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re: Jazz FAQ
By ms_pointe
On Tue Dec 23, 2003 09:55 PM
Great post!
re: Jazz FAQ
By Loreen
On Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:36 AM
Thanx for the post! that was great and useful! :)
re: Jazz FAQ
By CDS_dancer89
On Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:37 PM
ur right this is a good idea! thanks for all the good advice!!! it probly took yall forever to write that!!!
triple help!
By dancingrl247
On Sun Jan 18, 2004 02:54 PM
wow even though people have added tons of piroutte advice on here i'm still having trouble with my triples! i can do doubles very well so i'm in this ine part in my dance with a triple. i really want toget it perfect so my teacher won't have to move me or anything. the only thing is i have to hop around to get my third turn in and i cannot figure out what the problem is!!! i've tried all of the davice but it seems the more i concentrate and try the more trouble i have! does anyone else have some tricky piece of advice to give me that would help out?
re: Jazz FAQ
By Starlet2B
On Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:18 PM
dancingrl247: you're probably bending your supporting leg on your third turn, I do that too and whenever I straighten my leg I stop hopping so try that! :)
re: Jazz FAQ
By dancingrl247
On Fri Feb 13, 2004 05:01 PM
thanks starlet my ballet teacher watched me turn yesterday and saud on my first two i was sqeexing everything and spotting but on third one i wasn't so i just have to remember to snap the head again and squeeze!
re: Jazz FAQ
By irishpointe
On Mon Feb 23, 2004 06:50 PM
awesome post
re: Jazz FAQ
By liljazzdancer7
On Mon Feb 23, 2004 07:24 PM
Wow that had a lot of really good information! Thanks!
re: Jazz FAQ
By DanzeNGirlie003
On Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:26 PM
Karma'd you up!very informational!
By anaaguilerova2
On Sat Apr 03, 2004 09:24 AM
re: Jazz FAQ
By DanceQT22
On Mon Apr 05, 2004 02:30 PM
If i could give karma i would have karma'd u up but unfortunaly i dont have 50 posts. Very informal
re: Jazz FAQ
By lilacfleur
On Wed Apr 21, 2004 01:27 PM
this is prob the most useful post so far. thanks for the tips. theyre actually helping out cuz ive been struggling with a few things. keep posting if ya got more tips :)
re: Jazz FAQ
By adidance1
On Sun May 02, 2004 03:04 PM
ok please help with this one explain how to do chasse down the roon do you travel ot think up or is there a beat in 5th or nobeat please help asap thank you great post bythe wy
re: Jazz FAQ
By DancingFool5678
On Sun May 02, 2004 05:52 PM
jazz sticky
By jacthedancer
On Thu May 20, 2004 07:41 AM
Work your over splits. Stack a few mats and put your front leg on the mats. It is amazing how stretched you will feel after and how easy regular splits will become. Really warm up and stretch first. Do this for your left and right as well as middle. This will improve your splits, needles, jetes and illlusions, Y Stands etc, battements etc.

Have fun :)
re: Jazz FAQ
By nodoubt_dancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu May 20, 2004 10:36 AM
Calm down. Not everyone checks this place everyday.
re: Jazz FAQ
By dancingrl247
On Thu May 20, 2004 04:59 PM
nodoubt- thanks everyone else seemed to think it was a really helpful place to find/leave advice- it doesn't matter if you don't check it everyday. sounds like your the one that needs to calm down.
re: Jazz FAQ
By DaNcEaRaMa
On Sat May 22, 2004 05:54 AM
these are great!! thankyuo so much, i understand a lot of the terms a lot eaisier now!!
re: Jazz FAQ (karma: 1)
By Chepyl
On Mon May 24, 2004 09:12 PM
This question was posted in November, but I just joined the site; but Uptowngrl asked about turns in second.

First, before you start these turns you should have strong pirouettes and at least understand fouettes. The turns in second combine aspects of both types of turns.

A good prep for learning the turns is to hop in around once and then turn, from there plie and releve with leg in 2nd the whole time. I usually hop 4 times, making two full turns, then begin repetitive turning. More advanced preps are to simply start from 4th like any pirouette but lift to 2nd not retire, or you can pirouette and do a half fouette into 2nd. (I find that the hopping prep is a great way to learn, you have more control of your leg placement as you start the turn.

Now, when you do these turns your leg needs to be at 90 degrees and turned out so your hip is down - the best exercise to strengthen your muscles is going to be ronde de jambe en lair. For those who don't take ballet for this exercise you battment to second and hold your leg in place at 90 degrees. From there you bring your foot into passe and then extend to second repetitively. Your foot should make a small circle either en dehors or en dedands. Your thigh should not move, only the lower part of your leg, your hips must be square, and you must stand up straight; failure to maintain proper placement during this exercise makes it painful (doing large amounts of these become exhausting enough without adding the pain of working incorectly.)

For the past 6 months I have had one of my classes do 30 en dehors and 30 en dedands on each leg during every class period, their fouettes and turns in second have improved tremendously.

I hope this is helpful.
re: Jazz FAQ
By barrefly
On Wed May 26, 2004 11:53 PM
...there is a video series out called, "turns, leaps and tricks" (with Terry Shulke...something like that).
It's a 2 video set. I bought it for my daughter. It is pretty
good, I recommend it.
re: Jazz FAQ
By bellarina2member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 30, 2004 09:17 PM
thanks for all the advice!
re: Jazz FAQ
By chickey4
On Mon May 31, 2004 05:35 PM
hey i was just reading your post and read your from sydney well im a dance teacher from goulburn pm me sometime or email me at
re: Jazz FAQ
By albobdancer91
On Sat Jun 05, 2004 05:35 PM
i do agree i am a new menber and i have trouble posting posts with stickys
By ck12
On Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:28 PM
I was looking over the advice for axels, and I didn't understand the "run L, run R", "hop" and "chasse turn"...are you talking about chaine turns, actual hopping and chasses?

Sorry if that's a stupid question.
re: Jazz FAQ
By dancingrl247
On Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:49 PM
hey ck12-
i think the stuff your talking about was under glitterfairy's post and seeing as i didn't write i can't really specify. try Pming her.
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