BalletMac Posted October 19, 2011 Report Share Posted October 19, 2011 This is a question that I had been thinking about for some time, but I just can't get my mind wrapped around it. I have a teacher who has the habit of giving a petit allegro at a slower speed then speeding it up to a very fast speed. The one problem that I am having though is that I feel like when it gets that fast I simply can't keep up. It is not that I can't keep up because I don't know the combination, but rather that when it is time for the next step I am still in the air. I don't know if height is part of it, I am 6 foot 3, but it seems that the shorter people can do it fine. I have tried jumping lower to accommodate the speed, but when I do this it looks as though I am not really jumping. I have also heard of trying to "jump down", but that doesn't really make sense. I suppose the question that I have is when does it become physically impossible for a person to keep up, not because of an ignorance of the combination, but because of height and the increased time it takes to get up and come down? Quote Link to comment
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