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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wacky Wednesday Quarter Song

Wacky Wednesday Quarter Song

In the large collection of fun-to-say ballet terms, I present emboîté. It is also a fun step to do, particularly because it is a jump and a turn. Double fun. It is a great way to practice spotting, and also a great way to perfect jumps and turns simultaneously.  The term emboîté means “fitted together” or “boxed”.

The interesting thing about emboîtés is that despite the way the step looks (there’s that illusion thing again), an emboîté isn’t truly a half-turn, half-turn. That’s right. It is actually a one-quarter turn followed by a three-quarter turn. Try it. It works much better this way.

Emboîtés have a song that is repeated silently in the dancer’s mind as the step is performed: “Quarter, three-quarter, Quarter, three-quarter, Quarter, three-quarter… You get the idea.

From now on, this song will be stuck in your head whenever you do emboîtés.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #15cc:  
An emboîté is involves a quarter turn followed by a three-quarter turn.

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