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Let’s Do a Glissade

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

I’m sure glad you came back to visit.

 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  I sure did.

 

Today we’re going to talk about a ballet step called a “glissade” which means to “glide”.

It’s a very pretty step and is often used to connect one step to another.

Here is the link to a video of a girl practicing this step:

http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_2375969_do-ballet-glissade.html

 

Now you practice it.

It isn’t too hard, is it?

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

 

Please come back next week when we’ll learn how to do a” pas de bourrée“.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

 

Below is the link to a video of the Nutcracker Ballet for you to watch:

 http://discoverandrecover.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/the-nutcracker-ballet-snowflakes/

 

Here’s a picture from the Nutcracker Ballet for you to color:

 

I’ll see you back here at my blog next week.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Do a Frappé

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about a ballet step called a “frappé”.

 

The word “frappé” means to “hit” or “strike”.   The working foot strikes the floor or hits against your other leg.

It’s hard to imagine what that movement would look like so I found a video for you to watch.  This student is practicing a frappé: 

 

Try it yourself.  I know you can do it.

Don’t forget to hang on to the back of a chair so you don’t fall down.  And…be sure to lift your leg up high enough so you don’t stub your toe on the floor. 
That would really hurt!

 

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

 

Next week we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “glissade”.

I hope you’ll come back.   Don’t forget to practice your ballet steps this week. 

 Remember, the more you practice, the better dancer you’re going to be.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Do a Degage

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “degagé”.  The word

“degagé” means to “disengage”.

 

This step is a little bit like the “battement tendu” we talked about before except that you will lift your foot off the floor this time.   That’s the disengaging part.

The video below shows how to do this step:

 

http://www.ehow.com/video_2374567_degage-step-ballet-dancing.html

 

Try it yourself.  You may need to hang on to the back of a chair so you don’t fall down.

 

I love to practice this step.  It’s so much fun to do!

 

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

 

 

Uh, oh, it’s time for ballet class.

 

Next week, we’ll learn about “frappé”.

 

Whew!   There sure are a lot of different steps in ballet, aren’t there?

 

‘Bye.  See you next week.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse