Ballet Class Tutorial: Grand Assemblé

'Tombé-pas de bourrée-glissade' is a typical for the beginning for grand allegro (big jumps) in ballet class and can be followed by several jumps, e.g. flic jeté (also called grand pas de chat or saut de chat, grand fouetté, grand jeté, or as in this case grand assemblé.


The challenge that many students struggle with is the rhythm of the legs together with the coordination of the arms. Although we call it 'tombé-pas de bourrée' it is rather a 'tombé-scissor' step.