Elancé Ambassador – Alexandra, shares her tips for stair climbing! "Do you know what helps you to climb over 1600 stairs, 88 floors in around 20 minutes? Ballet.
When the other competitors’ calves were cramping by floor 15 I was grateful for all the relevés.
When going around and around in a stairwell seemed too much, I was pleased my class had started turning this term.
When I had to navigate overtaking someone on the narrow landing between floors, it was an awkward pas de bourree.
If I hadn’t been so exhausted crossing the finish line, I’d have thrown in a pas de chat!"
You’re looking at a beautifully talented dancer in this photo- @helenamollyb. I took this photo of Helena to show her how stunning she looked in this position mid movement- this was at the end of a backbend in her solo. It’s so important that as we perform solos, repertoire, exam work etc, that when we are mid movement of a sequence, we still finish off each step fully. Give value to every step you do in ballet because that’s the difference between a true artist and a ‘half done’ performance. You know when you finish watching a dancer and sometimes you ask yourself ‘it was good but there was something missing?’ - it’s usually because they haven’t given FULL value to every step. It takes more time, more effort & more thought but it’s worth it for your audience. So here’s some mid-movement-back-bend-inspiration for you dancers 😎😍⬆️ •