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Level 5 curriculum preview

ages 12+

 

Key principle is turnout

Key vocabulary is rond de jambe

 

General guidelines:

  • Develop awareness of how the head of the femur is centered inside the hip joint.

  • Develop awareness of demi-plié as a bend in 3 joints (hip, knee, and ankle).

  • Ideal class length is 1.5 hours.

 

Level 5 Unit 1

 

Barre

balance in arabesque en fondu

 

Center

tendu/dégagé w/ 1/4 turns en dehors & en dedans

épaulé

triple pirouettes en dehors and en dedans

pas de Basque glissé

ballotté

 

Level 5 Unit 2

 

Barre

rond de jambe includes prep à la seconde

fouetté from 2nd to arabesque on demi-pointe at multiple heights

 

Center

fondu

failli contretemps

glissade en arrière

 

. . .

 

Level 5 Unit 8

 

Barre

no new vocabulary

 

Center

adagio pirouette

brisé dessous (under) w/ temps d’arrête

 

Level 5 Unit 9

 

Barre

no new vocabulary

 

Center

jeté d’adage

double tour en l’air

 

Expectations to advance to next level:

  • turnout held stable in both hips throughout movement

  • strength to repeat all barre exercises en rise with proper ankle alignment

  • all extensions above 90º

If this preview didn't answer your questions, we have FAQ blog posts and you are always welcome to email with questions specific to your studio!  

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