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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Fit to be Tied

Wacky Wednesday Fit to be Tied

Fouettés are difficult, but fun to do. There are many secrets and tips to make them work more efficiently, and here is one:

Imagine that the working leg and working arm are loosely tied together. This way, they must work together during the opening to second and the coming in to passé. This is important. Often the major problem in a series of fouettés is a lack of coordination between the arms and the legs.

Start by practicing the movement of the tied-together arm and leg without turning. When this feels comfortable, add the turns.

Have fun with your fouettés!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Secret #14aa:  
“Imagine tying the working arm and leg together (loosely) in fouettés.”

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