vicarious Posted January 18, 2008 Report Share Posted January 18, 2008 DD had her exam yesterday and was pretty upset she couldn’t do 32 fouetté turns (in slippers) on her left leg. She had done it earlier in the day. The exam was really hard and the fouettés were at the end just before révérence. She’s in the highest level at the school. I’ve been watching the semiannual exams for this level for a few years, even before DD was in the level. I honestly believe this was the hardest exam I’ve seen that level do. DD’s shins were really sore after the grand allegro (her weakest area) and she just couldn’t support herself long enough to get out all 32. I’ve given up on trying to count turns but she was turning decently more than half the amount of time she was supposed to so I imagine she did at least 16. I explained to her that she was expecting to much from herself to do that many after such an intense exam. I told her she was expecting 15 year old muscles to do 17 or 18 year old work. Was I right? Is she expecting too much for a 15 year old? Just for more information she tells me she can do 16 on pointe. She’s the youngest in the class. There is a girl 6 months older than her that is a strong turner and jumper. DD’s strength is in adagio. I know intellectually she knows that each person has their own strengths and she shouldn’t be comparing but I know we both do anyway. In Kostrovviskaya’s 100 Lessons I see Grand Fouette being taught in level 5 (DD’s level) second lesson. Ms. K suggests they do 4 in slippers. I think DD is being to hard on herself. What do you think? Quote Link to comment
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