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Insight: Ballet Glossary - Pas de chat

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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.

Read more: http://www.roh.org.uk/discover/ballet...

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