• Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet Term Sissonne Tombee

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ballet term  Sissonne tombee [see-SAWN tawn-BAY]. Sissonne, falling. This is a compound step consisting of a sissonne simple and a tombe. Fifth position R foot front. Execute a sissonne simple devant. Immediately upon landing on the L foot, fall forward in demi-plie on the R foot in the fourth position front, either croise or efface. Sissonne tombee may also be performed to the fourth position back or to the second position. Also called “sissonne tombante.” Jacklyn Dougherty
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Sissonne tombee [see-SAWN tawn-BAY]. Sissonne, falling. A compound step consisting of a sissonne simple and a tombe. Fifth position right foot front. Execute a sissonne simple devant. Immediately upon landing on the left foot, fall forward in demi-plie on the right foot in the fourth position front, either croise or efface.

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