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Posted by Hans , 27 November 2006 · 144 views

Unlike my first post, this is not a daydream. I actually had a dream about teaching a ballet class, and I'm still not sure what that implies in terms of my sanity! wink1.gif I was giving an adagio, and the really crazy part is that I remembered it when I woke up! It's not the most interesting or creative combination ever, but I might use it for my class on Saturday. It goes like this:

Adagio, 4/4 time. 5th position croisé, R foot front.
Measure 1:

Beats 1-2: Developpé devant.
Beats 3-4: Passé to 1st arabesque.
Measure 2:
Beats 1-2: Plié, change arms to 2nd arabesque.
Beats 3-4: Pas de bourré dessous.
Measure 3:
Beats 1-2: Developpé derrière to 3rd arabesque.
Beats 3-4: Plié, change arms to 4th arabesque.
Measure 4:
Beats 1-2: Pas de bourré dessous.
Beats 3-4: Tombé forward on the L foot, R foot pointe tendue derrière, and port de bras bending forward with arms to 3rd. Recover, close 5th, arms to preparatory.
Measure 5: Developpé L leg to ecarté devant.
Measure 6:
Beat 1: Rise to demi-pointe.
Beat 2: Tombé onto the L foot raising the R leg ecarté derrière, arms to 3rd.
Beats 3-4: Pas de bourré dessous.
Measure 7:
Beats 1-2: Developpé the R leg to attitude derrière croisé.
Beats 3-4: Tour lent (promenade) bringing the working leg to retiré position.
Measure 8:
Beat 1: Extend the working ( R) leg to effacé devant.
Beat 2: Rise to demi-pointe.
Beat 3: Tombé onto the R foot, raising the L leg in 2nd arabesque.
Beat 4: Pas de bourré dessous.

Now, if only I could plan all my classes in my sleep!

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