FTC Disclaimer - Just so you know, my site contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase something through my link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. This helps me continue to run BTB Online, buy new ballet music, tools, therabands, resources, and continue to create great content for you!

Pre-Pointe Degagé with échappé

Here is a great degagé with échappé that I use in my pre-pointe curriculum! This is one of the combos I use in my Pre-Pointe curriculum that will be available to purchase on or around July 12th!


  • The combo itself is not hard, but having intermediate students move quickly from a standing leg to 2 working legs is challenging. Watch for dancers not using both legs evenly

  • If a dancer is not using both legs equally for the échappé, they may be a) favoring a weak leg or b) not using the inner thighs actively (or possibly not using the core sufficiently)

  • Watch also for the dancer staying in the rotation of the hip - they should stay in their "pizza feet."

from 5th:

1-3: 3 degagé front

4: plié

5-6: échappé 4th

7: plié in 5th

8: stretch

repeat en croix.

then: 16 degagé; arm going 8 de hors, 8 de dans. Soussus passé balance to finish and repeat.

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All