Let’s Review Third Position

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Today we’re going to review the third position arms and feet.


 Look at the picture below.  Do your arms look like this ballerina’s arms?


Here is a picture of the proper positioning of the feet in third position:



Make sure the heel of the foot in front is directly in line with the arch of your back foot.  Now put your arms in third position too and see how you look.

Good job! 

Watch the boy and girls dancing in this video:


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

Click on the link below and the picture will open in a new window.



I’m going to go practice my third position arms and feet now.  I’ll see you again next week.






Happy Easter!

Have a happy, happy Easter!

Below is an Easter picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  I know you won’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

Have fun.  I’ll see you next week.




Let’s Review Second Position

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Today, we’re going to review what we learned before about the second position arms and feet in ballet.

Below is a picture of 2nd position arms:



Now you try it.  Be sure not to let your arms droop.  Keep them lifted and rounded.


Here is a picture of 2nd position feet:

Now you know how to stand with your feet and arms in 2nd position.

Try a few demi-plies in this position.  If you don’t remember what that looks like, here’s a reminder:


Don’t let your bottom stick out and remember to stand nice and tall!


I found another picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  Remember to say “please” and “thank you”.



Click on the link above and the picture will open up.


Keep practicing and please come back next week.

See you then.





Let’s Review

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Starting today, we’re going to be reviewing all the things we’ve learned in the past few months.  It’s important to go over each position and ballet movement so we don’t forget how to do them.


Remember first position arms and feet?  Look at the pictures below and try the positions yourself.  I’ll bet it’s a lot easier this time than it was when you first learned about them.

First position arms

Now you try it. 

Remember to keep  your arms nice and rounded and hold them strongly so they don’t droop.  Nothing looks worse than droopy arms!


First position for feet

When you try this position be careful not to force your feet to point all the way to each side.  Turn them out only a little at first.  When you’ve been practicing for a few years, you will be able to turn your feet out completely.

Below is a video of children auditioning (trying out) for a ballet production:



If we practice really hard maybe we can be in a big ballet production some day, too.  I sure hope so!


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


Just click on the link and the picture will appear in a new window.



I hope you’ll come back again next week.  See you then.  In the meantime, don’t forget to practice.






A Little Dance To Practice


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


We’re going to do something different today.   Since we’ve already practiced so

 many different steps, I think we’re ready to put these together in a combination

 or a little dance.

You’ll see a list of the steps if you scroll down.  After that there is a video from

 livestrong.com.  You will have to click on the link to go to youtube so you can

 see Emily Larew from the Ann Carroll School of Dance as she demonstrates the


Here’s a list of the movements for you to practice:

1. First, stand in the middle of the room in first position.

2. Do a demi-plie and then another demi-plie.  Straighten your knees between each demi-plie.

3.  Now, releve up to the balls of your feet. Come down again with a tiny bend of the knees.

4.  Now do a “port de bras”  (play the video below to see how the arms should look).

5. Tendu to second position and then do two demi-plies again.

6.  To finish the movement you will close your feet in fifth position with your right foot in front.

Now – the video.  I think it will help you understand the steps.  You may need to

 look at the video a few times before you can do the dance all by yourself.



Miss Emily is really beautiful and a very good dancer, isn’t she?  I hope I can be

 like her when I grow up!


Here is a picture for you to color after you practice the dance.  Click on the link

 below and ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you.  Don’t forget

 to say “please” and “thank you”.




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