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Friday, December 28, 2018

Fun Friday Heel Pop

Fun Friday Heel Pop

A very common problem in pirouette preparations is popping the heel. That is, allowing the heel of the back foot to come off the ground during the plié and immediately before the turn. This prevents a good solid preparation, to say the least.

To help stop this habit, practice pirouettes without putting the back foot on the ground. Keep it in passé, and use only the force of the supporting foot’s plié as the major impetus.

Yes, you won’t have as much force, and you’ll probably only achieve a single turn, but it is a good way to break the pop-the-heel habit.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14ww:
“Prepare for a pirouette using only one foot to prevent popping the heel.”

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