I started ballet when I was 4 years old. I'm now 17. I still can't do a double pirouette and I feel really lousy about it. I'm also in the Elementary grade.
Many girls, who are younger than me, are in Advanced classes or a higher grade than I am. Why is it so? I've also tried my best during ballet, but I don't seem to be the BEST of them all, like doing a pirouette, lifting my leg as high during developpé e.t.c. How can I improve my pirouettes and adage?
God Bless You!
Thank you so much for your letter and I understand that this is a very frustrating position to be in. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, things just do not seem to change and this can become extremely frustrating.
However, do not despair. Often performing a fantastic pirouette is actually not a lot to do with the legs but is actually more to do with your core stability.
If you are not very strong through your center you will not have a strong base to work from when dancing and you find some steps that others find easy, much harder.