How do you break down teaching of retire? What is it preparation for?I am thinking it is preparation for pirouette. Breakdown:
facing the barre in a closed parallel position.
peel foot of floor to petit retire (use of metatarsals/foot pressure/correctly)
close and rpt. on the other side.
repeat the above however instead of petit retire, bring toe to the side of knee (before going any further check - alignment, posture, placement, poise, weight distribution).
Take the knee out to the side, return to starting position and close. Rpt to other side.
Try entire exercise with turned out feet.
What say you? any thoughts, comments, observations, idea's would be greatly appreciated.