Demi plié is an essential transition step used in ballet (e.g. relevé, pirouette, sauté). The depth of a demi plié depends on choreography, however, many details about the execution of a demi are listed here:
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Dancers these days are faced with a wide range of options in choosing a pair of soft ballet shoes. Leather or canvas? Split sole or full? Factors that determine what kind of shoe is best depend on a dancers age, the shape of the foot, and what kind of floor the dancer will be dancing on.
Your best advice for high school seniors who are interested in dance: Consider ALL your options. I grew up in a relatively small community, and the ballet studios there had some odd notions about what it took to be a “successful” dancer.
Sonya is a full-time Oriental dance instructor, performer, choreographer