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Adv 2 Cecchetti exam


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Guest rg3allen

Hi,

I am training for theCecchetti Adv 2 exam and am struggling with the 1&1/2 tours en dedans & ½ tour en dehors en diagonale exercise.

 

If there is anyone out there who has tricks or thoughts about this step that helped them (or a student) to manage more than one turn, i would love to hear it! My problems are:

1) closing in a tight fifth sur les pointes between the 1&12 and the 1/2

 

BUT much more importantly

 

2) loosing my balance after ending the first turn (on a bent supporting leg with working sur the cou de pied)

 

Help!

Thanks - Ruthie

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In any turning step, keeping the alignment of head centered and level, shoulders down and relaxed, and over the hips, which are over the knees, which are over the feet will effect the desired results you seek. If your alignment and placement are correct, then closing a tight fifth is quite easy. And of course if you are properly aligned and placed, you won't lose your balance! :sweating:

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In any turning step, keeping the alignment of head centered and level, shoulders down and relaxed, and over the hips, which are over the knees, which are over the feet will effect the desired results you seek. If your alignment and placement are correct, then closing a tight fifth is quite easy. And of course if you are properly aligned and placed, you won't lose your balance! :sweating:

Hi - yes, but one just has so much momentum after the first 1.5 +0.5 turns that the landing in cou de pied before the next turn is really quite difficult. Perhaps it is more accurate to say I just can not seem to make the sequence flow.

 

Ruthie

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Ah, I see - if the cou de pied fails, then the alignment has broken! I think your key word there is "momentum". Don't enter the turn with so much force that the momentum overcomes your technique and strength and you'll do better. Just throttle back a little bit.

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