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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

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7b. Advanced Syllabus - Adagio Center Practice


Black = English
Rood = Nederlands

1. Second port de bras
preparation: face corner 2 - feet in 5th RF front, L arm up
ct 1 - open arms 2nd,
ct 2 - cross R arm front to corner 2, L in back,
ct 3 - bring together in front, 5th en avant,
ct 4 - raise L arm as at beginning

2. Fifth port de bras
preparation: chassé into attitude à terre to corner 2, L arm up
ct 1 - demi plié in 4th, arms remain the same,
ct 2 - straighten knees, transfer weight back on LF, RF point tendu,
ct 3 - demi plié in 4th, arms 5th en avant,
ct 4 - transfer fwd on RF into attitude à terre

3. First four port de bras
2 of each - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

4. Second port de bras, Attitude promenade, retiré
A - 2nd port de bras 2x
B - chassé into attitude à terre, diagonal fwd to 2;
close 5th back and lower arms,
chassé into attitude à terre, diagonal fwd to 2;
close 5th back and arms en l'air,
on half promenade to face corner 1,
L arm remains up in front to meet R overhead,
lower LF to 5th front and lower arms
repeat "B" to corner 1, extend to arabesque,
pas de bourrée dessus to L,
finish 5th, LF front
repeat "A" and "B" to left

5. Grand battement and grand rond de jambe
4 battement devant with R leg
brush R leg fwd in 4th, carry to 2nd and back in 4th,
close 5th back

6. Retiré with relevé on demi pointe devant
retiré with relevé on demi pointe devant
with heat and shoulder to raised leg, arms down

7. Épaulé
5th position RF front, slide RF to 2nd, arms fwd and open,
close 5th back in the demi plié,
slide RF diagonally back - arms fwd
and open to 2nd arabesque R arm 2nd

8. Six body positions
1. croisé devant
2. a la quatrieme devant
3. a la seconde
4. épaulé
5. a la quatrieme derrière
6. croisé derrière

9. Three arabesque en l'air
5th position RF front -
ct 1 - retiré RF, arms fwd,
ct 2 - open arms and developpé fwd,
ct 3 - lift L heel and turn to face in 1st arabesque,
ct 4 - open arms to 2nd,
ct 5 - cross R arm over into 2nd arabesque,
ct 6 - raise L arm higher than R into 3rd arabesque,
ct 7 - lift L heel, turn to face fwd,
ct 8 - close 5th back

10. Trois Relevés
5th position RF front -
cts 1,2 - deep plié,
cts 3,4 - rise and relevé in 5th,
cts 1,2,3 - lower back heel,
ct 4 - face fwd,
ct 1 - front foot at ankle,
ct 2 - retiré,
ct 3 - developpé fwd,
ct 4 - rise on demi pointe and lower heel and toe to floor -
repeat once
repeat 2x to a la seconde and 2x a la quatrieme derrièrre
on 2nd one carry arms overhead
relevé in arabesque and balance, close 5th

11. Deux Grand rond de jambe en l'air avec arabesque
5th position RF front -
cts 1,2,3,4 - full plié,
cts 5,6,7 8 - rise,
cts 1,2,3, - relevé,
ct 4 - lower back heel and face fwd,
cts 5,6 - retiré R fwd,
cts 7,8 - developpé fwd,
cts 1,2 - carry leg second,
ct 3 - carry leg back,
ct 4 - retiré,
ct 5 - developpé 2nd,
ct 6 - rise on demi pointe,
ct 7 - turn into 1st arabesque,
ct 8 - hold,
ct 9 - close 5th back

12. Promenade en 1st arabesque
5th position RF front -
cts 1,2 - retiré R leg,
ct 3 - arms fwd, developpé 2nd and open arms,
ct 4 - turn into 1st arabesque,
cts 1,2 - promenade L,
cts 3,4 - stretch in arabesque and close 5th back

13. Chassé into attitude
5th position, RF front, face corner 2
cts 1,2 - chassé R a terre
cts 3,4 - and lift in attitude
cts 5,6 - hold
ct 7 - extend L leg in arabesque
ct 8 - plié and close 5th back
pas de bourrée to change and reverse

14. Seventh port de bras
5th position RF fwd facing corner 2
preparation: chassé into attitude à terre
A. cts 1-6 - plié 4th open arms out, down, up to 5th en avant,
while transferring weight to back foot,
head leans toward extended leg,
B. cts 1-6 - reverse A. weight on front foot,
C. cts 1-6 - repeat A.
D. cts 1-3 - transfer weight to front foot while
opening arms in 1st port de bras to 2nd position,
E. cts 4-6 - bend left arm at elbow
crossing lower arm in front of body with wrist down,
palm facing body, head lean and looks over left arm,
open arms out to 2nd, down in 1st,
up to 5th en haut while transferring weight to back foot,
F. cts 1-6 - repeat D. and E.
but bring right arm across and lean over right arm,
G. cts 1-3 - transfer through plié to croisé derrièrre,
H. cts 4-6 - switch arms so the left arm is up,
right arm in 2nd while plié on right leg
and sliding LF behind in tombé position,
head leans to extended leg,
repeat A. to H.
beginning with left foot 5th position front facing corner one

15. Temps lié devant et derrière, tendu and chassé
temps lié devant, chassé to attitude à terre to corner 2,
left arm up, close LF 5th position back, arm front,
chassé RF to 2nd, open left arm to side,
left foot 5th front, arms down -
repeat all to corner 1
derrièrre - chassé LF back to corner 4, point RF, left arm up,
close RF 5th front, left arm front,
chassé left to 2nd, open left arm to side,
close right 5th back, lower arms
repeat to corner 3

16. Demi grand rond de jambe en l'air
RF front 5th position, face corner 2, head to back foot
A. cts 1-8 - plié down and up,
B. cts 1-3 - relevé 5th, ct 4 - step down on back foot and face fwd,
C. cts 5,6 - retiré, arms 5th en avant,
D. cts 7,8 - developpé, open arms,
E. cts 1-3 - take leg to a la seconde,
F. ct 4 - retiré,
G. cts 5, 6, 7 - extend back leg to 2nd,
H. ct 8 - retiré,
I. cts 1,2 - developpé fwd,
J. ct 3 - side,
K. ct 4 - back,
L. ct 5 - face corner 1, ct 6 - bend knee,
M. cts 7,8 - arms up in attitude,
N. ct 9 ... relevé and balance
repeat beginning with LF 5th position front, facing corner 1

17. Coupé et Fouetté
preparation: face corner 2, RF front in 5th position
A. cts 1-3 - relevé 5th, arms low, ct 4 - lower back heel, face wall 5,
B. cts 1,2 - retiré, arms 5th en avant,
C. cts 3,4 - developpé, arms as in B.,
D. ct 5 - demi plié supporting leg,
E. ct 6 - step fwd to R demi pointe, arms open, L leg in arabesque,
F. ct 7 - lower R heel,
G. ct 8 - retiré L leg, arms 5th en bas,
H. cts 1,2 - developpé L leg second, arms en avant and 2nd,
I. cts 3,4 - two rond de jambe en dedans,
J. ct 5 - flic-flac - front and back,
K. cts- 6-8 - hold L leg back of ankle on the cou de pied,
L. repeat B. through J.

18. Temps de Courante
preparation: face wall 5, 5th position RF front
A. ct &1 - turn to face corner 1, step fwd to R demi pointe,
extending LF back in low arabesque, l arm across in front, head leans R,
B. ct 2 - retiré L leg,
C. ct 3 - close 5th and lower heels, arms 5th en bas,
D. ct 4 - step back L demi pointe, arms and body effacé, head leans L, extend R leg fwd,
E. ct 5 - retiré R leg,
F. ct 6 - close 5th, lower heels, lower arms, face fwd, RF front,
G. ct 1 - extend LF back, supporting leg plié, left arm fwd, R arm 2nd, head leans R,
H. ct 2 - L leg point 2nd, arms open, R knee bent, head erect,
I. ct 3 - l leg point fwd, L arm fwd, R arm 2nd, head L,
J. ct & - R arm en haut,
K. cts 4-6 - cross L leg over, small bourrées turning in place to R,
arms open, then L arm up, R arm in 2nd, close RF fwd facing fwd and lowering arms,
L. ct & - face corner 2 LF front of coude pied and repeat A. through K. -
repeat entire A. - L. except G. - K. as 2 emboités and one assemblé down and 3 changements

19. Écarté et Éffacé
preparation: face corner 2, RF 5th front
A. ct 1 - point RF 2nd, arms 5th en avant
B. ct 2 - arms écarté
C. ct 3 - arms open
D. ct 4 - close 5th facing corner 1, RF front
E. ct 1 - pointe fwd, arms 5th en avant
F. ct 2 - arms éffacé
G. ct 3 - arms open
H. ct 4 - close 5th, facing corner 1
repeat with LF 5th front, facing corner 1

20. Eight body positions, Point tendu with port de bras
1.
croisé devant
2. a la quatrieme devant
3. écarté
4. effacé
5. a la seconde
6. épaulé
7. al la quatriem derrièrre
8. croisé derrièrre
reverse -
point and close in each position in 4cts with corresponding port de bras

21. Grand battement devant, a la seconde 8x; derrière, a la seconde 8x
preparation: 5th position, RF front, facing 5
1 grand battement devant, 1 grand battement 2nd, alternating feet 8x,
grand battement derrièrre, grand battement in 2nd, alternating feet 8x

22. 4th and 5th Arabesque en l'air
preparation: carner 2 5th position RF front
A. cts 1-4 - chassé RF to corner 1, lift L leg in arabesque, plié on R leg, L arm fwd
B. cts 5,6 - bring R arm fwd, raise L arm in 3rd arabesque
C. ct 7 - retiré L leg, face 5, arms 5th en haut
D. ct 8 - close LF 5th position front, lower arms, facing corner 1
repeat to corner 1

23. Retiré with developpé in each arabesque
preparation: face 6, 5th position, RF front
A. cts 1,2 - retiré R leg, arms fwd
cts 3,4 - developpé R leg back into 1st arabesque, arms 1st arabesque
cts 5,6,7 - hold
ct 8 - close 5th position back
B. repeat A. except extend to 2nd arabesque cts 3,4
C. repeat A. except extend to 3rd arabesque cts 3,4
D. repeat A. except plié on supporting leg and extend to 4th arabesque cts 3,4
E. repeat D. except extend to 5th arabesque cts 3,4
repeat entire exercise to 8, 5th position, LF front

24. Five arabesque en l'air
preparation: 5th position, RF front, facing 5
ct 1 - retiré R leg, arms 5th en avant,
ct 2 - developpé a la seconde, arms open
ct 3 - turn to face 6, arms and leg in 1st arabesque
ct 4 - arms open
ct 5 - R arm fwd in 2nd arabesque
ct 6 - L arm fwd in 3rd arabesque
ct 7 - turn to face 5, arms open
ct 8 - close leg 5th position front arms low
cts 1-4 - chassé RF to corner 2 on demi plié,
L arm fwd R arm back into 4th arabesque, L leg in arabesque
cts 5,6 - bring R arm fwd, lift L arm into 5th arabesque
ct 7 - face fwd, retiré L leg, arms 5th en haut
ct 8 - close 5th position back -
repeat all with L leg

25. Chassé and lift in Three attitudes
preparation: 5th position, RF front, facing 5
cts 1,2 - chassé to corner 2, and lift L leg into attitude croisé, L arm up
cts 3,4 - promenade on R to face fwd into attitude effacé L arm up
cts 5,6 - promenade on R to face corner 1, attitude effacé, L arm up
ct 7 - extend L leg into arabesque on a plié, L arm down into 2nd arabesque
ct 8 - pas de bourrée dessous to change feet reverse all to corner 1

26. Pirouette endehors from 4th - double, triple
preparation: point to 2nd and 4th
double and triple pirouettes

27. Pirouette endehors from 2nd
preparation: relevé 5th and spring down on LF -
RF demi-second, relevé on LF, end in 2nd position plié,
single and double turns,
repeat to L,
or: relevé 5th and spring down, relevé on LF,
RF demi-second, end in plié in 2nd poistion

28. Pirouette endedans
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front, chassé to attitude à terre,
L arm attitude position,
ct 1 - relevé on front foot left leg attitude en l'air
ct 2 - drop into demi plié on supporting leg, working leg into long arabesque,
arms 5th en avant, in front of shoulders
ct 3 - rise up to 4th position, legs straight, R arm 5th en haut, L arm second
ct 4 - R arm second
cts &5 - R arm down through 1st and up to 5th en avant,
demi plié, prepare for pirouette
ct 6 - ronde de jambe L leg endedans from back to second position,
foot then in to ankle and turn endedans one and a quarter turns
to face corner 1,
LF front (if possible do 2 and a quarter turns)
cts 7,8 - hold LF 5th position front
repeat to corner 1 from preparation

29. Pirouette endedans from 4th to 4th
preparation: face 5, 4th position, demi plié, weight to front foot,
arm of front foot en avant, other arm in 2nd,
count for each is '&1',
to turn, push off from back foot, ronde de jambe back leg to 2nd,
while turning endedans to face 5, the arms meet in 5th en avant on turn,
at end of turn legs and arms will be ready to turn to other side,
end each pirouette in demi plié ready to begin again

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