public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:57 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: DEVELOPPE ???
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:13 pm
Posts: 6
I was wondering if anyone knew of any training or exercises that help in doing DEVELOPPE'S?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:01 pm
Posts: 678
Location: Petaluma, California
Hello...Sometimes, it is helpful to lie on the floor and execute developpes, on the back for devant and on the side for a la seconde. If someone offers a "floor barre" at your school, it might be fun to try it...This way, gravity is working more for you than against you! I used to enjoy practicing developpes in the swimming pool, too. :wink:


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 644
Location: Seattle, WA. USA
Working on torso stength and also control on the *supporting* side. Like Gina, I've also done many ballet steps or exercises whilst in the pool and it's a great way to do many of these! 8)

_________________
Dean Speer
ballet@u.washington.edu


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:34 pm
Posts: 11
i had troubles with mine and all i did was repeat them over and over usually while watching tv or something but they are a lot better right now (well above where they used to be) so that is what i would recommend.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 644
Location: Seattle, WA. USA
And be sure to continue to "rotate" the leg while it's unfolding. Don't allow yourself to hold it neutrally, rather think of it as a continuous rond de jambe, so to speak. Perhaps think of your heel as continually in motion, turning itself to the audience as the leg unfurls.

This will aid in dropping the hip and keeping yourself "placed" while aligning the leg to the side.

Front and back are similar in that the leg needs to continue to turnout -- as an "activity" and not merely as a "look." 8)

_________________
Dean Speer
ballet@u.washington.edu


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group