Let’s Practice the Glissade

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Today we’re going to practice the ballet step called a glissade (glee sahd).


Below is a drawing of this step as the dancer moves from fifth position stretches out to second and then closes again in fifth position.


Now you try it.  


I think the video will give you a better idea of how the step is performed.



Did you notice the different foot positions between the drawing of a glissade and the dance student performing the glissade?


You noticed, I’m sure, that in the drawing the dancer is moving from fifth position to second (for just a moment) and then closes in fifth postion again. 

In the video, the student is moving from first position to second and then back to first and from third position to second and back to third again. 


Whew!  We sure worked hard today.  Let’s sit down and color a dance picture now:


Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  You remembered to say “please” and “thank you”, didn’t you?  I know you always remember your good manners.


Please come back again next week when we’ll talk about more ballet steps and poses.


See you then!






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