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DreamingDancer13

Heels Up When Jumping

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DreamingDancer13

Petit Allegro is really not my forte. Actually I am miserable at it! I am quite tall and struggle to move fast and with springing jumps. Don't even get me started on beats! Lately my teachers have been pointing out that I never get my heels down in my jumps and/or just before I releve my heel pops off the gournd a little. :jawdrop: I have tried to focus on these aspects, but I can't tell if I am doing it correctly. Its just so hard for me to get my heels down or get deep into my plie. Any recommendations for fixing my jumping issues? I also have very good range of turnout, but I stuggle to hold it in jumps... :firedevil: Thank you so much for any imput or advice. I really want to improve my petit allego because it can be so fun and I know that being tall is no excuse!

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Mel Johnson

Getting the heels down is vitally important. Here's where some solo practice on your own time can come in handy. "Save" some combinations from classes, and do them at a speed where you are sure that the heels are going down and staying down. Learn how that feels and how to get there. Use the mirror for a visual reference. Increase the tempo until you are hitting proper demi-pliƩ every time, all the time. It's tricky, but I'm sure that you can do it.

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DreamingDancer13

Thank you so much! I will start working on it today! Practice, practice, and more practice! :)

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