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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Pas de Chat

Saturday Pas de Chat

Most students know that pas de chat means “step of the cat”.  I haven’t seen my own cats duplicate this step precisely, but I can see the similarity of movement.

The problem with pas de chats, as with so many steps, is drooping.  The feet never achieve enough height during the jump and this often prevents the jump itself (and the dancer) from achieving good height - in other words, a grounded pas de chat.  Not good!

To help with pas de chats, remember Ballet Secret #15m“A pas de chat is two passés”:  one with the leading foot and the second with the following foot.  This makes the step look crisp and helps the dancer achieve a good lift away from the floor.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #15m:  
“A pas de chat is two passés.”

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