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The pas de bourrée is a very common step in jazz dance and is used for transitions or traveling. They can stay "flat" or rotate.
A drag is a traveling step, where while stepping forward on one foot, the other foot is left behind dragging on the floor. The dragging foot is always pointed. This step can go in any direction....
Chaîné turns are traveling steps, where your weight transfers from one foot to the other at the same time you are turning. There are two types of chaînés: low and high (ballet).
The jazz outside pirouette or pirouette en-dehors is the most common turn used in jazz. There are many variations to it. The basic one being executed in a high passé and straight supporting leg....
A ball change is a weight transfer 2-step movement, usually syncopated.
This series includes the 7 basic movements in ballet: plier, étendre, relever, glisser, sauter, élancer and tourner.
These are the French School basic positions and directions.
Traveling step series: glissades. Glissade means "glide". It is a traveling step executed from the 5th position by gliding one foot in a chosen direction and closing the other foot back into 5th....
Traveling step series: pas-de-bourrées and pas-de-bourrées retiré.
Petit Allegro series: This series include sauté, changement and échappé.
Small jumps are executed from a plié position, to an extension of the legs straight up in the air with pointed feet, l...
Turn series. A pirouette en-dehors is a complete turn on one foot on relevé towards the leg lifted up.
This basic is all about the shuffle. Every tapper needs a good shuffle up down their leg!! This takes the toe-taps to a forward and backward motion.