This is a great plié for pre-pointe and pointe 1. It has lots of relevés and cambrés, and is very musical.
in 1st: 3 demi plié, relevé, demi plié, stretch. Cambré in and out. 3 elevés, plié to 2nd.
in 2nd: 2 grand plié, one with a port de bras de hors, one with a port de bras de dans. Cambré into the barre with a tendu, temps lié and cambré away with a tendu. Close in 5th.
in 5th: 3 demi plié, soussus, cambré over and back (fairly fast) Plié and tendu front.
in 4th: temps lié forward, temps lié back, plié in 4th and relevé, temps lié forward, temps lié back. Plié in tendu, cambré forward, stretch the standing leg straight to go back; soutenue and repeat 5th and 4th on the other side immediately.
Modification: from the 3rd demi plié, do a snake, stretch the legs, and lower the heels and skip the 4th plié. This is usually the modification I use for my pointe 1 students.
Music: Adagio (Spartacus) - Josu Gallastegui Adagios - #15