• Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet How to Master a Fouetté á Terre En Tournant



Mastering ballet battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit will help with fouetté á terre en tournant and also with flic-flac en tournant ballet terms.

Ballet battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit is performed small beats at your ankle. Working leg is held sur le cou-de-pied and the low part of the leg moves out and in, changing the working foot from sur le cou-de-pied devant then to sur le cou-de-pied derriere continuously movement small fast beats. The support foot remains in one of the following positions á terre, sur la demi-pointe or su la pointe. Battement sur le cou-de-pied ballet movement is similar to the fouetté á terre en tournant and flic-flac en tournant. The battement sur le cou-de-pied is a stationary position and does not turn. However the ballet terms helps you feel the motion to be able to turn properly in the next ballet terms. It's all part of the ballet process moving through different ballet terms within the ballet progression chart. After you master the ballet term battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit advance to the next ballet terms.

How to do a fouetté á terre en tournant en dedans performed on the ground inwards. Starting in second position in the air the working is swept across the floor and brough to sur le cou-de-pied devant quickly pass to sur le cou-de-pied derrière.

How to do a fouetté á terre en tournant en dehors performed on the ground outwards starting in second position in the air the foot is sweeps across the floor and brought to sur le cou-de-pied derrière then quickly pass to sur le cou-de-pied devant.

How to do a Flic-flac en tournant en dedans performed with working foot in second position en l'air at 45 degree the leg whipped downwards knee is bent, brushing the floor with the ball of the foot. The working leg cross in the front, beyond sur le cou-de-pied. Raising on demi pointe on the supporting leg, making a full turn en dedans the working foot slightly opens brushing along the floor to cross in back of the support leg. The working leg is thrown out to the second at 45 degree. Arms are lowered from second position to preparatory positions. Then raised to first position and opened to second position.

How to do a Flic-flac en tournant en dehors performed with working foot in second position en l'air at 45 degree the leg whipped downwards knee is bent, brushing the floor with the ball of the foot. The working leg cross in the back, beyond sur le cou-de-pied. Raising on demi pointe on the supporting leg, making a full turn en dehors the working foot slightly opens brushing along the floor to cross in front of the support leg. The working leg is thrown out to the second at 45 degree. Arms are lowered from second position to preparatory positions. Then raised to first position and opened to second position.

It is best to always follow the ballet progression chart, it will help you improve or master each ballet term.

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Jacklyn Dougherty and Joni Dougherty



battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit is performed small beats at your ankle.  Working leg is held sur le cou-de-pied and the low part of the leg moves out and in, changing the working foot from sur le cou-de-pied devant then to sur le cou-de-pied derriere continuously movement small fast beats.  The support foot remains in one of the following positions á terre, sur la demi-pointe or su la pointe. Battement sur le cou-de-pied ballet movement is similar to the fouetté á terre en tournant and flic-flac en tournant.  The battement sur le cou-de-pied is a stationary position and does not turn.  However the ballet terms helps you feel the motion to be able to turn properly in the next ballet terms.  It's all part of the ballet process moving.  Dougherty Ballet.  Jacklyn Dougherty
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