Five – Allegro


ALLEGRO


1) Sautés



Stand with feet in 1st position, arms 5th en bas.

1-2
3-4
1-4
5-6

7-8
1-8

Introduction – Hold the position
Demi plié
4 Sautés in 1st position
1 Échappé Sauté to 2nd then 1st, arms carry to demi 2nd and close in 5th en bas
Stretch knees and plié
Repeat all (finish with stretched legs)



2) Preparation for Pas de Chats



Stand at corner 3 then travel towards corner 1 with feet in 1st position.

1-2
3-4
1-2

3-4
5-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Tendu right foot to corner 1
Tiny ballet bourrées towards corner 1 finishing with a step down on a fondu ready  for a spring into
2 Pony Canters – finishing with the feet together after each canter
Repeat 2 times in a small circle then run and pose
Practice on the other side as a separate exercise



Notes:

The purpose of this exercise is to practice the lift in a pas de chat.  The feet on the pony canters must lift to the side of the knees and show a high jump. Feel like a cat jumping up onto a fence, jumping puddles, etc. When traveling clockwise, lift the right knee first and the left knee when traveling counterclockwise.


3) Classical Walks with Natural Turn Out


Classical Walk for Girls

Classical Walk for Boys

Stand at corner 3 then travel towards corner 1 with feet in 1st position.

1-2
3-4
1-3
4
and
5-12
13-14
15-16
1-12
13-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Tendu right foot devant and carry hands behind the back or to hips.
3 Walks (right, left, right) 
Point left foot devant
Lift the left foot slightly off the floor ready to step for the next set of walks
Repeat twice with alternate legs
Step to the side on the left, point right devant to corner 1
Step to the side on the right, point left devant to corner 1
Repeat all traveling in a circle passing walls 8,7,6
Small run forwards and finish in a pose




Notes:

The walks may be taken with a swish through 1st position or with a natural lift through. The points after the 3 walks and side steps may be taken en fondu or a straight supporting leg but the body remains facing corner 1. This finishing pose may be teacher’s or student’s own choice.


4) Jetés



Stand with feet in 1st position, arms 5th en bas.

1-2
3-4
1
2
3
4
5-8
1-8

Introduction – Hold the position
Demi plié
1 Sauté in 1st
1 Sauté landing on left foot with right in jeté derrière position
1 Sauté into 1st
1 Sauté landing on right foot with left in jeté derrière position
4 petit jetés derrière
Repeat all on the same foot but land in 1st position on the final count



Notes:

This is an introduction to jetés with sautés in 1st to help with transfer of weight and to assist with the lift required for ballon in jetés.  Arms may be held in 5th en bas, demi-seconde, or on hips. Reverse as a separate exercise.


5) Galops and Spring Points



To be taken in a circle

1-2
3-4
1-4
5-8
1-8
1-8
1-8

Introduction – Hold the position
Tendu right foot devant
4 Galops forward on the right foot
4 Spring Points (right, left, right, left)
Repeat all starting with left leg
Repeat all starting with right leg
Small run and finish in a pose



Notes:

Optional use of arms throughout.  A natural head should be used.   The final pose may be set by the teacher or student, making use of steps learned in previous syllabi and encouraging travel and use of floor space.


6 ) Triplets



Series of triplet runs around the room, parallel or turned out.



Notes:

Accent is down, up, up – this is a preparation for balancés, introduced for musicality and freedom of movement.