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Grande Battement

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An exercise in which the working leg is raised from the hip into the air and brought down again, the accent being on the downward movement, both knees straight. This must be done with apparent ease, the rest of the body remaining quiet. The function of grands battements is to loosen the hip joints and turn out the legs from the hips. Grands battements can be taken devant, derrière and à la seconde.

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September 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Passé

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Passé
Meaning ‘to pass’.

As a position passé means when a foot is placed near, on, below, or above the other knee.

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September 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

Tendu

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Tendu means to stretch in French. Usually done as an exercise at the barre from first or fifth position, the working leg is extended to either the front (devant), side ( à la seconde) or back (derrière), gradually along the floor until only the tip of the toe remains touching the floor (tendu a terre) or even further stretched so that the tip of the toe comes up off the floor a few inches (en l’air).

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August 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

1st Position Pliés

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First position Demi-Plié and First Position Grand Plié.

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August 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Arm positions

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Arm positions

Ballet arm positions!

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August 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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Ballet positions

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Ballet positions

Positions of the feet!

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August 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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