Ballet Dictionary: Grand Plié in Second Position
Step: Grand Plié in Second Position
How: A grand plié is a plié with the full bend of the knees until the thighs are horizontal with the floor. It is important to note that a grand plié in second position is the only grand plié where the heels do not lift off but instead, remain on the floor. This can be done as the stance is wider in second position than first, fourth or fifth.
Tip: As with all pliés, keep the knee aligned over the toes when bending to maintain proper alignment of the position, to strengthen and prevent joint injury.
Dancer: Joshua Encisco, Company Artist, Ballet Manila
Location: Studio 3, Ballet Manila