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CLASSICAL BALLET EXERCISES for PROFESSIONALS
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 Exercise 1. BATTEMENT TENDU and
     DEMI-PLIÉ (facing the barre)
 Exercise 2. DEMI-PLIÉ in First,
     Second Fourth and Fifth Positions     
    (standing side to the barre) 
  Exercise 3. DEMI-PLIÉ from Fifth and 
     Fourth position (other side to the barre)
 • Exercise 4. BATTEMENT TENDU
     from Fifth Position (side to the barre)
  Exercise 5. BATTEMENT TENDU
     From Fifth Position (other side to the barre)
  Exercise 6. BATTEMENT JETÉ

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  Exercise 7. BATTEMENT JETÉ
     (on the other side)
  Exercise 8. RONDS de JAMBE
     par á TERRE
   Exercise 9. RONDS de JAMBE
      par á TERRE (on the other side)
  Exercise 10. BATTEMENT FRAPPÉ
  Exercise 11. BATTEMENT FONDU
     and  ROND de JAMBE en `Lair
  Exercise 12. BATTEMENT FONDU and
     ROND de JAMBE en `Lair (on other side)
  Exercise 13. GRAND BATTEMENT
     (both sides together)
  Exercise 14. STRETCH AT THE BARRE
 Exercise 15. CENTER BATTEMENT
     TENDU and PIROUETTES en Dehors
     (from Fourth Position)
  Exercise 16. CENTER BATTEMENT
      TENDU and PIROUETTES en dohors    
     
(other side from Fourth Position)
 Exercise 17. ADAGE
     (Slow Moving Exercise)
  Exercise 18. ADAGE (on the other side)
  Exercise 19. SAUTÉ and CHANGEMENT
     (Allegro)
 • Exercise 20. ASSEMBLÉ and JETÉ
     (Small Allegro)
 • Exercise 21. GRAND ALLEGRO
 Exercise 22. POINTE SHOE (how to tie)

 

Exercise 15

(Center Exercise)
 Battement Tendu
Pirouettes en dehors
(from Fourth Position)
The first center exercise is a combination of Battement Tendu, degage, change of directions, changes of body weight into double pirouettes. 
Open battement tendu front, full degage with rond de jambe and switching corners, repeat degage and 2 x battement tendu to derriere.
Repeat from the left side.
2 x battement tendu to the side (changing legs) and quick battement jete to First Position.
Repeat 2 x battement tendu, 3 x jetés, preparation on passé and pirouettes en dehors from Fourth Position close to the back. Repeat from the left and finish pirouettes in degage Fourth Position.

The first centre exercise is a combination of Battement Tendu, degage, change of directions and changes of body weight into double pirouettes.

 

The floor pressure here is all important,
coming back to a good Fifth Position as was
discussed at the barre...

And, finish.

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Tendu - means to stretch.
Battement Tendu -
is the stretching of the leg and foot away from the body with toes remaining on the surface of the floor.

Plié - Demi means bending of the knees.
Demi-Plié - is half bending of the knees.
Grand-Plié - is half bending of the knees.
Ports de Bras - graceful and expressive movement of the arms.
Relevé - raised up or
to rise.
Demi-plié, Relevé -  
half bend raised up.



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