….. An arabesque straight out of a pirouette! OMG, I couldn’t believe it, I laughed so loudly, all the family turned to see what had happened.
I’m sure there is a technical term for it, but “arabesque out of pirouette” will do me for now.
I was just practising pirouettes at the back end of my class, and on my second attempt I over-spun and in trying to catch myself I leant forward a little, then my lifted leg just spun around behind me and before I knew it I was in a well balanced arabesque. And I suddenly went, “Oh, that is how they do that thingy!” Haha. I’ve seen it done on youtube but I didn’t know the sequences to get there. Now I do know, and I got there all by myself!
Of course, I tried a million more times and couldn’t repeat it nicely. I could still do it, but was back to being wobbly again.
Speaking of wobbly, I have found that I seem to have days when my vertigo is worse and days when it is better. On the better days my pirouettes are much easier to do. I am starting to get better at them, occasionally completing a full right (to the right) pirouette without wobbling at all. But mostly I am still struggling with them.
I am happy with my pirouette progress, though. I have taken it really slowly, because I knew I couldn’t push myself with the vertigo. I have a few different exercises that break down the pirouette move itself, and I just take it slowly. It seems to be working.