How to do a “Firebird Leap”
By: The Dance World Editor
To properly execute a Firebird leap you need to do the following…
1. Take a good preparatory plie and use the momentum from that plie to execute the leap.
2. While pressing your front leg forward with a pointed foot, simultaneously arch your back with arms in an open or closed 5th position and bring the back leg into attitude position.
3. Always finish your landing with proper plie rolling through the feet to prevent injury.