2 3 Mad Monday Press Down Go Up | Ballet Webb

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mad Monday Press Down Go Up

Mad Monday Press Down Go Up

Here is simple phrase to help you remember how to “activate” your pliés. That is, how to plié without just dropping downward into the knees (scary stuff). Here is the phrase: Press down to go up.

As Ballet Secret #2b states: A plié is a movement, not a position. Therefore it is active: the feet expand and press against the floor (the press down) as the body lifts (the up) and the knees bend. Ballet Secret #2c: A plié is actually an “up” movement (in energy), you only go downward because you are bending your knees.

To remember these secrets, during any plié, think press down to go up.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #2lll:
“Press down to go up.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Help expand the knowledge base!
Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!

Check out my coloring books! They are available on Amazon.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

Or visit my Pinterest page:

For interesting articles involving mental health:

No comments:

Post a Comment