Don’t Forget your Supporting Leg

October 21, 2020 Off By sharisep
Don’t Forget your Supporting Leg

Yes, every dancer wants great extentions and beautiful lines.

But in our efforts, let’s remember the most important leg is not the “working leg”, but the leg we stand on.

Without a strong supporting leg, it doesn’t matter how high your leg goes if you’re wobbling all over the place. You’ll never be able to sustain it.

Think of it as a flag on a pole. If the pole isn’t secure into the ground the flag can’t fly freely and the pole will fall down.

When your supporting leg is secure, you can hold that arabesque or extend that beautiful
développé.

So in your next class focus on pushing down thru the floor with your supporting leg/foot and keep that downward energy flowing. You’ll feel it, you’ll be more secure and you’ll allow your working leg to move freely!