Level II (Foundation)
The journey continues with new turns, jumps, and diagonal combinations with more challenging tempos to further explore musicality and memorization. At the barre, exercises include more use of rises and relevés and balances on one standing leg. In centre work, the developé, a lovely unfolding of one leg in the air, is executed in the basic ballet positions of front, side and back. Students will continue to refine their turns and their spotting skills; they will be challenged through the introduction of new types of turns. New jumps include the jeté, the sissone and the pas de chat. Diagonal combinations vary from waltzing to jumps across the studio as the dancer explores their use of space.