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Let’s Practice a Grand Jeté

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet jump called a “grand  jeté. 

 Grand  jeté means big jump.  When you do the jump correctly, you will look  like you’re doing the splits in the air! 

Below is a picture of two ballet dancers performing a grand  jeté:

 

Here is a video of a dancer doing this step:

 

 

 I found another picture for you to color.  Click on the link below and then ask

 your mom or dad to print it out for you. 

 

 Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

 

romeoAndJulietColouringSheet

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come back next week.

 

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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A Little Centerwork to Practice

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn about some simple movements that you can practice.  These movements are meant to be performed “au milieu” or in the center of the room (not at the barre).

Please click on the video and try at least some of the movements in the video.  You may need to watch it several times in order to understand what to do.

  Pay special attention to the teacher’s instructions about how the arms should be held.

 

 

I found another picture for you to color:

 

Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  Don’t forget to say “please” and

 “thank you”.

 

I’m going to practice the centerwork now.  See you next week. 

 Practice hard and have fun!

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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En Avant and En Arriere

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn two terms that are often used in ballet.  They are “en avant” (ahn ah-vahn’) and “en arriere” (ahn ah-rehy’-her).

En avant means “to the front” and en arriere means “to the back”.  Lots of

ballet steps include the direction in which the foot moves and so these two

 terms are added on to the names of the ballet steps.

Now, when you see a ballet step with the words, “en avant” added to it, you will

 know you are to move forward or “to the front”.  When you see a ballet step

 with the words, “en arriere”, you know you are expected to move backwards or

 move your foot to the back.

There are other terms that are used to show how to perform the step.  We will

 talk about them later on.

Here is a video of a class showing a little bit of barre work and some of the steps

 in the center of the room.  These girls are really good ballet dancers!

 

Here is 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”.

 

 

I’m going to go practice my ballet steps now.  See you next week.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Practice a sur le Cou de Pieds

 

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn how to do a sur le cou de pieds (suhr-leh-koo-deh-pehay).   That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?

 

You start with one foot on the “neck” of the other so that your foot is wrapped around the ankle.  Then you push your working foot out to the front, side or back with your toes pointed.   Put your heel down on the floor and then slide your working foot back into position.

 

This is a bit complicated to explain with words.  Check out the video below.  I’m sure you’ll understand this ballet step better when you watch the kids in the video demonstrate the sur le cou de pieds.

 

 

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 “please” and “thank you”.

 

Oops, it’s time to go to ballet class.

  Please come back next week.   In the meantime, don’t forget to practice your sur le cou de pieds.

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse