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Monday, January 30, 2017

Marvelous Monday Développé Secret

Marvelous Monday Développé Secret

I like to think of today’s hint as an anticipatory développé. Dancers learn early in their training that any développé must pass through attitude so the leg will be fully turned out at the end, and so that the développé will look lovely throughout. 

Let’s try thinking about this yet another way. Instead of waiting for the attitude, rotate the leg a bit extra while it is still in passé – and let this rotation help produce the développé itself. In other words, anticipate the développé early in the process.

This works in any direction. Try it!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret#11J:
In any développé, rotate the working leg in passé – before the leg extends.”

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