Skittl1321 Posted March 10, 2006 Report Share Posted March 10, 2006 My left foot sickles terribly when in retire for en dedans turns. It looks horrible. When we just go to retire, I can concentrate on getting my foot to exactly where it needs to be, but even if I think about it when preparing for turns, it still sickles. My teacher told me "you are in control of your feet" and said since I know I am doing it, I should be able to fix it. I'm not sure if my feet know that I'm the one in control! Are there any tips for stopping sickling. Since I only notice it in en dedans turns, I'll tell you that the prep we use is in fourth with a plie on the front (right leg) with a straight back (left) leg. We bring the leg to retire as we begin turning, but don't whip it out to the side like some teachers teach the turns. I don't have the problem with sickling on my left foot when I go from fourth (or fifth) plie to retire for a balance or for an en dehors turn. (These are in flats) Thank you so much for any advice or strengthening exercises. My turns are getting better- I can almost do doubles now, but this is one ugly foot. Quote Link to comment
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