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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Technical Tuesday Assemblé

Technical Tuesday Assemblé
Most dancers learn immediately that “assemblé” means “assemble”. This is because assembling the feet in the air is the critical part of the jump. But actually achieving this coming together in the air is the challenging part.
I have blogged before about this. Ballet Secret #15d: “In an assemblé, to make sure the legs assemble in the air, imagine catching a fly between the ankles.” Another hint is to bring the bottom leg (the following leg) to the top (leading leg). If the leading leg goes too high, the other leg is unable to catch it. 

The step is dependent upon a good solid brush from fifth position at the very beginning. This is true for almost everything in ballet technique: it is the preparation that makes or breaks a step.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Secret #15nn 
Assemblé means “assembled” or “joined together”.

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