Leap to New Heights: A Guide to Straight Leaps in Dance


Nailing a straight leap—also known as a grand jete—is crucial for becoming a proficient dancer. In this tutorial, dance expert Ali Geraets guides you through the mechanics of executing straight leaps effectively. She covers various preparation techniques, and features one of her dancers demonstrating a running prep, incorporating a roll through the feet and a plie as a lead-in to the leap. Ali also emphasizes the significance of upper body technique and the precise positioning of both front and back legs for an optimal leap. Watch as Ali's dancer showcases a stunning straight leap, and get started on perfecting your own leaps today!

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