Embarrassing Question :-)
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:13 PM
It is when the dancer leeps into the air and whilst at their highest point the put both legs out comeplete flat, in opposite directions, and then trurn to the floor. A bad description I know. It is not like a Jete, i.e. both feet face in opposite directions. It is as though they were "doing the splits" but they are in mid-air.
I'm sorry my knowledge is so crude but i can't seem to come across any site with a descritption or photo of this position. I think it's quite a common one tho.
Anyone that could give me their view on what I'm describing (and pref a link to a photo or diagram, so I can confirm), would be a real lifesaver...
Thanks so much.
Your very very humble ballet dunce! :grinning:
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:53 PM
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 12:37 PM
Here shows a few figure skaters performing the feat: http://www.sk8stuff...._sj_russian.htm
Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:46 PM
Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:50 PM
So I was wrong all along then - this isn't a ballet move at all, or if it is, is "Russian Split" the terminology I should use to describe it in my article.
Thanks "Old fashioned"
yours demandingly - but appreciatively....
Posted 17 December 2003 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 03:40 PM
The static jump (off both feet) is called a "straddle jump".
The traveling leap (off one foot) is called a "side leap", and it usually is landed facing where you took off (the leap involves two 1/4 turns).
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