AUTOPLAY
do an Arabesque
11 steps
Brush one leg to the back until just the toe is touching. In ballet this is called “tendu”
1. Brush one leg to the back until just the toe is touching. In ballet this is called “tendu”
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Now practice lifting the leg off the floor as it brushes to the back. This is called “degage”
2. Now practice lifting the leg off the floor as it brushes to the back. This is called “degage”
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Lift the leg with control a little higher. Try to keep the hips facing forward.
3. Lift the leg with control a little higher. Try to keep the hips facing forward.
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Cross and lift the leg behind to create a 90 degree angle with the legs
4. Cross and lift the leg behind to create a 90 degree angle with the legs
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When looking at an arabesque straight on the leg should disappear from sight
5. When looking at an arabesque straight on the leg should disappear from sight
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Side view for arm variations
6. Side view for arm variations
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Arm variations: front view
7. Arm variations: front view
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AVOID: leaning forward as the leg rises
8. AVOID: leaning forward as the leg rises
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AVOID: letting the leg drift open to the side
9. AVOID: letting the leg drift open to the side
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AVOID: sinking into the standing hip. Hard to see but if falling try lifting taller through the leg.
10. AVOID: sinking into the standing hip. Hard to see but if falling try lifting taller through the leg.
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Add arabesques to your turns, jumps, and other dance moves!
11. Add arabesques to your turns, jumps, and other dance moves!
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