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Monday, November 25, 2013

A Handy Tip for Piqués

A Handy Tip for Piqués
Whether using a piqué as a preparation for a turn or a pose, one fact remains:  it is the piqué that largely determines the success or failure of whatever follows it.  In previous posts, I talked about rotation and what an important tool it is for everything in ballet technique.  Well, here is an instance where even a momentary thought about using that rotation can improve the execution of whatever step comes after the piqué.
Here’s the handy tip:  right before stepping onto the piqué foot, think of rotating that leg a little bit extra.  This will result in a very well placed, well balanced, turn or pose.  Try it!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #3e 
“Rotate the piqué leg a little bit extra, right before stepping onto it.”


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