Technique
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Taught by Francesca Harper and demonstrated by Naya Lovell, this step borrows from William Forsythe's quest to take classical movement vocabulary and deconstruct the shapes created. "Let the momentum at the top of the développé carry you," says Harper, "and see how your body intuitively has its own response."

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Nancy Bielski's advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand rond de jambe with a promenade in the center.

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