Men don’t do pas piqué turns.
At least, in Ballet According To Smirnoff they don’t.
Gentle Reader, are you a man? Do you do pas piqué turns?
Also, back in Smirnoff’s day men did not raise their legs above ninety degrees in extension nor did they rise up high onto the balls of their feet. Low half-toe only! Smirnoff is aware that Things Are Different In Ballet Nowadays, at least in the extension and relevé department, and he seems to respect if not fully agree with that.
The Worst Thing A Man Can Do: is copy the ladies reverénce.
While we’re all doing the deep, stylized curtsy, Smirnoff likes to halt any men in the class before they commit The Ultimate Crime, and instead leads them in the very reserved but manly head-bop.
Also, men mustn’t put their hand to their stomach during the reverénce as though they have a cramp.
Incidentally, I just googled ‘curtsy’ to make sure I was spelling it correctly, and discovered that 1) I totally was Not spelling it correctly, and 2) there is an interesting Wikipedia page about the history and origins of the curtsy, including its use in ballet and an awesome sounding modern extrapolation called The Texas Dip.