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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wacky Wednesday Rotating Rond de Jambes

Wacky Wednesday Rotating Rond de Jambes

A fun way to shake up the usual rond de jambe combination at barre is to have the dancers change their body facings during the rond de jambes. The rond de jambs can start traditionally, but then as the working leg comes through to first, the body changes to face a different direction (usually side), then back, then the barre, and finally back to the starting point.

This helps add practice in spotting, and especially aids in reinforcing the fact that the supporting foot always pivots on the ball of the foot – never the heel!

Plus, it’s just plain fun to do!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #22h:
“Rotating rond de jambes help reinforce pivoting on the ball of the foot.”

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