My adored art form of ballet is made up of many individual steps that are mastered by dancers over time. Choreographers put these steps together in an unlimited array of variations, and the manner in which the steps work together then becomes the language of dance.
Here are thirteen of my favorite ballet steps.
2 - Fouettes
4 - Adagio (slowly and with fluid movement)
5 - Partnering
6 - Tour en seconde
7 - Triple tours en l'air
8 - Saut de Basque (the turn in mid air which he does at the very beginning of this clip)
9 - Grand battement
10 - Poisson or Fish dive (takes place at the 2:20 mark)
11 - Bouree
12 - Pirouette
13 - Brise vole