Both of my instructors have said that around 3& (half way between 3 and 1), the feet should comes together so that you are balanced and so of in a neutral position before driving on 1. One of instructors refers to this as "collecting." When I watch Mirko dance, however, I don't see this at all. In the attached video, his feet come together in a sense but only because one foot is passing the other (after last step of chasse from PP). I may be misunderstanding the instructors, but the sense I get is the "collecting" is sort of a brief pause with feet together before the drive. Mirko is just flying through that position without a hint of a pause. His weight is nearly over his feet, but seems a little ahead. I would like some opinions on this. http://www.youtubeonrepeat.com/watch/?v=Ve82-LCzXFI&from=27&to=32 .