How To Do A Jete Ordinaire
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The length of travel in doing a consecutive Jete Ordinaire is just
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Okay, so now, I'm going to teach you a very popular step, and that is jete ordinaire. And today, I will teach you jete ordinaire derriere. Of course, you can do it devant and you can also do it porte. But today, it will just be a simple jete ordinaire derriere and let me go through the mechanics with you of how to do it. So firstly, we're going to stand at the bar and we're just going to do a simple back mojette with a fondu so you get a nice crisp action. So, it goes jete and then I want you to rise up really sharply and then coupe. So, that's the mechanics of the step. Those are the stages that you go through, but of course, it is a jumping step eventually. Let's just go through that one more time. Should we do the same leg, Reanne? So we're going to do, and jete, up fifth, coupe, one more time, and jete, up fifth, coupe. Okay. So now, if you do it the other side, let's try it going right and left now, shall we, Reanne? So we go jete up, coupe down, jete up, coupe down. Okay, so these are the positions, but now, let's try it with a jump. So, you do plie, brush, jump, land. Okay, let's try that one more time. Plie, brush, jump, land. This time, we're going to do the tricky bit which is consecutive jetes. When you do a consecutive jete, you don't necessarily go through a solid fifth. So, we're going to go and jete there. Brush there. Brush there. Brush there. Okay now, I want to show you how to do the brush action. So, we're just going to be in sur le cou-de-pied derriere. And then, I just want you to notice how she brushes through the metatarsal and brush through the metatarsal. Push! She doesn't really brush through the heel, you see, which is absolutely correct. Let's try the other leg. So, you brush through the metatarsal and through the metatarsal. It's a little bit like battement frappe. Let's just notice that one more time while she jumps. Ready? And one and a two, a three, a four. So I'm hoping that you noticed the moment where she did that, through her metatarsal. This time around, we are just going to do this in the center and we'll do it very simply, coming towards you with the arms in demi-plie, I think. So we'll just do four jete derriere ordinaire coming towards you. And one and a two, a three, a four. When you do a jete ordinaire to form, I want you to notice how far you travel because the temptation is to travel quite far forward every time you land. But it shouldn't do that. It should be like just at the bar where you just land almost in a fifth position. So it shouldn't really travel greatly. Let's have a look at it in profile, so we can see how far Reanne actually travels. It will only be the length of her foot. And one, and a two, a three, a four. You see it's almost no travelling at all. So, there's your jete ordinaire derriere. .