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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Pied Dans la Main

Terminology Tuesday Pied Dans la Main

The phrase pied dans la main [pyay dahn lah men] is a term of the French school and means foot in the hand.

This is a stretch we are all familiar with – the dancer holds the foot or heel from the inside and the leg is straightened and brought to second position in the air with the foot still held in the hand.

It is the same as détiré, which means drawn out.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #74:
“Pied dans la main means foot in the hand.”

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