In this video lesson, Synchronized Swimming Instructor, Ymajahi Brooks, teaches how to do the ballet leg figure for synchronized swimming.
Video Transcript: "YMAJAHI BROOKS: "And now on to the figures, my favorite part. The most common figure you see in a lot of routines is a ballet leg, or a ballet composition. Your laid out on your back, one leg is vertical, one leg is horizontal, to create a ninety degree angle. You?re using the standard scull to keep your hips up. The idea is to get your thigh and your leg out of the water as high as possible, shoulders back, head back, with a big smile on your face. It's good to start practicing on a wall or if you have some stairs, head is back, hips are up. You take your leg; you draw it in along the surface. Make a ninety degree angle with your thigh, keeping as much air underneath your knee as possible, still sculling. Stretch your leg up. Bring it back down. Slide it out. And you have a ballet leg."
Brightly smiling women in colorful one-piece bathing suits, donning white swimming caps, rising slowly out the water on a giant birthday cake replete with sparklers, diving off into the swimming pool in a perfectly timed sequence, each swimmer keeping form with the person before them. A bird’s eye shot of a circle of swimmers, each kicking their legs and waving their arms to create a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns. A beautiful water ballet, where all of the dancers move to a common, well-choreographed theme. These are just some of the tricks that an experienced synchronized swim team can pull off.
In this course, Synchronized Swimming Instructor Ymajahi Brooks gives 15 easy video lessons on Synchronized Swimming. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Stretches, Warm-up Exercices, Basic Strokes, Breathing Exercises, Egg Beater Kick, Body Jumps, Back Layout Sculls, Torpedo Sculls, Alligator Sculls, Support Sculls, Ballet Leg, Split Walkout, Barracuda Thrust, Hybrid Synchronized Swimming Figures, and many more.