Let’s Practice the Grand Jeté!

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Today we’re going to learn and practice the ballet step called grand jeté.

Below is the definition of this step from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“A long horizontal jump, usually forward, starting from one leg and landing on the other. In the middle of the jump, the dancer may be doing a split in midair. One of the most memorable of all ballet jumps; the dancer seems to float in the air, as a result of the shift of his center of gravity from the split.”

I found a video with Maegan Woodin showing how to do this step.  Please click on the link below to open the video and follow along.


After I practice my grand jeté, I’m going to color this ballet picture.


Ask your mom or dad to help you print it out.  Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”


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I hope you’ll come back next week when we’ll learn some more ballet steps.

See you then.



If you’d like to know more about the history of ballet, you will find these books interesting.  Click on either of the book covers for more information and to buy.




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