Laschwen Posted December 16, 2008 Report Share Posted December 16, 2008 Last night in class my teacher gave a combination that had a fouette turn in it, and six or seven other things fairly high on my level of difficulty scale. I got through everything but that without incident. That step; not so much. Being familiar with the step from it's fairly frequent use on TV dance programs and in occasional discussion here, it seemed like I ought to know that step. When I tried to do it, I realized my body had no familiarity with it at all, and I can't actually recall ever being presented with it as a new step in my earlier years and I have not been asked to do them in class in the last 4 years either. How could I have missed out on such a common step? I think it could really be something I have seen everywhere but have never done in a combination; never mind 16 of the suckers. I have done preparations for them at the barre. Now I am going to have to figure out how to do them from what I know of the preparation, and practice at home because they didn't actually happen for me in class and we do not learn steps one at a time like they were new in my classes. I hope my kitchen "pirouette" space is big enough for safe clearance. I kind of miss being a 10 year old at times like this. If I was 10 I would just copy the move as best I could and not worry about how to make it happen. Maybe that is how I will think about combinations in class on Thursday. Worry about "how to's" and corrections after the big finish. Quote Link to comment
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