• Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet Pas De Ciseaux

Fourth position croise derriere, right foot back, pointe tendu. Demi-plie on the left leg, thrusting the right leg forward in efface with a grand battement, bending the torso back. Spring off the left, throwing it forward so that it passes the right in the air. The left leg, extended, immediately thrown backward through the first position into first arabesque, as the right leg descends in demi-plie.


Pas de ciseaux [pah duh see-ZOH]. Scissors step. A term of the Russian School. Pas de ciseaux is similar to a cabriole devant, except that the legs do not beat but pass over each other. Fourth position croise derriere, R foot back, pointe tendue. Demi-plie on the L leg, thrusting the R leg forward in efface with a grand battement, bending the torso back. Spring off the L, throwing it forward so that it passes the R in the air. The L leg, well extended, is immediately thrown backward through the first position into first arabesque, as the R leg descends in demi-plie.
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