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Help with Back Leg in Leaps?
By kay_dancer1 Comments: 1, member since Mon Jul 10, 2017
On Mon Jul 10, 2017 08:20 PM

Hi! I am having trouble with a few different types of leaps such straight split leaps and chaine leaps.

In my straight split leaps/saut de chats I can get good height and hit a split in the air, but my back leg is always slightly bent even if I really focus on straightening it. Is there any advice you have for getting that back leg straight?

Also, I have a lot of trouble with chaine leaps (I've also heard turning jete, basically where you do a down chaine into a straight split leap). My back leg never really goes up at all. Any advice or tips for improving this?