I hope you are all managing to stay active and are finding ways to have fun. I thought I’d follow up with some more practice notes for you.
You already have your Winter Dances and Coordination practice you can do so I thought this week I’d set some more technical exercises for to do practice.
Firstly, can you find somewhere in your home that would work as a barre? Something steady for you to use, a table, a chair or kitchen unit with a safe space around for your legs and arms to extend.
Plies: Facing the barre practice your plies in first and second positions, think about the corrections and pointers I give during plie practice:
- Knees must be aligned over the feet
- Don’t let the feet roll in or out and keep the heels down
- Keep the back straight
Ballet Form students can also practice grande plies in 1st and 2nd
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Tendus: Facing the barre practice your Tendus to the front on both sides and to the side using both legs. Think about stretching to a full pointe through the working of the feet, this helps you tendu without bending the knee or raising the hip. Also remember to rotate/turn out the leg from the hip (remember the smiley face I draw on my ankle to help you see the correct positioning of my leg?)
Some helpful Youtube clips and tips:
Finding some space practice your skips, gallops, marching and hopscotch, maybe you can create a pathway around your home to do the these.
Keep Dancing….I’d love to hear how you get on!
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Music for marching and hopscotch.