This practice was designed to be used in conjunction with your regular dance practice to increase strength, flexibility, and the illusion of being boneless in the upper body. The practice has 6 parts: Gentle stretching to relax and prepare the body, Dance movement preparation to strengthen the legs., An intense shoulder series with both strengthening and stretching segments to prepare for serpentine arm movements., Carriage and arm undulations and pathways., a short combination to illustrate the use of arms in dance and with torso movement and layering., Finishing poses to relax the spine and prepare you to re-enter your day. You will need a sticky mat and an armless chair or folded blanket. Over time, and with consistency and care, your strength and flexibility in the shoulders and upper back will greatly improve.
Director: Rolf de Heer
Actor: Rachel Brice