2 3 Mad Monday #2 Foot | Ballet Webb

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mad Monday #2 Foot

Mad Monday #2 Foot

Years ago a car rental agency had an advertising campaign that stated they were “No. 2” so they try harder to please the customer. In ballet there is often a “No. 2” foot, especially in jumps.

This is the following foot. It’s often forgotten because the focus is on the leading foot. This causes the No.2 foot to flop around (gasp!) because it never gets fully stretched. Sigh. And this prevents the dancer from producing a complete push and/or follow through for the step. And that’s necessary to make the jump/step work effectively.

Therefore, in any jump, “try harder” to think about the No. 2 foot. And don’t forget about it in basic steps like glissade where the following foot is often a problem.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #15kkk:
“Don’t forget the No. 2  foot in jumps.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

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