Flashcards in Elementary Deck (55):
What is the first thing to think of before commencing the plie exercise?
The body positioning and stance are correct
How do you rise in the plie exercise?
By the pressure of the insteps
What should you be feeling before each port de bras?
A feeling of uplift
Which 4th do you use?
Why do you take the arms to demi-second on the introduction?
To breath and prepare for the exercise
What does pique mean?
To pick up sharply
What is a battement tendu jete?
A battement tendu that slightly lifts off the ground
What is an assemble soutenu?
A circular movement traced on the ground with the pointed toe and a fully arched instep
What must you take care to do in all fondus?
To support the supporting ankle and not to roll on the big toe
Which arm is high in 1st arabesque?
The arm on the side opposite the working leg
Which arm is high in 2nd arabesque?
The arm on the same side as the working leg
In this position, is the working leg a terre or en l'air? (1st,2nd arabesque)
It may be either
Is the working leg bent or straight? (of arabesque)
What must you do in a battement fondu?
Stretch both legs simultaneously
How many ways of doing rond de jambe en l'air are there?
Two: en dehor and en dedans, which may be single or double
Is there any movement in the working thigh in rond de jambe en l'air?
No. The leg is controlled in the hip socket, the thigh is still and the movement is executed from the knee only
What do you try to think of regarding the pelvic region?
To lift the weight of the body up, off the hips
What is a petit battement sur le cou-de-pied?
A preparatory step for batterie - similar to a battement frappe, but diminished in size and increased in speed
How many ways are there to execute petit battements?
Two: On a flat supporting foot and demi-pointe
Where is the working foot in releve en arriere?
The toes are immediately under the supporting knee, not across
Where is the working foot in releve en avant?
The same position as en arriere
Where is a rotation?
To rotate the leg in the hip socket and turn toward the working leg
Are you on a straight or a bent supporting leg in rotation in developpe 2 exercise?
A straight leg
What position do you pass through in battement en cloche?
1st position, where the heel is lowered
How many ways of rising onto demi pointe are there?
Two: by instep pressure or snatch
How do you alight?
In a demi plie
What is the position of the working foot in releve derriere?
The heel touches the supporting leg and the toes are held away
Where is the foot placed in pas de bourree pique?
Under the supporting knee, not at the side of the leg
What is efface devant?
When the body is turned towar dthe working leg
What is ecarte devant?
When the body is turned away from the working leg
What is arabesque a dos?
When the dancer shows 1st arabesque in croise position with the head over the forward shoulder
Where are you facing in preparation for pirouette en dedans?
What does croise mean?
What does ouverte mean?
Which arm is crossed in 3rd position?
The arm on the same side as the front foot
Which arm is crossed in 3rd opposition?
The arm on the opposite side of the front foot
What is a grand rond de jambe en dehors?
When the leg is carried en l'air from 4th devant or derriere to 2nd position
What does promenade mean?
To pivot around
In which direction does pas de basque travel?
How do we alight from all elevation work?
Into a demi plie
In which exercise do we have a fouette movement?
In fouette raccourci
Where are the arms in fouette raccourci?
2nd position on the coupe and 3rd position on the fouette
What does de cote mean?
To travel sideways
What is a retire saute?
From 5th position the drawing up of one foot at the side with a temps leve on the other foot
What is an en echappe saute battu?
An entrechat quatre alighting in 2nd position
What is an echappe saute battu change?
An entrechat quatre, alighting in 2nd position and execution a beat as you come back with the opposite foot
What is a brise?
An assemble beaten and travelled slightly
What is a royale?
A changement with a parting and beating of the feet before changing.
What is a demi-contretempe?
A temps leve and a chasse
What is a soussus?
A snach onto demi or full pointe with the front foot covering the back foo
What is couru?
To bourre or run
What must we ensure in coupe fouette raccourci in pointe exercise number six?
To place the supporting foot on pointe directly underneath the body
What is the placing of pas de bourre pique?
The working foot is placed either in front or behind the supporting leg, not in retire position at the side
Are the legs bent or straight as you close in glissades on pointe?
They are straight