hart Posted November 22, 2005 Report Share Posted November 22, 2005 I have always been able to soar in grande allegro because, as a former runner with long achilles tendons, I just know how to exploit momentum. I am now taking an intermediate class where we often do a contratemp (sp) to change directions in tombe-pas de bourree-glissade-jete. My problem is that my body just cannot absorb the landing in the jete to switch directions and my momentum continues to move forward. I know I need to work on my plie, pulling up, and getting my weight over that landing leg, but man, is it hard. Are there any pre-jete steps that are used with children to get the feeling of what the landing should feel like? Any other suggestions would also be appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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