This degagé combination for the barre is nicely accompanied by Gill Civil’s music. I particularly like how it goes with number 10 for petits battements. The track is called All Aboard. This combination could also be done first with tendus at a slower tempo. I like track number 3 called Tightrope Walker for a slower tempo.
When using as a tendu combination, you could change the piqué to this: from point tendu front at count 2, lower ball of foot to work through the metatarsal and quickly lift to point tendu again (&3), brush through 1st to point tendu back on count 4.
1 Plié in 5th, arm to 5th en avant
2 Degagé front and straighten legs, open arm 2nd
3 Piqué front
4 Brush thru 1st to degagé back
5-8 4 Degagé back closing 5th, arm to arabesque
1-8 Repeat with inside leg
1-8 Repeat side, finishing with foot in 5th back
1-7 En cloche degagé bfbfbfb
8 Close 5th back
1-32 Repeat all from back
Betsey Blair says
Thanks so much for your inspirational