March 21, 2013
Today we’re going to show you How To Flic The Foot to the side. This movement is also used when coming up from a demi-plié in fifth position and positioning the free foot in a pointe tendu or degagé.
As shown in the video, when you stand in first position and wish to flic the foot to a pointe tendu side, you pull the toes to the supporting heel. This points the foot. Once the foot is pointed, you extend it to either pointe tendu or degagé.
You’re making a circular movement: dragging the foot to the supporting heel and then pointing it out and moving it away from that heel. Push the air away from you with the top of your pointed foot.
When we see the movement from the side, those of you who sickle your foot will be working the outside of the foot and leg.
As previously demonstrated with movements in preceding blogs, you must always have your weight passing down the inside of the leg so you connect your inner ankle bone to the big toe and second toe.
As you flic the foot, you must never let go of the awareness of the inside of your leg, the inside of your foot, to the big toe.
This will make sure you present your foot properly, without sickling, when you flic it.
Our next blog will be about The Passé Par Terre.
To dance is to live – Finis
We also recommend:
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Level 1 Barrework: Barrework for Beginners
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Level 2 Barrework: Barrework for Advanced Beginners
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Level 3: Barrework
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Level 4: Intermediate Barrework
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Levels 2 & Up: The Power Barre
- The Thinking Dancer: Working at the Barre Levels 2 & Up – Basic Ballet 8