NHBnutcracker Posted November 22, 2005 Report Share Posted November 22, 2005 I learned pirrouettes about 3 years ago. We learned them with a certain preparation, bent front leg, straight back leg. (for endehors) During the turn, we had our arms in first position. I could do clean singles, and fairly clean doubles. Now along comes a totaly new teacher. She changed the entire preparation to 2 legs bent but leaning forward, and she positioned our arms in what she calls first position, but our hands are about 5 inches from our rib cages, and our elbows are almost folded over, instead of being at a 100 degree angle. She won't let us prepare any other way. Its almost as if we have to learn pirrouettes all over again! Many students feel this way. We ask her if we can do them the way we learned, but she says we are being rude to her. We ask nicely, don't demand anything, and say please. Now she yells at us for not having clean turns. What can we say to her to make her realize that if she let us do the turns the way we learned them, we would have clean turns? Quote Link to comment
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