What Does Allongé Mean?

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.


Today we’re going to find out what the ballet term “allongé (aa-lohn-jay)” means.


Allongé means to stretch out or make longer.


For example. when we are doing an arabesque, we want the leg that is up in the air to look as long and stretched out as possible.


Look at the picture below to see how the dancer’s leg is stretched out:



Boy, this girl’s legs are really long!


I’m just a little mouse so mine are kinda short. 

I have to work really hard to stretch my leg out.


I bet you do, too.

Here’s a video for you to watch:


Below is a picture for you to color after you practice your allongé.

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




Looks a little bit like me, doesn’t it?


Please come back to visit next week.  We’ll talk about more ballet stuff.






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