Directions in a Classroom

In a ballet classroom, we tend to consider the mirror as the front of the stage and divide  the room into eight.

In the Russian method, they simply start from the mirror/audience as 1, and move clockwise around the room, odd numbers being the sides of the room and even numbers are the corners.

In RAD, they count the sides of the room first, namely 1 is front, then 2 is the wall to one’s right when one stands facing the mirror and so forth.

The Cechetti method is slightly more complicated.   They start in the right hand side corner and goes counterclockwise, but counting only the corner first. Then they come back to the mirror as 5 and go around counterclockwise again!

YKBG uses the Russian method version. It’s nice and simple!


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