Dance Vocabulary: Sissonne

Sissonne

(C) Wesley Galvez

Sissonne

This jump, from both feet onto one foot, looks like the action of crossing blades in a pair of scissors. The jump starts from fifth position and lands on the leg which the dancer jumped from, leaving the other leg extended in dégagé (pointed toe extended off the floor at 45 degrees, a la seconde or en arrière).

Continue reading “Dance Vocabulary: Sissonne”