its really hard to go from leaping-traveling, to just going up and flip.
i couldn’t get the start-off at first, it was the worst part. i keep wanting to chase, instead of just hopping. and when i do try to hop, it turns into a sotay (spelling?) i did get it though, but i’m not sure if i did it correctly enough times to fix my muscle memory. once i got the start-off, it was just into snap cartwheels. i do them correctly, but i’m always afraid i’m going to hit my head on the mat/floor.
i haven’t done aerials in forever, but jessi said we could work on them consistanly now. so hopefully, by febuary i’ll have my aeials! she said they’re really not hard, and i realized its just the transition from moving across distance, to simply moving up.
the start-off, if you are right handed, according to the general gymanstics academy is left foot extended, arms in pause behind the body. then theres a hop onto the left leg-a transition of weight from the right standing leg to a hop-then a push of engery into the floor with the right leg. from that push, it’s the start of the carthwheel/snap/aerial. you’re supposed to be able to run, start-off, and flip. the aerial does travel, but not much. one should be able to simply do the kick-off, hop of opposite leg and flip from there.
“Everyone has their own way of dealing with struggles and sensitive situations, none of which are wrong (so long as they do no bodily harm). We all deserve to be at peace and we all deserve to be happy. How we arrive there is simply a matter of personal preference.”—Note to self. (via gabebondoc)
i’m so in love with this show. i love the story of the nutcracker, it’s a classic. it’s going to be amazing.
we had snow rehearsal today. it was just a bunch of fun, we played around throughout the whole rehearsal. we also learned the intro to act2, land of sweets. i’m chinese with andrielle, and i’m actually excited for it. we get to do a bunch of jumps, in place russians-my favorite.
leaps was realy fun too, jessie had us to partner leaps. there was a lot of hooking with elbows, then throwing across, well, lifting across to get more height. the hooked elbows went into a double stag, then another one joined at the wrists went from the floor into a pike. the last partner leap had tilts in them, holding at the wrists and flying into the air, with a nice tiltled center. the mood at the studio’s much looser and relaxed now, everyone’s gotten over the tension and it’s just dancing.