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Gargouillade
By Aoife1324 Comments: 10, member since Mon Sep 29, 2014
On Mon Nov 27, 2017 02:31 AM

Hi everyone! I've just started learning the RAD Advanced 2 syllabus and there's a gargouillade in one of the allegros. I find it really difficult and I feel very awkward and look like I'm doing a bad pas de chat while having leg spasms. Any tips please?

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re: Gargouillade
By Sumayah Comments: 6945, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 AM
Work on your rond de jambe en l'air action more. When I first learned these I definitely felt like a cat jumping out of a puddle shaking it's feet off. The more I concentrated on refining the rond de jambe action and showing that circle the less haphazard and out of control it felt.

I had to break it down. Rond de jambe en l'air, pas de chat rond de jambe en l'air. And work each part individually in order until I could blend them into the gargouillade as a smooth action.

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