Dance Ballet 1

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barre
the horizontal wooden bar fastened to the walls of the Dance Studio
plie
To bend; bending of the knee or knees
changement
to change; alternating right-foot and left-foot fifth positions by jumping and switching feet
chaines
a series of rapid turns on pointes or demi pointes
passe
to passe through; the foot of the working leg passes through the coupe and stops at the knee of the supporting leg
coupe
to cut; working leg turned out and pointed at ankle
grand battement
Big Beat (Eng. translation). Big Beat of the leg thrown to 90 degrees off the floor
pique turn
a pique balance that rotates 1 or more revolutions
tendue
to stretch the foot. extending the foot away from the supporting leg while keeping contact with the toe on the floor
releve
to rise; raising of the body on pointe or demi-pointe
rand de jambe
circling of the leg. Semi-circle tracing on the floor
balance
remaining on one foot or two feet for an extended duration of time on releve or flat
chasse
to chase. one foot actually chases the other. ¨Step together Step¨
port de bras
carriage of the arms
preparation
the movement with which the dancer prepares for the execution of a step, turn, exercise, or sequence
big;large;full
grande
working leg
term used by dancers and teachers to denote the leg that is executing the given movement
pas de burre
crossing behind the supporting leg with one foot. stepping into 2nd position with the other foot, and then crossing in front of the original supporting leg. ¨Back Side Front¨
spotting
term given to the movement of the head and focusing of the eyes in turning
turn out
this is the ability of a dancer to turn his or her legs and feet out from the hip joints to a 90 degree position
sote
to jump; jumping off two feet and landing on two feet and/or jumping off of one foot and landing on the same foot
jete
to leap; a leap from one foot to the other
demi
half
-plie
-tendue
-degage
-ran de jambe
-port de bras
-grand battement-
P.T.D.R.P.G
1400s
-ballet started in this time (Italy)
-dancers wore corsets & huge skirts
-started as court dances/folk
-ballet shoes made of canvas, soft leather, and satin
1500s
-Katherine de Menu married Henri de Orleans
-brought ballet to france
-many ballet dances
-evolving
1600s
-professional ballet started
-Academy Royale de Dance (mostly men; Louis xiv)
-first ballerina
-pierre beauchamps
1681
first ballerina; triumph of love
pierre beauchamps
created the five basic positions
1700s
-ballet begins to change
-limitations are being execeded
1800s
-POINTE Shoes
-Marie Talgon
Marie Talgon
-first person to perform on pointe shoes onstage
1900s
-Ballet in Russia and U.S and all over Europe
-survived on people teaching people
NOW
still growing
Sequential Order of Ballet Class
1. Barre Warm Up
2. Center Stretch
3. Across the Floor
4. Center Combination
5. Reverence (Cool Down)
Sickle
turning feet ¨in¨
what's inside pointe shoes--allows ability to stand on toes
block of wood