hart Posted November 20, 2004 Report Share Posted November 20, 2004 I seem to have problems with just about anything that has the word jete in it. With grand jetes I really struggle to not do a saut de chat. I have worked on brushing my leg through first with a straight leg. I can now do a little grand jete with a relatively straight leg, but whenever my teacher yells at me to jump higher, it seems like I pump my front leg when my back leg comes off the floor, even if my leg is straight. It's like there's too much of a time delay. Also, I have seen grand jetes in which both legs seem to reach the pinnacle at almost the same time, and I have seen grand jetes in which there seems to be a delay between the front leg going up and the back leg going up (the front leg seems be coming down when the back leg is still going up). Is one preferred? Now to tour jetes, a source of much embarrassment. What's the magic to not looking like your jumping over a barrel? How do you get your leg to battement straight back instead of doing a ronde jambe? A former professional dancer in the class said that I have to release the leg that I brush to the front, which seems to help some. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for the advice. Quote Link to comment
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