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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday and Hidden Steps

Saturday and Hidden Steps
There are many “hidden” steps in ballet: Secret ones that hide in plain sight in lots of everyday movements. 
For instance, think about grand battement.  Every grand battement “hides” a tendu and a dégagé.  Twice.  Once on the way up and once on the way down.  These hidden steps are essential to correct technique and must be there!
Grand battement itself is “hidden” in other movements:  a piqué that goes to arabesque should have a grand battement as part of the working leg’s path to the arabesque.  So this step has a hidden step with other hidden steps!  The foot that does the piqué must pass through tendu and degage – another set of hidden steps.  The list goes on.
The next time you can’t sleep, instead of counting sheep, think about all the hidden steps in ballet and where they are “hiding”. 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #7p 
“There are many “hidden” steps in ballet.”


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