Let’s Practice Piqué Turns!

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.


Today we’re going to learn about

piqué turns.


Below is a description of how the turn should be done.

  • A movement in which the strongly pointed toe of the lifted and extended leg sharply lowers to hit the floor then immediately rebounds upward.
  • In Piqué Tours en dedans, the dancer steps en pointe onto a straight leg and turns while the opposite leg is brought into passé (so the turn is done towards the supporting leg)
  • In Piqué Tours en dehors, also called “lame ducks” the dancer steps en pointe onto a straight leg, half turns to place the opposite leg on the floor and picks up the original leg into passé. The turn is then done away from the supporting leg.

The above description can be found on Dance25.com.


I found a video with a ballet teacher demonstrating how to do this turn properly.  Please click on the link.


Watch the video a few times and try to practice along with Maegan.
After I practice the piqué turn, I’m going to color this picture:


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Please come back next week when we’ll learn more ballet steps.  See you then!

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