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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wild Wednesday Top

Wild Wednesday Top

The image of a spinning top is a common one in ballet. Visualizing the rapidly spinning toy balancing on a single axis is a good one. Here’s another variation:

Imagine not only the top itself, but the string that starts the toy spinning. This string is wrapped around your waist and is “pulled” to start the turn. This helps keep the preparation tight and efficient and prevents “warped” or too wide turns and/or preparations.

It’s fun. Try it!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #14ooo:
“Imagine you are a spinning top and around your waist is the pull string.”

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“Toys can be anything; children can play all morning with a stone and a plastic bucket. It is about how imaginative conductive and how many applicative possibilities toys offer.”
― Iben Dissing Sandahl, Play The Danish Way: A Guide to Raising Balanced, Resilient and Healthy Children through Play

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