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The Pointe Class Book


The Pointe Class Book has over 100 combinations for barre and center of a beginning or intermediate pointe class.

Combinations are given in the following categories: Slow Releves and Rolling through the shoe, Medium speed Relevés with Tendu, Beginning Bourrée and Pas de bourrée, Quick Relevés that transfer Center, Intermediate and one foot Relevés, Piqué at the barre, Several Center sections, Sissonne Relevé, Turns from the corner, Grande Allegro, Ballonne and more.

Also included are the notes for:
Sleeping Beauty Variation – Vivacity
Sleeping Beauty – Temperament
Sleeping Beauty – Silver Fairy
Sleeping Beauty -Diamond Fairy
Sleeping Beauty – Auroras Act 3 Variation
Sleeping Beauty – Female Bluebird Variation
Flower Festival Variation – Female
Swan Lake Pas de Quatre – The Little Swans

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The Pointe Class Book

Over 100 combinations for barre and center of a beginning or intermediate pointe class.

Check out these easy to read combinations. Some are noted in a more formal ballet terminology. (croise, devant, etc.) Some use abbreviations like f,s,b (front, side, back) to make an easy to read notation.

Sample combinations:

Échappé and passé relevé – may be done at the barre, then repeated in the center.

1-42 échappé to fourth
(en face to see correct positioning in 4th, later croisé for a nice épaulement)
5-82 échappé to seconde (changing) en face
1-42 passé relevé en arrière
5-8sous-sus and détourné
1-16other side

From the Corner – Ballonné Relevé – Effacé, opposition arms in 3rd
+fondu, with R coupé devant
1relevé with R extension devant
+fondu, with R coupe devant
5pique into 1st arabesque on the R, L close front sous-sus
6-7soutenu turn
8lower and ready to repeat