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chasse???


svemaus

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Hello!

 

Here's my third question (sorry :))

 

The rehearsals for my ballet school performance just started today and I have a question concerning one step:

 

After several steps we have to perform a chassé to the back, still facing the audience. Then we start to jump and while doing this, turn around 360° until we land and do an assemble into fifth position. Now that jump and turn thing is really difficult, as it is not a tour, because it is not executed in a straight way. I think you have to throw the first leg into the air following the second one while you turn, so you don't land with both feet simultaniously.

 

I'm so sorry for that weird description:confused:, but it's hard for me to explain. If you have a clue how that step is called, please tell me cause my teacher calls the whole sequence a chasse.

 

Thanks,

 

Svenia :)

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Svenia, you've got us both stumped!:confused:

 

Which way does the turn in the air go? En dedans or en dehors?

And what of this turn "not executed in a straight way"? Is it somehow renversé, or enveloppé or what? Is there a coupé anywhere in this step?

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I'm so sorry for confusing you. Actually, I looked it up in the abt-online-dictionary as there is no way that I could explain that:)

 

It's called a jeté entrelace.

 

Now that this mistery is revealed, can you tell me how that step is executed/what I should keep in mind when doing this step?

 

Thanks a million again, I'm sorry for my English :)

 

Svenia

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Okay Svenia, a grand jeté (en tournant) entrelacé is the correct name for the step that most people tend to call "tour jeté". It is a jump where you execute a grand battement to the front, turn in the air, and land on the leg that did the grand battement, with the other leg in arabesque. This step can be done in any direction. The steps traveling into it are usually a chassé or tombé coupé, or three big runs. The jump does not travel, but goes up and over, landing with the weight in the direction you came from. It is similar to a grand fouetté sauté, except that you land on the other leg :)

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