Guest karenfixe Posted June 6, 2003 Report Share Posted June 6, 2003 I was hoping anyone could give me some advice on this one. I used to be a very good turner for both pique's and pirouettes, but lately my teacher says I'm looking at the floor (and spotting there) instead of at eye level. I didn't even realize I was doing it! He says it happens at the last rotation when I look down and suddenly lose balance. It doesn't end too pretty. Last year, I had a really bad fall while doing a fouette jump and my foot slipped out from under me. Needless to say, I fell face first in a not-so-graceful swan dive into a wood floor. Thankfully I turned my head enough to avoid breaking anything but ended up bruised and sore for awhile. I'm guessing that I'm worried that I no longer "know" where the floor is and it's a confidence issue. The only time I can spot properly is when I'm close to the mirror - which doesn't help when you have pirouettes in a combination moving across the floor. Any ideas for either some back-to-basics exercises or confidence rebuilding mantras?? Thanks, Karen Quote Link to comment
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