Four – Allegro 1-3


ALLEGRO


1) SAUTÉS



Stand in 1st position. Hand placement is teacher’s choice – skirts, hips, or shoulders.

1-4
1-2
3-4
5
6-7
8
1-8

Introduction – Hold the position
Demi-plié and stretch
Demi-plié and stretch
Demi-plié
2 Sautés in 1st position
Stretch knees
Repeat all



Notes:

Emphasize the importance of the Demi-plié with the lengthening of the spine and maintaining body posture during sautés.


2) ECHAPPÉS SAUTÉS



Stand in 1st position.

1-2
3-4
1-2
3-4
5-12
13-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Demi-plié
Echappé sauté to 2nd and return to 1st position
Stretch knees and plié
Repeat 2 more times
2 Echappés sautés



Notes:

As with the previous exercise, aim to achieve the correct spine and body posture.


3) SPRING POINTS OR SPRING HEELS



Stand in 1st position, hands relaxed by the sides.

1-2
3-4
1
2-4
5-7
8
1-4
5-8

1-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Prepare hands for claps
1 Clap with the hands held to the right side, head inclined to the right
Repeat clap and head to the left, right, left
Carry arms for placement for Spring Points (teachers’ choice
Demi-plié
4 Spring Points with right, left, right, left
Slowly close into 1st with straight knees (as in the preparatory exercise) and  prepare arms for a repeat
Repeat the whole exercise




Notes:

Focus on transferring weight from one foot to the other while maintaining body posture. The clapping introduces the natural use of the head from side to side with enjoyment during the claps but without disturbing the body posture. Simple arms are to be used during spring points – E.g.   hips/skirts or behind back.