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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wacky Wednesday Cut-out

Wacky Wednesday Cut-out

Yesterday I talked about the term en quarré. Today I’m staying with the square theme and discussing a handy prop for dance class.

A cardboard cut-out, about 9 – 10 inches square, can be used to demonstrate the correct alignment of the pelvis. Place it in front of your lower abdomen and show how it looks when it is square and level, and then tilt it. The picture of being out-of-balance is immediately apparent.

This square can also be used to show how the weight must shift when the dancer is on one leg. The square should be centered on top of the supporting foot, not hovering in space, half over the foot and half off.

There are many things you can do with a simple cardboard cut-out.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #20y:
“Use a large cut-out square to show center of alignment.”

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“As bad as we are at remembering names and phone numbers and word-for-word instructions from our colleagues, we have really exceptional visual and spatial memories.”
― Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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