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Question: I need help on foutes/turns/tours!.!.(dance)!?
Poms tryouts are coming up!. I'm a studio dancer, and I have huge issues with my foutes and my peeka (sp!?) turns!. And I need to be able to do four in a row! If anyone has any tips on how to work on these or whatever please let me know! Thanks!Www@QuestionHome@Com

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I'm also a dancer, and have trouble with these!.
first off, the foutes!. work on getting a double piroutte first, and practice foutes SLOWLY!. its much easier to do something if you break it down slower!. (: keep practicing, and make sure you SPOT and you will get better!.
For the peeka, im assuming you are meaning pique(wrong spelling probably) turns, if not, ignore this part!. xD but basically, work on the footwork slowly at first, spot, and then get faster and faster!. its best to practice in a hallway!. (:

good luck! (:Www@QuestionHome@Com

Pique's are a bit difficult because you need to dart and stay on top of your balance at the same time!. Don't step out too far to where you can't fully be on the balls of your feet!. What I usually think about is that pique's are basically en de don (spelling, sorry, inward, if you may) turns!. If you can do inward turns, you should be able to handle pique's!. Try to stay as straight up and down as you can, a not to lean in the direction you're turning in!.

Foutees!.!.!.eh!. I am not the best foutee turner by any means, but I have had some good ones in my day!. What you really have to think about is your arms, because they propel your movement as much as your legs do!. Make sure your shoulders are down, and when you extend your arm, try to have it like you're icing a cake: smooth and even!. Your legs: when you extend them, turn out as quickly as possible; this will make them look nice!. Your spot is essential, as is your balance!. I can't offer more help than that because I don't really know what areas you in the turn you need to work on!.

Good luck, turns are so hard!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The same things that the two before me said: work on your footwork, especially with piques!. Make sure your leg is fully extended (not in the flung out in front of you sense, but in the leg muscles fully activated sense) before you put it down!. This seems to help me get more power to get around!. For fouettes, I find that turnout really helps in this!. If you're getting a lot of turnout from the hip, it's a lot easier to get your leg around, especially with multiple turns!.

Spot!. That's basic!.

Posture is another big thing!. Make sure you don't lose alignment on your turns, which is the main reason people fall out of them!. Do a couple of slow turns to make sure that your feet, knees, hips, stomach, shoulders and head are all aligned properly!.

A really good but really hard exercise for multiple turns is to do one at regular speed, and then do a second one at a slower speed!. You won't be able to get all the way around on the second one, but you can feel what's going wrong, and it realllly helps your control!.

Good luck!Www@QuestionHome@Com

ok so i have no idea what you are talking about with peeka turns!.!.!. do you mean piques!?!? idk!. so for fuetes, before i got them, i didnt breathe when i turned, so it caused me to fall back!. so when you push off, make sure you breathe out! also, come out of your posse at every turn at a diagonal, like to the corner of the room, and keep your weight between your big and second toe!. and, of course, spot!! good luck, hope i helped!Www@QuestionHome@Com

for fuetes you need to have strong core muscles so lots of sit ups and hold the plank for a while and it will helpWww@QuestionHome@Com