Executing straight leaps correctly is an important part of being a strong dancer. Dance Expert Ali Geraets teaches you how to do straight leaps in dance. Straight leaps are also known as grand jetes. It’s important to keep in mind that there are several different preparation techniques for getting into your leap. In this video, Ali has her dancer demonstrate a running prep by rolling through her feet and using her plie to get into her leap. Find out how beneficial it is to focus on upper body technique when practicing your leaps across the floor. Ali addresses the positioning of the front and back leg and the importance of brushing through nicely. Watch as Ali’s dancer executes a beautiful straight leap and start working on your leaps in dance!