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Exercise

Pivots

The dégagé is empowered by driving the heel and inner thigh across the standing legs.

Combinations

Prelude in C

The music should be "felt" and the dancer should try to connect transitioning placement and position through the use of grace and calmness.

Exercise

Transfer Weight

Use this exercise to confirm transitioning from placement of one shape to the next.

Combinations

Aria

This dance is dimensional, using shapes, space, and texture! Use attack for fun!

Combinations

Going To School

The dancer should use the prop (fans) to be expressive. The movement should be simple and clean, and the artistry focused through the fans.

Step

Movements

This series includes the 7 basic movements in ballet: plier, étendre, relever, glisser, sauter, élancer and tourner.

Step

Positions & Directions

These are the French School basic positions and directions.

Step

Glissade

Traveling step series: glissades. Glissade means "glide". It is a traveling step executed from the 5th position by gliding one foot in a chosen direction and closing the other foot back into 5th....

Step

Pas de Bourrée

Traveling step series: pas-de-bourrées and pas-de-bourrées retiré.

Step

Petits Sauts

Petit Allegro series: This series include sauté, changement and échappé.
Small jumps are executed from a plié position, to an extension of the legs straight up in the air with pointed feet, l...

Step

Pirouette En-Dehors

Turn series. A pirouette en-dehors is a complete turn on one foot on relevé towards the leg lifted up.

Combinations

Rise Up

Fluid and defined, this piece should move as easily as the time signature.