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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wondrous Wednesday Relevé on Pointe

Wondrous Wednesday Relevé on Pointe

When moving onto a full relevé position on pointe there are two basic things to consider, because there are two ways to “get up” onto pointe.

Simply put, you can (1) move your body over the supporting foot, or (2) move your supporting foot under the body. Sounds easy, right? Well…

Usually beginning pointe students learn to relevé by moving the body from two feet in plié to one foot (on pointe) by centering the body over the supporting foot. Method (1), above.

But there is another way. Sometimes called “snatching the foot”, this is when the foot is “snatched” under the body as the dancer goes onto pointe.

Dancers need to know how to do each method effectively.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #24i:
“There are two basic ways to get to relevé on pointe.”

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