Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday's Tips: Winging Your Ankle

If you look closely at this dancer's foot, you will see that her ankle (in the air) is angled like this: _/

Do you see?


Let me go into a little more detail on the feet.


Here is a diagram of my feet that tells you what your foot is pointing like. Note: I pointed with my feet turned in, so you could see the positions better.

Sickle Foot:
The worst you can possibly do on pointing. Sickling can create a messy line in arabesque and tendu.

Regular Point:
This is the ideal point of the foot. This position is used in pretty much all battements, the foot isn't winged in these.

Winged Foot:
This position is tricky, and you probably won't be able to do it within your first year of ballet. Winged feet are generally used in arabesque, attitude, and other large steps. The feet appear to be like this:




If you have any questions, comment or email me at abitofbecca at gmail dot com!

Come back tomorrow for Wednesday's Ballet!

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