This summer Heather led workshops on empathy-based pedagogy and emotionally intelligent teaching. Are you sending messages of kindness to your students? Heather gives tips on how.
You Say Coupé, I Say Cou-de-pied
Cou de pied appears to be one of those steps that doesn’t line up with the whole “universal language of dance” idea. The Cecchetti Council’s printed syllabus calls this position “devant on the ankle,” but Ms. Gail Grant, calls it cou de pied. Many, many schools and teachers refer to it simply as “coupé” and do not differentiate between coupé the step and coupé the position.