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Let’s Practice a Rond de Jambe

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called a “rond de jambe” (rohn duh zjahmb).

  Here is a picture showing how to do a rond de jambe:

 

Maybe this video will make it clearer:

 

 

I found another 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’ll talk about the ballet step called “assemblé” (ah-sahm-blay).

 

Please subscribe to my blog so you’ll know when a new post is published.  Just fill out the form at the top of the right-hand column and you’ll get an email in your inbox every week.  Thanks!

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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What is an “Attitude” in Ballet?

 

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about the “attitude” in ballet.  Below is a picture of a ballerina standing in a front attitude pose:

There is also a back attitude pose.  Below is a picture of a ballet dancer in a back attitude:

 

It takes quite a while to learn how to do this pose correctly.   I hope this video will help you to understand how to do an attitude:

 

 

Here 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”.

 

I’m going to go practice the attitude now.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  See you next week when we’ll learn about the “rond de jambe”.

 

Please subscribe to my blog by filling out the form at the top of the right-hand column.  You’ll receive a notice in your inbox as soon as I publish a new post.  Thanks!

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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How To Do An Arabesque

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn how to perform an “arabesque“.  An arabesque is a beautiful ballet pose.  Below is a picture of a ballerina doing an arabesque:

 

To help you understand how to perform an arabesque properly, here is a video of a ballet teacher explaining the position:

 

 

Now you try it.  it is very difficult at first but “practice makes perfect”.

 

I found this 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’ll learn about the ballet pose “attitude”.  I hope you’ll come back.  Have a good week and study hard!

 

xoxoxo, 

MilliMouse

 

 

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Let’s Practice Doing A Chassé

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about a ballet step called a Chassé (sha say).  The word “Chassé” means “to chase”.

Below is a video of a young ballet student performing this movement:

Now you try it.   Don’t forget to bend your knees.

 

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

 

I’m going to go practice the Chassé now.

Please come back next week.   We’re going to learn how to do an arabesque the correct way.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 3 times

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 54 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 28th with 37 views. The most popular post that day was Pointe/Toe Shoes.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, WordPress Dashboard, lakshmusings.com, classicalballetteacher.wordpress.com, and refzip.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for battement tendu, port de bras, releve, ballet arms, and first position ballet.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Pointe/Toe Shoes September 2010
1 comment and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

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Ballet Attire for Boys and Girls September 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

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What Is a Port de Bras? November 2010
1 comment

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Battement Tendu November 2010

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What is a Releve? November 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

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What is a Pas de Bouree?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about a ballet step called “pas de bouree” (pah-duh-boo RAY).

A pas de bouree is made up of three steps always ending with a demi-plie.  Below is a video of two girls demonstrating each type of this ballet step:

Now you try it.  Don’t worry if you don’t get it right away.  Remember – practice makes perfect.

 

Here is 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”.

 

 

I hope you’ll come back next week when we’ll talk about a ballet step called “chasse”.

 

See you later!

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse