Guest Basilo Posted April 9, 2003 Report Share Posted April 9, 2003 This semester I have begun the task of adding a single tour en l'air to my dance vocabulary. I started with 1/4 and then 1/2 turns en l'air and I now have relative confidence in completing the full turn cleanly. I would like to conitnue to improve this and eventually move on to doing doubles. However, I have a few questions: 1.) What is considered to be the proper position of the feet while in the air? I have watched other dancers and noticed that sometimes they change their feet quickly after leaving the ground (feet remain in fifth for the turn) and others seem to turn with their feet in what looks like first position (feet pointed, of course) and then land/close changing feet. 2.) Are tours en l'air ever done without changing feet? 3.) I've also noticed some cheating (myself and others) in the foot position coming down from preperation. I tend to take off from more of a third position than a fifth . Is this common? 4.) Lastly, now that I can do a single I am working at turning it into a double. How can I keep the single clean like it needs to be? It seems hard to control that new-found momentum that wants to keep me turning. Quote Link to comment
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