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Friday, July 26, 2019

Fun Friday Push and Point

Fun Friday Push and Point

Here is another idea for better jumps.

When preparing to jump from fifth position, guard against the dreaded “plié sit”. You know what I mean – when, in an attempt to gather lots of energy for a high jump you plié slowly and sit at the bottom. Scary.

Instead, the plié needs to be quick and resilient with the all-important push against the floor with the corresponding lift in the body. Two-way energy, of course.  From there think of pointing the feet immediately as you leave the ground. This propels you into the air and prevents the horror of “floppy fish feet”.

Therefore, the formula for jumps: Push and Point.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15xxx:
“When taking off for a jump, remember push and point.”

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