Watch How to Teach a Countertechnique Tripod

Watch How to Teach a Countertechnique Tripod

The tripod (demonstrated by LizAnne Roman Roberts) is one of the more standard Countertechnique tools, designed to challenge the body to maintain dynamic balance while multitasking through multiple trajectories. Aptly named, the tripod works in three different...
Watch How to Teach a Table Lay With Transfer

Watch How to Teach a Table Lay With Transfer

This partnering move is all about the weight transfer, say Chris and Lauren Grant. “It’s not about Hulk-Hoganing someone,” says Lauren. The flyer and base must keep their hips together throughout, so that the weight of the flyer can pour gently onto...
How LeeWei 
Chao Teaches a Piqué Arabesque

How LeeWei Chao Teaches a Piqué Arabesque

The piqué arabesque is a ballet staple that looks deceptively simple. At Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, LeeWei Chao uses the image of standing on the edge of a cliff to inspire correct alignment, emphasizing a strong supporting side so that dancers avoid tilting and...
Watch How Cynthia Harvey Teaches Épaulement

Watch How Cynthia Harvey Teaches Épaulement

The back is an essential focus of Cynthia Harvey’s ballet classes, especially as a part of port de bras. Here, she offers “plain,” en face port de bras, followed by the same position with épaulement, to show the difference the back (and head and...

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