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What is an Échappé?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “Échappé”.

An Échappé is a step in which you move your feet from first or fifth position to second position with a little jump.  Then close your feet back into first or fifth position.

I know this sounds a bit complicated but if you look at the video, I think you’ll understand it better:

 

Okay, now you try it.  Good job!

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

 

Have a great week!  Don’t forget to keep practicing your ballet steps.  ‘Bye for now.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

 

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Let’s Practice a Balancé

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

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

 

Below is a video of a young ballerina performing this beautiful ballet step:

 

 

Now you try it.  Don’t worry if you don’t do the step perfectly right away.  It takes many years of ballet practice to learn how to do these steps correctly.

Don’t give up!

 

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

 

 If you want to know more about ballet, click on this link:  http://classicalballetteacher.wordpress.com/about-balletscoop/

 

Oops! I have to go to class now – don’t want to be late.

 

I hope you’ll come back to visit me next week.  See you then.  ‘Bye.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Practice a Chaîné

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn how to do a chaîné (shah-nay).

 

A chaîné is a chain of turns stepping from one foot to another.

 

I love to practice this step.  I twirl and twirl and twirl some more.  Sometimes I get a little bit dizzy though!  Watch the video about “spotting” to see how not to get so dizzy you fall down on the floor:

 

 

Now, you try it. 

 

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”.

 

Isn’t she a funny girl?

 

I have to go to ballet class now.  I’ll see you next week.  Don’t forget to practice your chaîné.

 

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

 

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What is an Assemblé?

 

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “assemblé” (ah-sahm-blay).

 

Here is a picture of second graders learning how to do this step:

 

Maybe this video will help you to understand this beautiful ballet step:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOvP9o0Pf9k&feature=related

 

I found 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”.

 Your mom or dad will enjoy a blog written by a REAL ballet teacher who talks about ballets and ballet dancers.  Tell them about it and have them click on this link:  http://classicalballetteacher.wordpress.com/about-balletscoop/

I hope you’ll come back next week.  Don’t forget to practice the  assemblé.

 

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse