Today’s technique tips is how to improve your developpes. Everyone wants to get their leg higher, whether in the center of ballet class, performing, or at barre. We talk about flexibility, not gripping the hip, and how your arms are essential for your balance.

6 thoughts on “Improving Developpes

  1. Thank you for this! Love your videos. When I get tired in class my upper body wilts and I try to just get through it with my legs – exactly the opposite of what I should be doing. Thanks for the tips, I’m sure focusing on my upper body will help in class!

  2. I’m fairly new in the ballet world, so I was hoping if you can explain the directions a specific step such as efface, croisse, and when are these applied with a certain step. Also, it would be nice to have a compare and contrast of different styles of ballet such as a specific step in the technique which tells them apart. Thank you for your time and effort! You’re videos are a great help!

  3. I’m fairly new to the ballet world and your videos have helped me tremendously. However, I’m still trying to familiarize myself with the directions in the room such as croisee, efface, and such. Also, it would be so nice to have a compare and contrast of different styles and techniques such as Balanchine, Cecchetti, etc. Thank you for your time and effort! It’s paying off (:

  4. I’m a dancer in my early 20’s, recovering from a back injury. After two months of being forced to keep my leg below 90 deg, I just saw this video. After changing the way I was thinking about lifting my leg to thinking how you describe it, my leg just lifted over 90 deg., in second for the first time since my injury. THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see the look on my teacher’s face in class!

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