Ballet Tour En L Air

Tour en l air [ toor ahn lehr]. Turn in the air. It is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi- plie, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple. Fifth position right foot front. Demi-plie and push off the floor into the air, turning en dehors (to the right). Land in demi-plie in the fifth position, right foot back. The arms assist feet. Head spot. Finish in a ballet pose, attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee.


Jacklyn Dougherty Tour en l air [ toor ahn lehr]. Turn in the air. It is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi- plie, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple. Fifth position right foot front. Demi-plie and push off the floor into the air, turning en dehors (to the right). Land in demi-plie in the fifth position, right foot back. The arms assist feet.  Head spot. Finish in a ballet pose, attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee.
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