Marisa Paull's Ballet Class
Watch clips of Marisa Paull's intermediate ballet class at the Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. Thoughts from Marisa: "We'll do our standing exercise we do every class. For a minute, suspend your actions. Let your brain take over and fill your body with thought, fill your body with imagination. Let that imagination go everywhere, and let that imagination have a breath--a natural cadence that feels right." "Point of this exercise? Rhythm. And what is rhythm really helping? Control. If you put yourself where you need to be, right in the time, and have a super solid fifth, you will always know where you are. If you know where you are, you can do anything." "If you're not careful, this starts to look like dancing! So don't be careful!" "If you want to do the unconventional, slightly more fun, little bit more risky version..." "Make it really simple, really precise, and have fun."