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Apr 09 at 02:20 PM

Per user request, I created a pre and post performance warm up and cool down. These are great anytime but especially before a big event or show!

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Performance Prep Warm Up

Do you have a performance or a big event or moment you are...

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Apr 03 at 01:08 PM

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Apr 02 at 04:12 PM

Mar 29 at 03:35 PM

Dana I cant wait!!!

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Mar 29 at 03:35 PM

Kajal I keep mine pretty tight as well, especially when performing to keep them from flying off and hurting anyone. That being said I don't think you need them that tight during practice. You will need to experiment with the sweet spot for you where they stay on but hopefully don't cut off circulation. You can also wear them lower down the finger rather than at the tip. That helps me. Also thicker elastic helps. Keep me posted.

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Mar 29 at 03:30 PM

Hi Alana,

Do you remember the part of the video where i work on the push out of the abdominal wall? That is the part you will need to practice. It goes just beyond a neutral, relaxed ab. From that neutral you want to push the ab wall out (imagine you are impersonating a pregnant belly). You will need to work with that until it becomes a bit easier then you can incorporate it into the roll. Pilates never utilizes that extension if the ab so you wont get any practice there as they focus all on the contraction in.

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Hi Dana,

That is a good idea. Let me start trying to do that in my future videos. I wont be able to do it for others though.

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Mar 29 at 03:25 PM

Hi Dana , I see what you are saying. I think it is all about how we frame and conceptualize the move. It seems you are framing it by actions. But historically it has been named by the full shift of weight. For example R,L,R, then you hold or touch the L as a hold but not an actual shift of weight. I hope that makes sense. You are correct there will be just one complete tun in that 3 step format. This move is also seen in other dance forms and is also referred to as the 3 step turn for example in Jazz. Which is where I originally learned it. My dance teachers have also all referred to it as a 3 step. My goal is to preserve the most commonly used dance vocabulary to create the least amount of confusion. That being said, I enjoy hearing and learning how others conceptualize and frame dance int their mind. Thanks for sharing.

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Mar 29 at 03:12 PM

I have heard it called that as well!

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Mar 27 at 12:59 PM

Hello Dancers and Movers!  We've got a new Yoga class for you today. This week we had a few technical issues that prevented us from releasing all of our new videos. Flamenco is on the way by Monday!! Stay tuned

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Yoga to Reconnect Body And ...

45 min slow flow to welcome the wandering mind and heart back...