Piqué turn

Piqué en tournant – Pricked turn.  The dancer reaches a perfectly straight, strong leg with extended toes, transfers weight directly onto pointe or demi-pointe and brings the other leg up to retiré position behind the knee, and closes his or her arms to first position. The dancer then completes a full rotation (en dedans or en dehors) and brings the bent leg back down to the ground in demi plie, as the straight leg follows back into its original position, in preparation of another turn.  The straight leg never bends in a piqué turn.

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