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Classical Ballet Beginning to Advanced
by Susan Kramer

Klassiek ballet voor beginners en gevorderden
door Susan Kramer

copyright 2002-2015 Susan Kramer
The Netherlands
Nederlandse vertaling door Stan Schaap

Description: Little Dancer at 14 by Edgar Degas; photo credit Susan Kramer


6c. Intermediate Syllabus - Allegro Center Practice

Black = English
Rood = Nederlands

1. Èchappé sauté en croix - with épaulement
"escape jump in shape of cross"
from 5th -
jump to 4th to corner 2 - arms 4th, L arm fwd
jump to 5th face fwd arms down
jump to 2nd face fwd arms low second
jump to 5th face corner 1 arms down, R shoulder fwd

2. Grand changement de pied soutenou with épaulement
"big jump changing feet in air - straighten knees between each jump"
ct 1 - bend knees demi plié
ct 2 - jump in air in 5th
ct 3 - land LF 5th front - head & shoulders to front foot
ct 4 - straighten knees

3. Échappé two changement de pied
"escape - 2 changes of the feet"
jump to 2nd, open arms
jump to 5th, lower arms
2 jumps in 5th changing feet, no arms

. Chainée from croisé devant - or petit tours turn on 2 feet
start croisé devant with RF, face corner 2
3 turns R - croisé devant with LF

5. Balancé - waltz
(A) brush & small leap to R with RF (jeté)
step back of R on L, demi pointe in 5th
drop fwd on front RF - (look to back foot)
(B) travel fwd & back, balance R & L arms side to side

6. Glissade devant
"glide in front"
slide RF to side, lift LF and close LF back [across floor]
battement tendu to change feet, head to front F -
arms open and close on each glissade

7. Pas de bourrée devant
"small steps in front"
Extend R leg to low 2nd on a demi plié, open arms
step RF across in front of LF in 5th,
step LF to 2nd,
close RF in 5th front head R and R arm in front -
reverse for LF

8. Assemblé dessus soutenou
"Assemblé sustained over -
straighten knees after each step"
begin 5th position, RF back,
brush RF to low 2nd on a demi plié - arms open,
jump in air off LF -
legs meet in air in 5th with RF front,
head and shoulders to RF -
land in 5th on a demi plié and straighten knees -
reverse for LF

9. Grand changement de pied soutenu
large jump changing the feet -
straighten knees between each jump -
face fwd - bend knees RF front, spring in air in 5th,
open feet and change to LF on landing in demi plié, straighten knees

10. Grand soubresaut soutenu
face corner 2, feet 5th RF front
demi plié in 5th traveling diag. fwd to corner 2, arms 3rd arabesque,
ct 1 - plié
ct 2 - jump
ct 2 - land
ct 4 - straighten knees

11. Grand changement de pied and soubresaut in 5th
1 changement in 4 cts
1 soubresaut in 4 cts

12. Trois glissades, 1 changement de pied,
trois glissades derrièrre, changement
5th position, LF front
3 slide close, RF 5th back on each,
spring up and change the feet, moving to R,
3 slide close, RF 5th front on each,
spring up and change the feet, moving to R,
3 slide close, LF 5th front on each,
spring up and change the feet, moving to L,
3 slide close, LF 5th back on each,
spring up and change the feet, moving to L

13. Balancé devant et derrièrre
degagé RF diag. - fwd R - spring to RF, step L one half behind R heel -
step RF in place, R arm up and down
Reverse all L - also done looking at back foot

14. Pas de bourrée derrièrre
degagé RF to 2nd, arms 2nd, close RF back of L on demi pointe,
step LF to 2nd, close RF 5th back,
head and arms to front foot - reverse for L

15. Pas de bourée devant et derrièrre
4x fwd - 4x back

16. Pas de bourée en evant et en arrièrre
"little steps traveling fwd and back"
4th position, RF back, close RF back of L on demi pointe,
step LF fwd, close RF back in 5th - extend LF fwd

17. Assemblé dessus soutenu avec épaulement
assemblé over - brush RF out to 2nd, plié on L, spring off LF,
legs meet in 5th RF front

18. Pas de bourée Assemblé dessus entournant
2 steps R and L,
step R, brush LF in air,
spring off LF turning R in the air, feet meet in 5th -
arms 5th en haut, finish in 5th LF front with a plié
and straighten knees, open arms and lower

19. Assemblé, 2 changement de pied
Assemblé RF front 2 cts, 2 changemet 2 cts,
Assemblé LF front 2 cts, 2 changemet 2 cts

20. Glissade Assemblé
slide close 5th and assemblé feet in air -
that is - brush and jump together

21. Glissade Pas de chat
slide close in 5th
spring up and jump back,
back foot over front foot

22. Glissade Assemblé, pas de bourrée
slide close 5th -
assemblé RF front -
pas de bourrée,
start LF back, RF to side, and close LF 5th front,
extend RF and step it in back of R, step LF to 2nd and close RF 5th front,
reverse all

23. Posé simple temps levé
step hop on 1 F, other F on back of ankle
step fwd on RF and hop on RF,
with LF raised back of R ankle
reverse for LF

24. Posé simple temps levé R. and L. posé 3 temps levé
step on RF, hop on R, LF back of R ankle
step of LF, hop on L, RF back of L ankle
step on RF, 3 hops on RF, LF back of R ankle

25. Pas marché on demi pointe
"walking on half toe"
spring to R, half toe developpé L,
leg fwd, lowering R heel
to floor with a plié
reverse for LF

26. Temps levé, croisé devant et derrièrre,
with 4th Port de Bras
hop on R, L croisé devant
hop on L, R croisé derrière

27. Petit pas de chat
"small cat step"
spring up and jump over back foot 6 times
battement tendu

28. Chainée, simple temps levé entournant
"turn hop on 1 foot turning"
2 steps turning and 1 hop completing the turn
arms open and close - head movement
29. Temps levé pas de bourée
"hop run"
hop in 2nd arabesque and 2 steps

Chassé coupé, chassé temps levé
chassé fwd in 4th, coupé under
chassé temps levé in 3rd arabesque

31. Temps levé pas de bourée
Temps levé pas de bourée R,
Temps levé pas de bourrée L,
Temps levé R and L,
Temps levé pas de Bourée R.
Reverse all start L
( hop & run, hop & run
hop, hop, hop & run)

32. Simple temps levé derrière, hold Assemblé from 5th
ct 1 -spring in air once, land on RF, LF at cou de pied,
cts 2,3,4 - hop 3x on RF
cts 5,6 - hold and cts 7,8 - assemblé LF fwd
combine 32., 33., and 34.

33. Échappé simple temps levé R and L
from 5th, spring to 2nd position and hop on RF, LF back of ankle
from 5th, spring to 2nd position and hop on LF, RF back of ankle

34. Échappé simple temps levé R and L, échappé
and 3 simple temps levé R
jump to 2nd and hop on RF, and jump to 2nd and hop on LF
jump to 2nd and hop 3 x on RF

35. Deux échappé sauté and 4 petit changement de pied
jump to 2nd and 5th 2x, and 4 small jumps changing feet in 5th

36. 3 pas de chat, 1 changement de pied
3 jumps over back F and 1 change of feet

37. Petit tour
continuous turns on demi pointe, finger tips on shoulders,
no accent, keep even, feet close together, heels touching

38. Posé grand jeté
step R graand battement with LF and push off RF -
springing in the air, land on LF

39. Temps levé in 2nd arabesque, simple temps levé
and entournant
hop on RF in 2nd arabesque, L arm fwd, head L,
hop on L with RF on cou de pied of LF, R arm fwd
entourant: do temp levé in 2nd arabesque
and a turn on the simple temps levé

40. Révérence
step RF to side, cross L 4th back
plié & transfer back & close 5th font pointing front foot

This complete ballet series in English is available
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