paloma Posted August 25, 2008 Report Share Posted August 25, 2008 I took summer ballet classes at the same place I have taken classes for the past ten years, which is a school affiliated with a professional dance company. They teach Cecchetti, although they have always tolerated variation in adult classes, acknowledging that they come from different backgrounds. I have learned the "head" for barre work to be facing out (away from the barre) and inclined when the working leg is moving devant or derriere. One teacher explained it as wearing one heavy earring--on the right ear when working devant, and on the left when working derriere. I spent my whole summer being corrected--obsessively, I might add--on my RAD head. I was also supposed to bring my foot up the side of my standing leg for developpe, rather than front for devant and back for derriere, as I have always done. I am confused about what I've been learning until now. Has it been Cecchetti or RAD? Quote Link to comment
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