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Monday, June 20, 2016

Marvelous Monday Diamond Jumps

Marvelous Monday Diamond Jumps

Ballet Secret #2h states:  A plié makes a perfect diamond shape (a large caret diamond). This is important, and never more so than when a dancer is landing a jump.

A standard jeté should always land in plié so that the legs form a perfect diamond shape, even though, unlike the standard barre plié, the dancer is on one leg. Unfortunately, often the working leg in a jeté doesn’t maintain its turned-out position, destroying the diamond shape.

Imagine that every jeté lands and shows off a large, sparkly diamond. It can be seen clearly in the mirror if the dancer is facing it.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #15ww  
In a standard jeté, a diamond shape must be formed by the legs upon landing.

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