Monday Moves - Retiré Devant. Where the working leg is raised just in front of the knee (sometimes higher) and is turned out (sharply bent) to the side.
Dancer Julie Charlet as the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Monday Moves - Retiré Devant. Where the working leg is raised just in front of the knee (sometimes higher) and is turned out (sharply bent) to the side.

Dancer Julie Charlet as the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Love this Google Doodle celebrating the 120 anniversary of the première of The Nutcracker in St Petersburg. Thank you doodlers for remembering ballet & dance!
(18 December, 2012 on https://www.google.co.uk/)

Love this Google Doodle celebrating the 120 anniversary of the première of The Nutcracker in St Petersburg. Thank you doodlers for remembering ballet & dance!

(18 December, 2012 on https://www.google.co.uk/)

A scene from Northern Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

A scene from Northern Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Ayana Kanda as Clara in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Snowflakes. Photo Bill Cooper.

Ayana Kanda as Clara in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Snowflakes. Photo Bill Cooper.

Scene from Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker with the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Photo Bill Cooper.

Scene from Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker with the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancer Sebastian Loe performing in the Chinese Dance from Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo Brian Slater.

Northern Ballet dancer Sebastian Loe performing in the Chinese Dance from Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo Brian Slater.

Northern Ballet dancers - the Flowers in The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancers - the Flowers in The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Julie Charlet as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.

Julie Charlet as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo Bill Cooper.