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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:26 pm 
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hi there to all you teachers out there. how would you teach pose pirouettes? i am interested in particular on how one would break the exercise down when trying to teach adult beginners with no prior knowledge of dance. What would the most common faults be for this age group?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:21 pm 
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I teach pique turns (pose pirouettes) without the turn at first. I have the students face the direction they are going (or would be turning) and ask them to practice stepping forward up to pique retire (foot behind knee), making sure that they are really pushing strongly from a good plie up to a straight leg on 3/4 pointe. I ask, at first, for simple arms...just (middle) third in plie and first in the retire. After they get the feel for this, I might have them execute 3 plain and 1 turn; then 2 plain, 2 turn, etc. If they have no experience or knowledge of spotting, I guess you should have them also practice some simple spotting exercises...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:07 pm 
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Thanks Gina. Extremely valuable information as always and truly appreciated. Thanks. I guess when performing pose one must also watch ones centre, weight placement on the supporting leg and at the same time concentrating on turnout, alignment, poise and placement. So many things to remember :lol:
Now if we can just work out the formula for lightness within the step, we may just be half way there :P


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