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Monday, October 15, 2018

Mad Monday Fun Five

Mad Monday Fun Five

No, I’m not talking about the five positions of the feet. Instead, today’s blog features the five basic jumps in ballet. They are:

1.     Sauté = any jump from two feet landing on two feet; or sometimes, one foot to the same foot. It literally means “jumped” and when this word is added to another step it means the step is performed while jumping.
2.     Temps Levé = a hop from one foot to the same foot. This term means " high time ." 
3.      Jeté = any jump or leap from one foot to the other. It means “throwing step”.
4.     Assemblé = a jump from one foot landing simultaneously on two feet. It means “assembled” or “joined together”.
5.     Sissonne = a jump from two feet, landing on one foot. The exceptions are sissonne fermée, sissonne tombée and sissonne fondue, which finish on two feet.

Now you know!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15sss:
“There are five basic categories of balletic jumps.”

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