OperaDeParis Posted August 26, 2008 Report Share Posted August 26, 2008 I was just wondering if somebody could help me out. We have a certain teacher once a week that teaches very vaganova. She wants your arms to be perfectly perpendicular to your body in second and she wants your first position to be at the level of your sternum. None of my other teacheres ask us to do this. I've even been getting corrections about my arms in second being too far back. I've been working really hard in correctiong that but whenever I am in her classes she puts my arms in the position where all of my other teachers were trying to get me out of. I'm just not really sure what to do. Because I feel that the way I use my arms right now works for me and I find it prettier than what she is showing.I feel like the lower arms are more graceful:) For example I can balance in passe without my arms at my sternum but she still tells me to put my arms higher than they are now. I'm afraid that if I start doing what she wants i'm going to "lose" what I was doing before. This teacher told us that she wanted her style "engrained" in us. One of my other teachers told us she did not want us to use the high arms in her class. Thanks for any suggestions:) OperaDeParis Quote Link to comment
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