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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
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Nederlandse vertaling door Stan Schaap

 

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7c. Advanced Syllabus - Allegro Center Practice


Black = English
Rood = Nederlands

1. Petit soubresaut de suite, changement de pied
7 small springs in 5th traveling diagonally fwd,
arms gradually rise to 3rd arabesque, changement,
open arms overhead

2. Temps levé in arabesque de suite
travel back with a hop in arabesque on RF,
R arm 5th enavant to arabesque,
8 hops on RF, 8 hops on LF
also travel fwd

3. Combine - 8 soubresaut, 8 temps levé
8 soubresaut traveling diagonally fwd to corner 1
8 temps levé in arabesque diagonally back to corner 4
8 soubresaut to corner 2
8 arabesque (soubresaut) to corner 3

4. Petit changement de pied, soubresaut
"petit changement"
5th position, RF front
changement finish LF front, soubresaut to corner 1
changement finish RF front, soubresaut to corner 2

5. Deux échappé sauté, trois soubresaut, changement
spring to 2nd position and 5th position 2x,
3 soubresaut to corner 2, RF front,
changement, LF front

6. Glissade dessous et dessus
slide, lift, close 5th back, open arms to demi 2nd and lower -
slide, lift, close 5th front, open arms to demi 2nd and lower

7. Pas de bourée doussous et dessus
dégagé R to 2nd - demi plié on L, arms in 2nd,
close RF 5th behind LF,
step LF to 2nd - close RF 5th front
8x R and L
close RF 5th front,
step LF to 2nd and close RF back -
head and arms to supporting leg
8x R and L

8. Assemblé soutenu dessous
5th position, RF front
brush RF to 2nd, spring off both feet,
bring behind L in 5th in the air, head left,
plié and straighten knees -
reverse with LF, continue traveling back

9. Assemblé dessus de suite
assemblé traveling fwd
without straightening knees between each

10.
Assemblé Cecchetti
use épaulement
4 assemblé dessus - 4 cts each
1 assemblé dessus - 2 cts
2 changement - 1 ct each
1 assemblé dessus - 2 cts
2 changement - 1 ct each
4 assemblé dessus - 2 cts each
repeat all dessous

11. Temps levé, chassé, pas de bourrée
5th position, RF front
spring into air, land on LF, with RF cou de pied of L,
slide to R in 2nd in a demi plié,
close LF 5th bak on half toe,
step RF to 2nd, close LF 5th front
reverse all

12. Jeté
5th position, RF back
brush RF to low 2nd en l'air,
spring up in air off both feet as you brush,
feet meet in 5th in air,
head and shoulder to front foot,
land on RF, L cou de pied of R
reverse

13. Jeté temps levé
5th position, RF back
brush RF in air to 2nd, spring up off L, feet meet in 5th in air,
land on RF, L back of R ankle,
hop on RF, L arm fwd, reverse all

14. Jeté temps levé R & L, 3 jeté, temps levé R
brush land on R, hop on R,
brush land on L, hop on L,
brush land on R, L, R, hop on R -
reverse all

15. Royale
5th position
spring in air in 5th, beat calves,
land changing feet, change feet in air
plié and straighten knees

16. Échappé Royale
spring to 2nd - spring in 5th in the air beating claves
and changing feet in the air
beat front and back

17. Demi contretemps
facing wall 5 on RF, LF pointed back in 4th
hop on RF, L back of R ankle, head and shoulder L on top of jump,
chassé passé LF to 4th - do not turn hips

18. Sissonne Fermé en avant et en arrière
spring off 2 feet and land on one
spring off both feet and land on RF in 1st arabesque
close LF 5th back 3x, changement
3x L changement

19. Pas de chat soubresaut
5th position - LF front
spring RF up in back and jump over it with LF,
land on RF, LF 5th front, R arm fwd,
spring in air in 5th, travel diagonally fwd to corner 1,
arms 3rd arabesque

20. Balancé fwd. & back, glissade arabesque,
temps levé chassé, pas de bourée, glissade arabesque
balancé diagonally fwd R, daigonally back L,
glissade arabesque on R,
hop on LF, RF on the cou de pied,
chassé to 2nd with 1st port de bras,
step LF back of R in 5th, step RF to 2nd,
step LF in 5th front, lower into 5th,
glissade R, arabesque R

21. Échappé sauté, 2 pas de chat (échappé royale)
from 5th position, spring to 2nd and spring into 5th LF in front,
2 pas de chat R
reverse

22. Glissade enchainment
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front
glissade - en avant, en arrière, devant, dessous,
glissade - en avant, en arrière, dessous, derrièrre,
glissade en arrière, en avant, derrièrre, dessus,
glissade en arrière, en avant, dessus, devant -
use head and shouldering throughout,
arms open to small demi-seconde

23. Assemblé battu
preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front
assemblé, but beat back in 5th before closing RF front,
repeat to left side,
use head and shouldering as for assemblé,
arms open to small demi-seconde

24. Glissade Assemblé Battu
preparation: face 5, 5th position, LF front
glissade derrièrre, assemblé battu - repeat to left
use head and arms throughout,
head leans to front foot on glissade,
and changes for assemblé battu

25. Deux Échappé sauté, 4 changement,
Échappé pas de bourrée, 2 changement 2x
preparation: face 5, 5th position RF front
A. - 2 échappé changing feet on each
B. - 4 small changement
C. - échappé, pas de bourrée dessus with RF
D. - 2 small changement changing feet
E. - échappé, pas de bourrée dessus with LF
F. - 2 small changement changing feet
repeat with LF front

26. Pas de bourée enchainment
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front
pas de bourrée -
en avant, en arrière, devant, derrièrre,
dessous, dessus, endehors, endedans -
repeat beginning facing corner 1, LF front
arms open to small demi-seconde exccept with en avant -
arm of extended leg is forward, and with en arrièrre -
arm of 1st extended leg is forward

27. Entrechat Quatre Relevé 5th
preparation: face 5, 5th position RF front
one entrechat qautre, one relevé 5th - 8x
repeat with LF front

28. Entrechat Quatre, Royale 2x;
3 Entrechat Quatre and 1 Changement
preparation: face 5, 5th position RF front, arms remain low
A. entrechat quatre, royale - 2x
B. 3 entrechat quatre
C. 1 changement
repeat beginning LF front, 5th position

29. Glissade Jeté
preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front
A. 1 glissade derrièrre, head to front foot,
arms open to small demi-seconde
B. 1 jeté in place; shoulder and head to front foot, arms open slightly -
repeat to L

30. Jeté battu
preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front
before finishing jeté beat back in 5th then close front on 1 foot -
repeat with RF front

31. Glissade Jeté battu
preparation: face 5 - 5th position LF front
one glissade derrièrre, one jeté battu,
repeat to left
use head and arms on glissade,
add shouldering for jeté battu

32. Jeté petit battement with épaulement
preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front
degagé RF to low second, then petit battement LF back front of R
as RF closes back to original place,
LF will be flexed on front of RF ankle -
repeat to left by dégagéing foot on front ankle -
slow tempo, then faster, arms remain low, head and shoulders to extended foot

33. Grand pas de basque sauté
posé RF, grand battement with L, spring off RF into air,
with a grand battement passing LF in air landing on L,
step down on RF, reverse posé on LF
34. Pas de bourée grand jeté entournant
start at corner 1 on RF, LF pointe tendu back
3 steps backward to corner 3 with a half turn,
grand battement fwd to corner 3, arms overhead,
leap turn in air, passing feet in air in 1st position, land on RF, arms open to 2nd

35. Pas de bourrée, grande jeté
2 steps fwd, grand battement fwd,
push off back foot, spring in air, traveling fwd

36. Pas de basque en avant et en arrière
en avant:
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front
A. ronde de jambe en de hors the RF to 2nd
B. transfer weight to RF facing corner 1
C. stretch LF derrièrre and chassée LF through 1st and 4th position front
D. transfer weight to LF and coupé RF under
repeat to left
en arrière:
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position, RF front
A. ronde de jambe en dedans LF to seconde
B. transfer weight to LF and stretch RF fwd, facing corner 1
C. chassé RF through 1st and 4th back
D. transfer weight to RF and coupé LF over
repeat to left

37. Coupé ballonné
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front,
R arm écarté, L arm seconde,
stretch R leg to 2nd to corner 1,
looking to corner 1 - on a hop, close RF on front of L ankle on demi plié

38. 6 Ballonné, simple temps levé, chassé, pas de bourrée
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front, R arm écarté, L arm seconde
A. 6 ballonné as in coupé ballonné
B. simple temps levé on LF - arms low face 5
C. pas de bourrée dessus, arms open slightly
repeat to left facing corner 1
39. Ballonné à trois temps
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position RF front, R arm écarté, L arm seconde
A. one ballonné - leg out to second and in to front of L ankle
B. chassé, coupé under to corner one and extend RF again in ballonné
for left, repeat beginning facing corner one 5th position LF front,
L arm écarté, R arm seconde

40. Ballonné, pas de basque
preparation: face corner 2, 5th position, RF front,
R arm écarté, L arm second, head écarté
A. one ballonné to corner 1 with RF
B. chassé RF to corner 1 and transfer weight onto LF in coupé under
C. extend RF in ronde de jambe en de hors
D. finish pas de basque LF front
repeat to corner 2, LF ballonné to corner 2

41. Relevé on demi pointe en avant et en arrière
preparation: face 5, 5th position, LF front, arms low
en avant:
A. demi plié, relevé on LF, RF to retiré position,
head and shoulders to RF, arms open slightly
B. close in demi plié, RF front
repeat to left - change head and shouldering 8x
en arrière:
preparation: LF will be 5th position front
A. demi plié relevé on RF, LF retiré, head leans right,
arms open slightly, no shouldering
B. close in demi plié, LF back
repeat to right 8x

42. Pas de sissone dessus en dessous
dessus: preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front
A. dégagé RF to seconde, on the count of "&" L leg demi plié
B. push off L leg to left and close feet in 5th position, RF front,
L leg 5th, all on the count of one
C. head and shoulders to extended foot, arms open slightly
repeat to right side 8x
dessous: preparation: LF 5th position front
A. dégagé LF to second and proceed as above
except close extended foot back and no shouldering,
head leans toward supporting leg
repeat to left 8x

43. Entrechat trois, coupé assemblé
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front, arms low
A. ct 1 - from demi plié jump up in 5th,
beat front back landing on LF, RF back of L ankle
B. ct 2 - spring down in 5th
repeat with LF front

44. Grand pas de chat
preparation: from corner 3 to corner 1,
face corner 2 in 5th position LF front
grand pas de chat from corner 3 to corner 1,
repeat with RF front from corner 4 to corner 2,
arm of front foot is in seconde,
look over arm of back foot which is 5th en avant

45. Temps levé, chassé, pas de bourrée, 2 pas de chat
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front, arms low
A. temps levé on LF, arms 5th enavant, head fwd
B. chassé RF to 2nd, open arms to 2nd, head leans to right
C. pas de bourrée dessus head to front foot
D. 2 pas de chat to right, R arm fwd, L arm second
repeat all to left side

46. Demi contretemps, assemblé élancé
preparation: face 5, 5th position RF front
A. one demi contretemps right arms low, head and shoulders left
B. face corner 2, arms and head écarté, assemblé to corner 1
repeat A. and B. across to corner 1
repeat to left from corner 4 to corner 2

47. Assemblé, simple temps levé, assemblé coupé, grand temps levé en attitude
preparation: face 5, 5th position LF front, arms low
A. 1 assemblé dessus, using head and shoulders,
arms open slightly, face corner 2
B. 1 simple temps levé on front foot arms low
C. 1 assemblé coupé to close feet in 5th position, arms low
D. 1 grand temps levé en attitude to corner 2, back arm up -
from attitude go into assemblé dessus
with LF to face corner 1 and continue through D.

48. Posé assemblé, temps levé en attitude
preparation: face corner 1, 5th position, RF front, arms low
A. ct & - step to ccorner 1, arms open to seconde
B. ct 1 - assemblé LF 5th position front,
head leans to back foot and slightly fwd,
arms come down in 5th position en bas
C. ct &2 - spring up to attitude on RF, L leg en attitude facing corner 2,
L arm en attitude, R arm seconde, head looks up to left palm
repeat to left

49. Grand fouetté
preparation: face 8, 5th position, LF front
A. step fwd on LF, arms seconde
B. swing R leg devant, arms down and up over head as
C. turning to 6 on supporting leg, R leg in arabesque
D. step through on RF and repeat to 6

50. Fouetté Turns
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front,
arms 5th en avant then seconde;
R leg developpé devant en l'air; spot wall 5 throughout
A. ct & - circle RL to seconde and while turning endehor, bend R knee,
beat R pointed foot back of knee, front of knee,
and finish by stretching R leg again a devant en l'air;
supporting foot raises to demi pointe
(or springs to pointe) for each turn
Repeat all with L leg front 5th
Note: you'll see groups of 16 or 32 fouette turns in many ballets

51. Temps levé en avant en 2nd arabesque, grand fouetté
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front
A. temps levé in 2nd arabesque
B. 3 steps back facing 5
C. turn face 7, swing R leg en avant, arms overhead, and
D. immediately turn around to 5, extended leg in arabesque
repeat all with emps levé on LF, head should spot 5 on grand fouetté

52. Demi contretemps, grand fouetté
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front
A. demi contretemps on RF, turn and step fwd to 8 with LF
B. swing R leg fwd en avant and turn in grand fouetté to face 6
C. bring R leg down in back of L ankle and demi contretemps
D. step R foot through and swing L leg fwd and turn to grand fouetté to 8
repeat all

53. Temps de Flesche
preparation: from corner 3, facing corner 1 with RF pointed back, arms seconde
A. step fwd on RF, swing L leg en avant in grand battement
B. push off RF and developpé R leg fwd as L leg comes down,
arms 5th en haut on kick and developpé
C. step fwd on LF and continue through B.
repeat all from corner 4 to corner 2

54. Posé turns
endedans:
preparation: in corner 3, spotting corner 1, point RF to corner 2
A. turn endedans on RF to corner 1
B. continue turns across floor toward corner 1,
arms open to low seconde, and close 5th en avant
repeat from corner 4 to corner 2
endehors:
preparation: in corner 3, spotting corner 1, point RF to corner 2
A. step down on RF and turn endehors on LF,
arms open and close - continue across floor to corner 1
B. repeat from corner 4 to corner 2

55. Petit tours
preparation: from corner 3 to corner 1, spotting corner 1, RF pointed to corner 2
A. continuous half turns (clockwise) , facing corner 4 and corner 2 with body, spotting corner 1
B. feet remain in close 1st position, arms low
repeat (counterclockwise) from corner 4 to corner 2 spotting corner 2

56. Deux emboité entournant, assemblé coupé
preparation: from corner 3 to corner 1, RF points to corner 2, spot corner 1
A. 2 emboités (clockwise) to corner 1 - step R, LF front of R ankle, hop on L,
RF front of L ankle
B. spring down in 5th facing corner 2
continue A. & B. across to corner 1
repeat [counterclockwise] from corner 4 to corner 2 - spotting corner 2
arms open slightly to 2nd and close on assemblé

57. Sauté Basque
preparation: face 5, 5th position RF front, arms 2nd
A. step to 8 with RF, arms down
B. swing L leg to 2nd facing 7 and turning around to 5 again by pushing off RF
and bringing R foot up to left knee - arms up, over, and down, land on LF
continue A. & B. across to 8
repeat to the left from 8 to 6

58. Temps levé in arabesque, glissade, sauté basque, glissade
preparation: face 5, 5th position, RF front, arms low
A. temps levé in 2nd arabesque to 8
B. glissade back to 6 and sauté basque to 6
C. glissade to 6, facing 5 and repeat all to 6

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