This I did not fully understand until I got to Interlochen Arts Academy in Grand Rapids Michigan. My ballet teacher David Keener. Mr. Keener came to interlochen arts academy to set his Nutcracker. He pulled me asside and told me the one thing that has been constant in my many years of dancing. how to adjust my body correctly. It’s as simple as using your imagination. locate your rib cadge and put your fingers at the bottom last rib. from there try to add about a half inch to an inch to your waist. (Make sure you don’t lift in the shoulders.) Once you do that then you are pulled up and standing upright. As humans gravity tends to pull us down to the ground and we have to counter act that.

Categories: Body Placement

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Yuliya · June 18, 2021 at 6:42 pm

So helpful, Thank you for the tip!

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