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what is this step called?
By Abbz2991member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Dec 09, 2007 07:15 PM

Its where you prep like a tour jete but you do the center splits in the air and land in coupe in front...kinda hard to explain, but if you get it...whats this called??

thanks

Abbz

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re: what is this step called?
By get_over_itmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Dec 10, 2007 02:53 PM
Sounds a little like a saut de basque? Maybe?? Hopefully?
re: what is this step called?
By BaLLERiNADiPPYmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Dec 11, 2007 01:20 AM
^ yeah i agree..sounds like a saut de basque

xo
re: what is this step called?
By puppies_flyPremium member
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 09:24 AM
A saut de basque absolutely shouldn't involve splits! one leg is always pointing straight down. Perhaps you're talking about grand jeté a la seconde, which can land in coupe front. I have no idea what you mean by it preps like a tour jete because there are about a million different preps for tour jetes. If it's not a grand jeté a la seconde then are you sure it's part of the classical ballet vocabulary or could it have been imported from jazz, because the side split is not a common position for jumps in ballet and there aren't many others besides the grand jete.
re: what is this step called?
By DaNciNgONmyGravemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 09:38 AM
I think it sounds like a saut de basque as well. I've never done it with splits, but I have heard teachers ask for students to split their legs more in this step.

When you say "prep like a tourjete", do you mean you start by doing a chasse back, then turn to go into the step facing forwards/diagonally front?


~Grave
re: what is this step called?
By mooshrimp
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 09:45 AM
Could be coupé jetés... even though it doesn't involve real side splits, they look like side splits but they're actually front splits.

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re: what is this step called?
By Abbz2991member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jan 01, 2008 02:29 PM
"When you say "prep like a tourjete", do you mean you start by doing a chasse back, then turn to go into the step facing forwards/diagonally front? "

^ yes, thats what I mean....and its not coupe jete...so I am not sure what its called, thanks though
re: what is this step called?
By fouettegirl
On Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:39 PM
Edited by fouettegirl (108351) on 2008-01-14 22:40:34
Grand saut de basques can be done with a side split (especially if it's only a single saut de basque). It can also be done with the leg ending in retire, not coudepied. Both versions are okay.

I think that's the step that you are talking about. It's kind of like an axel jump in figure skating (not to be confused with an axel jump in jazz).
re: what is this step called?
By kerplooey_dancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Feb 20, 2008 01:41 PM
okay lets see... so you do a chasse backwards, step, grande battement and flip your hips, but instead of foute-ing to the front "splits" (as in a BIG tourjete), you CONTINUE turning your hips and snap into some sort of an a la second tilt jump? like jazz?

i think i've got it now... and if so... then it doesn't really have a name :P

-kerplooey

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