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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wacky Wednesday Long Neck

Wacky Wednesday Long Neck

Sometimes in an effort to get the leg higher in attitude or arabesque, the neck and shoulders compress. Scary. Remember Ballet Secret #32: There are no turtlenecks in ballet.

This is particularly true in attitude and arabesque since having the leg up in the back will tend to pinch the neck unless there is an equal energy going up. Not to mention that  pinching the neck area ruins the line and isn’t exactly comfortable. Instead, as you bring the leg up, imagine elongating the neck all the way up into the back of the head.

Adding that much needed equal and opposite energy now produces a beautiful line!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #18r:
“Elongate the neck in attitude and arabesque.”

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