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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Ciseaux

Terminology Tuesday Ciseaux

The word ciseaux [see-ZOH] means scissors. This is not to be confused with sissonne which was named for the originator of the step. But the confusion is certainly understandable.

Here is the definition of ciseaux from Gail Grant’s book:  This is a scissor-like movement made by opening the feet to a wide second position sur les pointes, or by jumping into the air and opening both legs to the second position en l’air.”

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #51:
“Ciseaux means scissors.”

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