Beginning of a Balley Barre
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Dancers naturally pay more attention to feet than much of the general public. We depend on them to bend right, glide efficiently, stick when necessary, and support our turning, jumping, balancing, traveling bodies. Barrework at the beginning of a ballet class, especially, is designed around the feet. It is a time for them to become acquainted with the floor and prepare for the demands of dancing. It made sense, then, to focus in here on the two things dancers expect much from, but often take for granted.