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Friday, October 12, 2018

Fun Friday Down and Out

Fun Friday Down and Out

If things aren’t working well in class lately, here’s an idea. Think down and out for every combination you do.

This, of course, is part of the two-way energy idea that I talk a lot about, but sometimes it is helpful to use this down and out idea as a theme for an entire class. Think about pressing down into the floor and then outward into a: tendu, degagé, rond de jambe, grand battement…and that’s only part of the barre. Imagine what you can do in the center: glissade, chassé, assemblé, grand jeté…etc. etc. etc.

Down and out, therefore, means something entirely different in ballet than in boxing.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #7uuu:
“When in doubt, think ‘down and out’.”

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“When life gets you down, improvise as if crawling was part of the choreography.”
― Iveta Cherneva

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