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COUPÉ FOUETTÉ RACCOURCI

Updated: Feb 19



Fouetté raccourci is a step which can be executed at the barre or in the centre. At the barre when the leg extends to second en l’air the supporting leg is in a relevé position however when performed in the centre the the supporting leg performs a temps levé (jumps on the spot). In both you would need to ensure that when in the fondu both knees are out to the side turning out from the hip joint. Be careful to maintain posture and lengthen the lumbar spine and when cutting to the cou de pied position try to ensure that both feet stay close to each other.


Below I will explain in further detail how to do this step;


At the barre


1. Stand in fifth position right leg in front*

2. Fondu onto the right leg with the left leg in cou de pied derrière

3. Push the the left toes into the ground en demi pointe making sure to stay close to the right foot. The left leg then extends to demi pointe and the right leg extends at the same time to second position en l’air.

4. The right leg then cuts to the back of the left leg in a cou de pied position and at the same time the left leg bends into a fondu.

5. The exercise can then be executed with the left leg in front.


In the centre


1. Stand in fifth position right leg in front*

2. Fondu onto the right leg with the left leg in cou de pied derrière

3. Push the the left foot into the ground making sure to stay close to the right foot. The left leg then performs a temp levé making sure to point the toes to the ground and the right leg extends at the same time to second position en l’air.

4. The right leg then cuts to the back of the left leg in a cou de pied position and at the same time the left leg bends into a fondu.

5. The exercise can then be executed with the left leg in front.


*This exercise can also commence with the left leg in front in fifth position


At Balletic we follow the bbodance ballet syllabus which in turn uses the ‘Gail Grant Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet‘ for all of it‘s terminology. Diagrams may be different to what you are used to based on the school of ballet that you follow.

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