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Ballet - Endings as beginnings
Transitions, transitions, transitions y'all! Taking care of the transition between the right and left side, guiding the end of a movement into the beginning of the next - those are the places where you share your values as a dancer. Those are the places where your integrity shows up. It's where you say, "I care about my work." I'm not saying it's easy, but I am saying it's true! So we do what we always do - we keep practicing the values we want to see show up in our work, we stay present in the moments when we feel those values waver, and we keep doing the work. This recording is yours, y'all! Use it wherever and whenever you need it! X Spenser
Ballet - Pulling the continuity thread
A little nurturing goes along way, y'all. We can nurture a goal we have for our work through class - we can take care of that goal and make sure we bring it with us as the work progresses. We really can! In this class I invite you to set your intention for the long haul, to be thoughtful about what you want to show up in your work, and as always - to get after it! Take this class whenever and wherever you need it.
Ballet - Purposeful Shifts
I mean, we don't always love a shift (in dance or in life lol), but maybe when we make them purposeful, when we decide the point is to PURSUE shift, then maybe we appreciate shifting just a little more. In this class we're wanting to pay attention to shifts of weight so that we can be accountable to them. In that way they can become function, coordination, and flow. Through this approach we begin to experience shift not as an interruption, but really as a transitional tool to continue the work. Trying to continue always - right?? Let's get after that, shall we? Use this recording whenever and wherever you need it. X Spenser
Ballet - Choose the Work
Simple in theory, challenging in action. To choose the work means to engage with it *physically*. We have to embody what we want to see grow in our work, and through action it truly will grow. That being said, will we ever be done, will we ever finish the work? No. And lucky us for that. The endlessness is sustaining - it's forever. So enjoy following the work because that's where the success is, y'all! Use this recording whenever and wherever you need it!
Ballet - The volume we contain
Follow me here - between the top of our skull and the bottom of our heels, the entire volume of our body exists. Just thinking about those two points, top of skull & bottom of heels, we're able to perceive our whole selves. And when we do that we can truly take care of our organization. And as we all know, when our organization is taken care of, that's when we're coordinating, articulating, and using dynamics to the best of our abilities. So let's go ahead and perceive our entire volume, shall we??? Use this recording whenever and wherever you need it. X Spenser
Ballet - Oh but we can find more
So this idea of softening the feet and letting go of excess tension can absolutely be applied to the rest of the organization. Especially after challenging days that fill our bodies with tension, what if we use class as an opportunity to investigate our organization, to soften where we can, and to clarify the work. We get closer to function that way, and it's when we're functioning that we can truly dance. If that sounds good to you, get into this class and use the recording wherever and whenever you need to. X Spenser
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