Chasse: (sha-SAY) Chased. A step in which one foot literally chases the other foot out of its position; done in a series.
Fondu, fondue (fawn-DEW) Sinking down. a term used to describe a lowering of the body made by bending the knee of the supporting leg.
Plie: (plee-AY) Bent, bending. A bending of the knee or knees. (etc., etc. not going to type it all out)
Saute, Sautee (Soh-TAY) Jumped, jumping. When this term is added to the name of a step, the movement is performed while jumping.
Echappe (ay-sha-PAY) Escaping or slipping movement. An echappe is a level opening of both feet from a closed position. Echappe saute is what Lauren's class does...this is done with a spring from the 5th position and finishes in a demi-plie in the open position. (whatever - when 4-yr-olds do this, it looks like a jumping jack except arms are open to the side instead of over the head)
I'm sure there are other moves, for instance I know they've learned at least 1st and 2nd positions...and I'm sure there is a french term for the pointing of the toe in front of the body in a point, point, point fashion? There seems to be a lot of that going on.
Anyway - it's cute as a cute can be! Her dance number is called "Pinkalicious" - and it is! =-)
Last night we brought her costume home. (Pictures in a future post). She was so excited about it and started talking about the recital on the drive home. The conversations went something like this:
Lauren: I love my pinkalicious costume!
Me: I know! It's so beautiful!
Lauren: I'm going to wear it at the recital! I'm going to wear my leg warmers!
Me: I don't think you can wear your leg warmers for the recital.
Me: Because you have to wear special tights
Lauren: What kind of special tights?
Me: I'm not sure yet - I don't think they've told us....we'll have to ask
Lauren: You need to go to dance class dot com and look up it
Me: (laugh out loud!!!)