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Friday, January 17, 2020

Fun Friday Polish

Fun Friday Polish

In an assemblé, or any position in ecarté, the position of the head is important. This is not only for aesthetic reasons – although it does make the dancer look good – it is also for mechanical ones.

In a large assemblé, the ability to soar through the air is easier when the whole body is correctly positioned, and the ecarté line supports the aerodynamics. In other ecarté situations, the alignment of the head and upper body provide balance.

So, all that being said, to achieve the correct head placement in an ecarté, imagine looking at your “up” arm and fingers to check out your nail polish.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #15hhh:
“In an assemblé or ecarté, think of checking your fingernail polish.”

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Quote of the Day:
“You can tell a lot from a person's nails. When a life starts to unravel, they're among the first to go.”
― Ian McEwan, Saturday

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