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4th Arabesque!!!
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Author:  x_lil_ballerina_x [ Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:36 am ]
Post subject:  4th Arabesque!!!

I am 13 years old and danced when i was younger but quit, i recently began ballet classes again in november last year and am now in Grade 5. I am doing cecchetti ballet and love it!!! But just recently we did 4th arabesque and i have trouble remembering it :? i know it is something very simple but i have only been dancing 5 months. Please help.
Also, i am doing tap, can anyone give me an example time step sequence?

Author:  Gina Ness [ Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:59 am ]
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Hello, x_lil_ballerina_x, and welcome to CriticalDance! You sound very excited to take up your dance lessons again. I can't help you with the tap question, but the Cecchetti forth arabesque is described in Gail Grant's Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet as follows: "Forth arabesque: The supporting leg is nearer the audience and is in demi-plie. The arms and head are held as in the first arabesque with the arm on the side of the raised leg being forward." In other words, plie croise arabesque with the same arm raised forward as the leg lifted behind you...Hope this helps! :)

Author:  x_lil_ballerina_x [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:44 am ]
Post subject:  4th arabesque thankyou

thanks so much that really helps!!! speak to you soon!

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