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Degage Ballet


Degage [ day-ga-ZHAY] Disengaging step. Degage pointing of the foot in an open position, fully arched instep. Do not transfer weight. Degage is performed devant, a la seconde and derriere and all the directions of the ballet body.   Degage a la quatrieme devant en Fair (croisee) en tournant en dehors [ day-ga-ZHAY a lah ka-tree-EM duh-VAHN ahn lehr (krwah-ZAY) ahn toor-NAHN ahn duh-AWR]. Degage to the fourth position front in the air (crossed), turning outward. A term of the Cecchetti method. From the position croise derriere en Fair, the dancer turns slowly en dehors on the flat of the foot, rotating the raised leg in the hip socket to the second position en Fair, then turns the body from the waist to finish in the position croise devant en Fair .See Detourne en Fair.  Degage a l’arabesque en tournant en dedans [ day-ga-ZHAY a la- ra-BESK ahn toor-NAHN ahn duh-DAHN] . Degage with arabesque turning inward. A term of the Cecchetti method. The dancer stands in the position croise devant en Fair and slowly turns en dedans on the flat of the foot, passing the raised leg to the second position en Fair, then turning the body from the waist and rotating the raised leg in the hip socket. The dancer finishes in the position croise derriere en Fair. See Detourne en Fair.  Degage en Fair [ day-ga-ZHAY ahn lehr]. Degage in the air. The raising of a leg a la demi-hauteur, devant, a la seconde or derriere.  Degage en tournant [day-ga-ZHAY ahn toor-NAHN]. Degage, turning. A term of the Cecchetti method for a rotation of the working leg on the axis of the hip joint, performed a terre or en Fair, en dedans or en dehors. See Detourne en Fair. Jacklyn Dougherty
Jacklyn Dougherty

Degage [ day-ga-ZHAY] Disengaging step. Degage pointing of the foot in an open position, fully arched instep. Do not transfer weight. Degage is performed devant, a la seconde and derriere and all the directions of the ballet body.


Degage a la quatrieme devant en Fair (croisee) en tournant en dehors [ day-ga-ZHAY a lah ka-tree-EM duh-VAHN ahn lehr (krwah-ZAY) ahn toor-NAHN ahn duh-AWR]. Degage to the fourth position front in the air (crossed), turning outward. A term of the Cecchetti method. From the position croise derriere en Fair, the dancer turns slowly en dehors on the flat of the foot, rotating the raised leg in the hip socket to the second position en Fair, then turns the body from the waist to finish in the position croise devant en Fair .See Detourne en Fair.


Degage a l’arabesque en tournant en dedans [ day-ga-ZHAY a la- ra-BESK ahn toor-NAHN ahn duh-DAHN] . Degage with arabesque turning inward. A term of the Cecchetti method. The dancer stands in the position croise devant en Fair and slowly turns en dedans on the flat of the foot, passing the raised leg to the second position en Fair, then turning the body from the waist and rotating the raised leg in the hip socket. The dancer finishes in the position croise derriere en Fair. See Detourne en Fair.


Degage en Fair [ day-ga-ZHAY ahn lehr]. Degage in the air. The raising of a leg a la demi-hauteur, devant, a la seconde or derriere.


Degage en tournant [day-ga-ZHAY ahn toor-NAHN]. Degage, turning. A term of the Cecchetti method for a rotation of the working leg on the axis of the hip joint, performed a terre or en Fair, en dedans or en dehors. See Detourne en Fair.


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