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Snappier tour jeté (entre lace)

Alchemic Kid

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I’ve been corrected many times that my tour jetés are not scissored enough and I’m trying really hard to fix it...but I’m not seeing improvements. Does anyone have any tips to really get that snappy tour jete?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Couple of things spring to mind.  Arm usage and the speed at which your legs pass in the air. Also think about how much you open the split after the second leg passes. Ask your instructor again for help. I'm guessing that it's the amount of split.

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I'm working on the same thing - trying to get more of a scissor movement than a rond de jambe in the air. One tip is think "quick hips" and a flipping motion instead of a half turn. Get the leading shoulder around quickly. I know Kathryn Morgan and Claudia Dean have videos on Youtube with more tips; I just can't remember them all at the moment. I'm also trying to think of it as an "up and down" movement rather than traveling, in order to stick the landings better.

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  • 1 month later...

Yes Andy32, go for height rather than distance when jumping.

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