Skating Fridays

Improvement on Split Falling Leaf

I’ve been taking ballet lessons for a few months now, and one of the things I asked my instructor to help me with is my split falling leaf. I can do the splits on the ground but had a difficult time translating it onto the ice.

My timing was off, and I wasn’t getting a good split position in the air. We worked on grande jetes during ballet class, and it improved while we were on the ground. The true test was trying to see if it would transfer on the ice.

I videoed this during a freestyle session one day and was pleased to see that my split position was much better. It’s not 100% there yet, but hopefully with little improvements here and there, I can get a full split position. All it’s going to take is some hard work and determination.

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