Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pirouettes from 5th

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Grand Allegro Waltz 3/4

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rond de Jambe a terre 3/4

Fondu 4/4

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Rond de Jambe a terre 3/4

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twitter Ballet Combinations

I recently saw someone twittering recipes and it got me to thinking about how I could tweet ballet combinations. Of course, they'd have to be short and sweet to fit 140 characters and I'd have to come up with some good abbreviations everyone would understand. To begin, I won't add any arms (port de bras) with barre combinations. I added a link to the full explanation of the first combination I posted so people could see it in more detail.

This was my first tweeted ballet combination:
Degage ballet: 2/4 5p 5 deg s cl 1p elv lwr hd Piq f 2x rj piq s 2x rj piq b 2x cl 5p hd. Rep fm b.

I'll make a more substantial list later, but here are a few of the abbreviations:
2/4 = the recommended time signature; also 4/4, 3/4, 6/8
1p = 1st position
2p = 2nd position
4p = 4th position
5p = 5th position
cl = close
hd = hold a count
elv = eleve
piq = pique
rj = rond de jambe
2x = two times
3x = three times
. = end of phrase
Rep = Repeat (Capital letter is beginning of new phrase)
fm = from
b = back
s = side
f = front
EC = en croix
deg = degage
pl = plie
tnd = tendu