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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wacky Wednesday Wiggle

Wacky Wednesday Wiggle

Wiggling is not something that happens in ballet. Unless it is part of a particular piece of choreography, wiggling should be generally avoided.

And where is wiggling most often seen? When a dancer is getting into fifth position. This occurs in an  attempt to add turnout, but it only serves to twist the knees. Scary. It’s like turnout window dressing.

Wiggling into fifth is not attractive or productive. It prevents or impends rotating the legs from the hip sockets, thus effectively preventing developing greater turnout. Oh, it may look like the turnout is better, but in the long run it is counterproductive. Sigh.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #21ddd:
“Avoid wiggling into fifth position.”

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“String Theory describes energy and matter as being composed of tiny, wiggling strands of energy that look like strings. And the pitch of a string's vibration determines the nature of its effect.”

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