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Monday, April 9, 2018

Mad Monday Double Piqué

Mad Monday Double Piqué

One of the easiest double turns to master is the double piqué. There are a couple of reasons for this.

First, it isn’t quite a full double, because by the time a dancer is in full relevé, the first turn is already partially completed. But the other reason is related to timing.

A double piqué should not be thought of as two singles – it is a different animal altogether. A single turn is slower, so much so that a double is actually done in about the same amount of time as a single. The spot of the head is quicker, too. In fact, spotting creates the rhythm necessary for a good double piqué, or a series of them.

Try experimenting with double piqués – they’re fun!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14qq:
“ A double piqué turn takes the same amount of time as a single.”

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