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Question: Two Questions!.!.!.Jazz Class!!?
Okay, so I did dance for 5 years from ages 3-8 then quit!. I'm in grade 9 this year and really wanted to start again and I started doing jazz!. We're learning fouette turns and I just can't seem to get it!. Like we do three, go into a double pirouette and again!. I'm not the only one who can't do it, but I just wanted some tips!. I do one and start to hope all over the place, then run into people!.
My second question is about choreography!. We're learning an exam dance, and I know the whole thing all the way through, but when we get to a certain point I know what to do but I just lose it!. Any tips for that!? I think its because its so fast!.
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Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
When you prepare, pull up through your core!. Do NOT lift your shoulders though, common misconception ;) Then when you go, keep this lifted feeling!. It should feel like you're turning with perfect posture, keep your abs in tact as well!. Every time you pump out, whip your leg!. Fouette actually means "to whip!." Make sure your supporting leg is straight and lifted and you are as far up on the ball of your foot as you can!. Try not to hop, thats why you are moving, but instead pull up through your entire body and make the turn smooth!.

For the dance:
I have that problem, too! What I do is go through it REALLY slow!. One step at a time for a few times!. Then I gradually start going faster!. When I'm in school or doing something mindless, I go through it in my head whenever I think about dance!. For some reason, thinking about it makes all the difference!. Just keep practicing, you'll get it!

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for the fouette turns make sure u hold your center pull up your body and push your feet in to the floor, and spot! for the exam dance when u get to that part pretend u have a solo and nothing will mess u up, its mind over matterWww@QuestionHome@Com

all i can say is keep practicing :)
don't worry im completely useless at fouette turns!.
When is come to your exam dance Just keep going over it in your head i find it easier to remember it that way!.
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Practice, practice and more practice, it will come eventually, just don't give up!.Www@QuestionHome@Com