How to Do a Stag Leap

by Kelly Aldrich


  • An open area
  • Flexible clothes/ workout clothes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 1: Make sure you have stretched out your legs, and whatever else you need to stretch out.

    Step 2

    Step 2: There are two ways to do a stag leap,a front and side. We are going to start with the front leap. Start with your feet in fourth position.

    Step 3

    Step 3: Put your arms in a "L" position, left arm out straight, right arm to the right.

    Step 4

    Step 4: Go down in a pliƩ.

    Step 5

    Step 5: Push forward with your left foot as you come up from the pliƩ

    Step 6

    Step 6: Sashay forward.

    Step 7

    Step 7: Make sure you keep your feet turned out.

    Step 8

    Step 8: Once landed your sashay, step forward with your left foot.

    Step 9

    Step 9: When stepping with your left foot, bend your arms into a broken "T" hands in blades.

    Step 10

    Step 10: The next step is the leap, so while in the air, your legs will be broken, you want them to look like they are in a 90 degree angle in each leg.

    Step 11

    Step 11: Bring your arms up into a high "V" hands in blades.

    Step 12

    Step 12: Make sure your toes are pointed and hips are turned out as far as they can go.

    Step 13

    Step 13: While in the air beat your left leg upwards.

    Step 14

    Step 14: Land with your right foot first, then left foot calmly following, they should be turned out, and arms down at your side.

    Step 15

    Step 15: You can also do the same with your feet switched, so start with your feet turned out, right foot behind, left foot in front, and do the same steps just different feet.

    Step 16

    Step 16: This is what the leap will look like altogether.

    Step 17

    Step 17: Now starting a side stag leap. Start with your left foot pointed to the side.

    Step 18

    Step 18: Have arms in a "L" right arm forward, left arm to the side, hands in blades.

    Step 19

    Step 19: Do a shenae into the leap, so you will go to the right and bring your feet together and turn over your right shoulder. Arms will be in a beach ball position. Thumbs in.

    Step 20

    Step 20: Make sure you plea in your shenae, along with spotting. Spotting is looking at one spot while you turn.

    Step 21

    Step 21: Instead of stopping at the end of your shenae, bring legs into the same position before, knees pointing towards the right. Right leg will be bent. Make sure your toes are pointed.

    Step 22

    Step 22: Arms in high "V".

    Step 23

    Step 23: Make sure your legs are pointing towards the right, but your torso will be facing the front. So hips and down pointing towards the right, above hips will face the front.

    Step 24

    Step 24: Instead of just landing, you will bring your legs down calmly and put your left leg over your right and spin around.

    Step 25

    Step 25: Bring your arms down.

    Step 26

    Step 26: You can also do the same with your legs the opposite way, left foot pointing forward, leg straight, right foot to the right, leg straight.

    Step 27

    Step 27: Arms in a "L" left arm straight forward, right arm to the right.

    Step 28

    Step 28: Head your shenae towards the left, and do the same steps just the opposite feet.

    Step 29

    Step 29: This is what a side stag leap will look like altogether.