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Fourth Position in Ballet

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

We’re going to talk about the fourth position for arms and feet today.

Here’s a picture of a girl holding her arms in the fourth position:

 

Here is what your feet should look like when you are in fourth position.  Try it.  I’m sure you can do it.

 

 

I picked out a video for you to watch.  I hope you like it.

 

These are boys and girls who live in Cambodia.  They are learning ballet for the first time.

I didn’t know where Cambodia is so I had to look it up on a world map:

Cambodia is the light colored part of the map.  Children like us take ballet in just about every country in the world.  Cool, hunh?

 

Here’s a picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  Don’t forget to say “thank you”.

 

Oops!  It’s time for class.  I have to put on my leotard and tights.

‘Bye.  See you next week.  We’ll talk about the fifth ballet position for arms and feet then.

oxoxox,

MilliMouse

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Third Position in Ballet

Thanks for coming back to see me!

Today we’re going to talk about the third ballet position of feet and arms.

Here is a picture of a girl standing in third position:

There is a third position for arms, too:

 

See how rounded her arms are?  That’s what makes this position beautiful.

 

Here’s a video to watch:

 

Here is a picture for you to color.   Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you and don’t forget to say “thank you”.

 

Next week  we’re going to learn about fourth position for arms and feet.  I hope you’ll come back.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Second Position in Ballet

 

(this is my picture drawn by Mr. Dan Gross)

 

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to talk about the second position for arms and feet.

 

Here is a girl standing in second position:

Her arms are in second position, too.  See how they’re stretched out to the side?

She has toe shoes on, did you notice?  I can’t wait until I can dance en pointe!

Here’s a video of children trying out to perform with the London Children’s Ballet Company.  I think I would be really scared but it would be fun to dance in front of so many people.

 

Here’s a picture of little ballet dancers holding their arms in second position.  Do you know what position their feet are in?  Scroll down to last week’s post to find out.

I found another picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  And don’t forget to say “thank you”.

 

Wow, she can jump so high!

 

Please come back next week.  We are going to talk some more about the foot and arm positions in ballet.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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What is the First Position in Ballet?

 

 

Welcome back to my blog!

 Today we’re going to learn about the first position in ballet class.

 

Arms and feet have different positions that every dancer must learn.

 

Here is a picture of a dancer with her feet in first position:

Her heels are close together and her toes are pointed out.  See?

 

There is also a first position for arms.  Here is a picture of a girl holding her arms in first position:

 

Her arms are curved but not bent and her fingers almost touch in front of her chest.

 

Here is a video for you to watch:

 

Ask your mom or dad to print out this picture for you so you can color it (don’t forget to say “thank you”)

coloring picture for 1st pos. post

 

Please come back to visit me next week.  We are going to learn about the second ballet position for feet and arms.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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What is a Plie?

 

Welcome back to my blog!

 Today we are going to learn about plies (pleeays).

Plie” means to bend your knees.

Dancers warm up their muscles with plies at the barre.

 

This lady is doing a demi-plie.  See how her knees are bent just a little bit?

This lady is practicing a grande plie in 2nd position. Her knees are bent all the way:

 

Here is a video for you to watch.  The ballet teacher explains the “demi plie” and the “grande plie”.

 

Here is a ballet picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you.

(Don’t forget to say “thank you”.)

Next week we’re going to talk about foot and arm positions in ballet.

I hope you’ll come back.

x0x0x0x,

MilliMouse