jimpickles Posted July 23, 2006 Report Share Posted July 23, 2006 I have problems in balancing in pirouettes, and commonly fall out of them. Usually, I try to keep my ankle and whole body as rigid as possible, but then when I start overbalancing the only thing I can do is wave my arms around to correct it, which doesnt seem to help. However, recently I've discovered something else - that if I make my ankle mobile a little bit, it can help me keep my weight centred over my foot during the turn. Its not much, and probably would be imperceptible to the outside - maybe it moves 1/8", certainly less than 1/4". Is that what people who balance in pirouettes do? Or is it discouraged? If its not meant to be done, then I should stop practicing it this way, as it will become a "bad habit". If anyone could tell me whether this is right or wrong, I'd be very grateful. I couldnt find anything about it when searching on this website. Many thanks, Jim. Quote Link to comment
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