Chasse is a frequently used vocabulary word (and skill) in dance, but, often, the pronunciation and/or spelling is completely butchered.

I have heard students learn to pronounce it as SA-Shay, neglecting the “ch” sound at the beginning.

I have seen “chasse” spelled as: sashay, shasse, and shasay (yes, even on competition critique sheets).

As teachers and leaders, it is important that we pass along the correct information to our students and dancers. Let’s teach ¬†smart, proper information, so our students can confidently and correctly know their vocabulary and terminology.

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