xschizy Posted January 15, 2008 Report Share Posted January 15, 2008 I know there are probably a million of these... >.< sorry if I add to the large amount of topics. I've been taking ballet for about 5 years now, and I absolutely SUCK at anything that has to do with pirouettes. The only time I have been able to slam a perfect triple was during the summer intensive I took two years ago. I cannot even execute a perfect double anymore. For awhile now, while I try to practice my pirouettes in vain , I've been analyzing my posture in the mirror. I cannot seem to 'feel' my body, in other words, I have absolutely no control and feel 'numb' when I turn (everything I've learned about ballet flies out the window when I start turning, I think). Which is why I have only bad habits left - I don't 'feel' or straighten my back, my passe which has perfect turnout goes ballistic, my butt hangs out, therefore my supporting leg is turned in, my balance becomes horrible along with my spotting. My teacher has been trying her best to help me - it only works a quarter of the time because I don't usually understand how to work my body around. She also says I'm too 'frantic' when I start turning. Could my problem be because my butt muscles, hip muscles, etc. are weak? What exercises can I do to strengthen them? I know for a fact I need to start over again. Quote Link to comment
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