I cock my head, "That looks like a mazurka."
"And it is," she says.
The Mazurka is a dance that has appeared in at least one opera and some ballets. I, who was brought up on massive doses of opera against my will, can hear the music in my head. Dum de duum dum, dumdeddum.
Toe in, cross-toe-in, glide away. Ta-DA!
The Historical Ballet Mazurka
And The Mazurka Jump as Demonstrated for a USFSA Video
Tenley Albright--World and Olympic Gold Medalist
|You know, I need to work on my arm positions.|
Nice height though!
I now feel like one of those little girls who can do a step-over crossover and says, "I can do crossovers, why are you making me learn them again, I already know how to do crossovers."
Me: "I can do a waltz jump. I can do a mazurka jump why are you making me do them again...."
Coaches everywhere, "Because yours suck!"