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3. Here is the notation for another jump. This time the dancer is facing to the side and so a mark is made beneath the notation to indicate the direction in which she is facing.
Remember that it is drawn from the perspective of someone standing at the back of the stage rather than in the audience where the photograph was taken so the mark goes the opposite way to the picture.

The feet are represented by the two marks in the middle of the stave indicating that both are level with the dancers hips. The line indicates that the left foot is held out in front while the round black mark next to it means that the right foot is held behind as shown in the picture.


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