies. The word fallacy means “a false or mistaken idea” according to Merriam-Webster. 

Beware of these false ideas! They seem to appear on days when one is feeling unmotivated or discouraged. Don’t let them filter into your brain!

Here’s one: you can’t be a ballet dancer if you started training late. Well! I’ll put that one to rest right now. I started at age fourteen, generally considered to be too late, and I had a career as a ballet dancer. That being said, many of these fallacies have some basis in truth but get twisted. If you start dancing very late – in your thirties for example - you probably won’t be a performing ballet dancer. But! You could still be a choreographer or teacher or both.

Here’s another one: if you’re not naturally flexible, you’ll never have good extension. Another fallacy. Unless there is a structural abnormality,  good extension comes with time and practice.

There are probably hundreds of these fallacies. If you’d like to read about someone who overcame fallacies and nay-sayers, read about Misty Copeland here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/unlikely-ballerina

What fallacies have you heard?

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21uu:
“There are many fallacies in ballet.”

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Quote of the Day:
“The more intense the belief, the less likely that reason and evidence can dislodge it.”
― Linda Elder Richard PaulThe Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation

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