Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:36 PM
Is this correct?
I tried it and it seemed to look better anyhow. It was a new way for me to look at this.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:54 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:50 PM
I tried to emulate her and it seemd easier to jump that way anyhow. it seemed like I was less worried about height and more concerned with extending the feet fully thinking out rather than up, if that makes sense?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:21 PM
No matter what, thinking about articulating your feet to their full extension when you are jumping is a good thing. It should make you jump higher, as you noticed, because you are getting power from all of the muscles through your feet -- including the ones that tend to slack off if you let them! Plus, it looks so nice
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:19 PM
I don't think you are imagining this - I see this in the classes of advanced students/professional/former professional dancers I take as well as those I teach. It is all how a dancer is trained. I have seen dancers with very developed feet stretch them straight down when jumping and I have also seen dancers push out through the arches to achieve the position you are describing. In one of my classes (that I take) the instructor asks us to do both - as a warm-up exercise. Just as some teachers like a stretched ankle and fully pointed foot in frappes and some prefer a wrapped foot and a brush in frappes, there are many "right" ways to do certain things.in ballet.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:54 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:24 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:33 PM
The dancer I observed DOES have great feet and legs and seems hyperextended so this makes sense too.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:26 AM
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