Friday, March 11, 2005

Ballet/Tae Kwon Do connection again

Yesterday I was able to make a ballet/Tae Kwon Do connection in class.

Alec, the intense 10-year-old who will be up for his black belt next test was practicing his new form which includes a 360 jump turn. He was having trouble staying balanced when he came down from the turn. I was goofing around practicing grand tours en rond while he was jumping (they are 360 jump turns that male ballet dancers do), and I noticed something.

"Hey, Alec, try spotting!" I showed him how to spot, and I do believe it helped him! I think his dad was impressed.

"See, you need to listen to ballerinas," I joked.

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