Dance: U.S. Ballet Soars

And in model roles, the role model is high-flying Gelsey Kirkland

First position first. Place heels together and splay the feet until they point in opposite directions. Fine, but keep those legs touching, no bowing at the knees! In passing, note the ripples of protest that exfoliate up from the ankles through knees to outer thighs, the pebbly grind of hip sockets trying to accommodate swiveling joints. Good. Tendons, sinews, muscles and bones should now unite in sending an urgent message to the brain. Ouch! Wait a nanosecond for the translation. Here it comes: "Cut it...

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