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Uploaded on Mar 23, 2011
Akane Takada, Royal Ballet First Artist, demonstrate the pas de chat.
Pas de chat: Step of the cat. A distinctive buoyant step. The dancer springs from fifth position into a demi plié and jumps sideway into the air bringing the feet up like a cat. As executed by the four cygnets in Swan Lake who perform 16 pas de chat holding hands with their arms interlaced.