Justin Koertgen
May 18, 2015

Working on Paquita has been a great tool to remind the dancers of their classical training, partnering, and point work. It has also been good for the dancers to learn to work with style and character.

In partnering classes we have been working on a number of different ballets.  We have studied Esmeralda to help with the Paquita style, the Men's forte steps in Paquita itself in men's class and pas de deux, and I gave the students a preview of Nutcracker by working on the Nutcracker grand pas de deux.