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Beth Blackerby
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Hi Everyone, I'm thrilled to see you all jumping on the Wohlfahrt op 45. no. 1 bandwagon and perfecting your detaché. I know the "dart throw" motion is a bit elusive and hardly looks different than any other detache stroke. It really is the difference between a loose or tight shoulder joint. Hope this video will help a bit.
Beth Blackerby
7 Responses
Posted: August 28, 2017
Last Comment: September 3, 2017

Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 3, 2017
I did too, Mary!

Diane in SOCAL
Posted: September 2, 2017
Wow...what a great video Beth
I haven't worked on this Etude in a long time...but tomorrow I am going to practice this and think about the Dart throw. with a nice loose right shoulder with good posture.  Thanks Beth. Thanks Mary for mentioning about the movement of the wrist as well.  It is so subtle but an important component of the action with a nice relaxed shoulder. I had to go and view the video again to connect all the dots and through the dart!  LOL. 
Thanks. Stay tuned. Diane in SoCal 

Mary Freeman
Posted: September 2, 2017
I noticed with the dart throw there is a lot more wrist motion 

Janice Branley
Posted: August 29, 2017
That was such a good demonstration and it is so subtle.  The tendency for the body to follow the fixed shoulder as you described it afterwards is such a help. I'll have to try this!
Thank you...

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: August 28, 2017
Thank you thank you thank you!!! That was brilliant!!!
Still I can see the subtle difference, very discreet, but when you explain about the "swivel" motion vs. the "forward" motion, it just makes it much much clear! 
Definitely an inspiration to practice some more! :0)

I think ill practice with my video on next to your demo.... 
GREAT  exercise! :0)

Ann Meeker
Posted: August 28, 2017
Thank you, Beth!  Yes, I can definitely See the difference in your fluid flowing motion.  Pursuing now to practice/feel.  This is really key stuff huh!

Posted: August 28, 2017
This was such a great video demonstration!