How to Do a Grand Jete in Ballet

Learn how to do a grand jete from ballerina Maegan Woodin in this Howcast ballet dance video.

My name is Maegan Woodin, and I’m a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher and student. I have danced for MTV, Diana Ross, Marc Jacobs and have appeared in many music videos. You can find more information about me and my career, as well as photos and videos, at www.dgtnyc.com. I’m going to be talking to you about ballet. A Grand Jete is a big leap in which your front leg is shooting straight out to the front and your back leg is straight out in the back and you are high up in the air. You want to make sure that your feet fully and your legs are fully extended when you are in that position. Once you get more strength and build more muscle, you will be able to make a bigger and higher Grand Jete. So it takes a lot of practice and a lot of strength to make your position very high and correctly aligned. So, I’m going to demonstrate how to do a Grand Jete, you ca n have your arms either high up in fifth position or you can have them lengthened in forth position.