don't sit in the plié

The other night Joan had us do a scisson pirouette combination that was challenging because the scissons had to be executed quickly, the feet postion changed so it made for a potentially uneven weight distribution going into the turn:

Start croisée traveling in a diagonal across the floor, right foot front. Two scissons closing back, one scisson back leg closes front, half pirouette closing front, now going backwards two scissons and half pirouette ending facing the traveling direction.

connecting steps

Once in a while Joan will give us a relatively easy but nevertheless fun and challenging petite allegro combo. This one is so much fun and great for practicing glissades:

Glissade to the right, no change, assemblé under, glissade to the left, no change, assemblé under, glissade to the right, no change, assemblé under and over, entrechat quatre. Scissons pas de bourré to the right, then to the left and to the right again, scisson, end on scisson croisé.

A wonderful exercise and reminder to be clear and precise with glissades and pas de bourré  as these are important connecting steps.