spinbug Posted February 18, 2005 Report Share Posted February 18, 2005 In class today I again practiced my pirouettes from fifth like I have over and over again in cecchetti gr. 3 class, this time on pointe. I've had so much trouble on them because I'm used to doing them from fourth. My plie is somewhat shallow, especially from fifth position, making it still more difficult. VOILA! My first time doing the combination I got it right on with a nice soft landing. I was so shocked that I couldn't go on. After a little celebratory jump and turn in the air I did it on the other side and got it right that way, too. I was so tickled my teacher could only laugh at me. Maybe she wasn't so shocked that I had a breakthrough, she maybe knew I could do it. But for me, it was a light at the end of that long black tunnel I sometimes make for myself. This lesson just teaches me that if I keep working at it and strengthening where I need to it can make up for a less than ideal body. There is hope for me yet! CJ Quote Link to comment
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