• Jacklyn Dougherty

How to Ballet Balance Terminology


Balance [ba-lahn-SAY]. Rocking step. shifting the weight from one foot to the other. Balance may be done crossing the foot either front or back. Balance may be done crossing the foot either front or back. Fifth position right foot front. Demi-plie, degage the right foot to the second position and jump on it lightly in demi-plie, crossing left foot behind the right ankle and inclining the head and body to the right. Step on the left demi-pointe behind the right foot, slightly lifting the right foot off the ground, fall on the right foot again in demi-plie with the left foot raised sur le cou-de-pied derrière. The next balance will be to the left side. Balance is done en avant or en arriere facing croise or efface and en tournant.




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