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Friday, March 23, 2018

Fun Friday Hallway

Fun Friday Hallway

A common problem with grand jeté en tournant is “butterflying” the legs outward. Instead, the legs must scissor in the air and not go flying about to the side.

A good way to feel the correct pattern is to actually practice this jump in a hallway. (Note: if the floor is concrete, don’t actually jump, but practice the movement pattern.)

Doing this allows dancers to feel immediately if they are not following a straight scissor path during the exchange of legs – because their legs will crash, or come close to crashing into the wall!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15jjj:
“Practice grand jetés en tournant in a hallway.”

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