The big five things to work on.
Work on a higher three-quarter pointe
I have a very stiff big toe joint, which makes my three-quarter pointe extremely low. I know I need to work on the flexibility of my joint, but it’s just so dang painful to stretch it.
More plié when jumping
This is a correction I am constantly getting in class. My jumps don’t have the catlike bounciness that makes grand allegro a joy to watch and I don’t have the strength required to complete long changement-echappe exercises.
Core, core and core.
You need it for high extensions, for pirouettes, for jumps, for adagio, for everything. So there’s no excuse not to do it.
Yes, it won’t happen overnight, but it’s something to aspire.
I won’t be vying for more turnout, but for more control over the turnout I already have, especially in grand battement and developpe a la seconde.