Striving for Grace Posted September 15, 2006 Report Share Posted September 15, 2006 I've always had trouble with these turns, even when not en pointe. My teacher says my preparations and placement look great, but when it come to turning and maintaining that, I just can't seem to do it. One thing my teacher suggested was that I was making my steps in between turns too "big"- she said this may be pulling me off balance. I have attended a few ballets recently and notice that when most of the dancers pique turn their arms aren't really rounded, but instead sometimes overlap to form a little square such that each hand is close to the elbow of the opposite arm. I've noticed that the students who've been dancing for a long time in my class do this as well. When I was taught these turns, I was told to keep the arms round. My teacher hasn't yet commented on anyones arms during pique combinations. How should the arms be positioned and why the variation? Grace Quote Link to comment
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