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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wacky Wednesday Paper Doll

Wacky Wednesday Paper Doll

A saut de basque is an interesting jump. It is relatively easy to do the impressive looking double saut de basque because a full saut de basque, like a step-over (en dehors piqué) turn, isn’t really a full turn. By the time you are up, you are already half-way around. Don’t you just love the illusions in ballet?!

Anyway, a saut de basque has two major positions that must be achieved: first, as the dancer jumps, the working leg is thrown (via battement) to à la seconde as the dancer changes to face upstage (in the air). Secondly, the leg in second is then brought quickly to passé as the dancer rotates to complete the turn in the air before landing.

Therefore, think of two paper dolls: a nice flat paper doll in an a la seconde position, and then another nice flat paper doll in passé.

Paper doll saut de basques!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15aaaa:
“Think of a paper doll when doing saut de basques.”

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“All problems are illusions of the mind.”
― Eckhart Tolle, Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

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