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Beginner Class 29th September '07

2nd lesson notes =P

Terms used for step/body direction
1. en croix -- in the shape of a cross (eg. battement tendu en croix)
2. en face -- facing the audience
3. degage -- disengage (*pls ref to note at the end)

Barre Exercises
1. Demi-plies
2. Rises
3. Battement Tendu

Centre Exercises
1. Port de bra
2. Plies and rises
3. Sautes (jumps) in 1st and 2nd position
4. Reverance

Here are some pictures (thanks to photographer, Chester Tan) of how fingers should look like in a port de bra or any position of the arms:

fingers should be relaxed yet strong with energy flowing out through them. there are many other pictures on the internet but i cant post them here just in case of copyright and all tt stuff...do check them out when u're free =P

yup...and here's a youtube link with music for you to practise your sautes!

*note regarding "degage":
- english schools (mainly what i'm referring to) use this term for a movement or step here weight placement is on one supporting leg while the other leg is at a "disengaged" position.
- other schools use the term "degage" for a movement similar to battement tendu, but with the foot slightly lifted off the floor. this is called battement glisse in the english syllabus.

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