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#16 Mel Johnson

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 02:13 PM

Not a bad analogy at all! In fact, looked at from a certain perspective, the linking is a good part of what "bel canto" is all about. If you nail the various sorts of linkages, then the tops come easily! :ermm:

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:20 PM

Then there are the glissades that have changes of feet. A glissade dessous (under) starts with the front foot and then it ends up in back. A glissade dessus (over) starts with the back foot and then it ends up in front. This dessous/dessus business goes on a lot. I use a mnemonic to differentiate them. I can remember that a sous-chef is an assistant, or under-chef, and "sur le table" means "on (top of) the table".


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