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Friday, April 24, 2020

Fun Friday Upside Down Zipper

Fun Friday Upside Down Zipper

I love zippers. They are such a great prop and they provide a great image for several things in ballet. But most importantly, the mental image of a zipper helps dancers achieve -and maintain - correct posture. And, as we all know, posture is the most important thing in ballet technique.

Something to imagine all the time is this: two zippers: One that you pull up from the pubic bone to the belly button; the other that you pull down (the upside down zipper) from the mid-sternum to the belly button. Up and down zippers that meet in the middle (the belly button).

It is helpful for teachers to use actual zippers to demonstrate this concept. And it’s fun!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #1jjj:
“Imagine two zippers – one upside down.”

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“A grandparent will help you with your buttons, your zippers, and your shoelaces and not be in any hurry for you to grow up.”

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