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Pirouetting News!

Haha, okay I’ll start with a laugh, because this is kind of funny and it did make me laugh at myself.

So it turns out (pardon the pun) that you are supposed to retire during pirouette. I mean, I always new that your leg went somewhere like a retire position, but I realise now that you are supposed to do a complete proper retire!

I was practicing an exercise Tibor had taught me. It had a lot of going up into retire quickly. And I remembered him saying: “I’m getting you ready for pirouettes.” And all of a sudden I was like…

BOOM!!!!

I’m totally supposed to go full retire! Toes fully touching knee!

And it has made a huge difference! So much more stability and control. I know a lot of things go into stability, but for me, this one has had the most impact on my pirouettes.

So here’s a clip of me in tonight’s lesson, using full retire…

Enjoy! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Pirouetting News!”

  1. 🙂 Awesome! Yes, there’s very little in ballet that goes “somewhere like” but we all do it, even when we have our teachers there to watch our lessons! So fantastic when it clicks like that though. The clip you posted looks lovely 🙂

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