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THEORY SHEET GRADE 1

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BALLET THEORY

PRIMARY

Demi-Plie

A small bend. Half of a full plie

Port de Bras

Graceful movement of the arms

Saute

A spring from two feet in first position, landing on two feet in first position

INTRO TO 1

Bras Bas

A low position of the arms forming an oval shape

Battement

An extension of the working leg which returns to its original position

Tendu

The working leg is fully stretched

Grand

Large or big

Devant

In front

Derriere

Behind or at the back

Petit

Little or small movement of the feet

Jete

A throwing action of the working leg

Degage

To move the feet from a closed to an open position

GRADE 1


Demi Bras

The arms are placed half way between bras bas and second

En Croix

The feet move to form a cross

Adage

Slow and controlled movements

Glissade

A gliding step

Changement

The feet change from 3rd or 5th whilst in the air

Pose

To step

Temps Leve

To hop

En Face

The dancer is facing the front

Technical Questions:

Where does turnout start? - From the hip and the top of the leg

What must we think about when placing a Grand Battement Derriere? - We must keep our hips and shoulders square to the barre

Why are rises important at the barre? - They help to strengthen the ankles and insteps and develop stability

What do you consider an Adage exercise or movement to be? - Movements which are slow, controlled and sustained

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