What is a Cambré?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m so happy to see you again.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet term, “cambré” (cahm-bray).

This word means to bend either forward or backward like when you bow or do a port de bras (pohr-duh-brah).

Below is a picture of a dancer performing a port de bras that looks a bit like a bow.  He is leaning over so we could say he is also performing a cambré.

Below is a video of a ballerina performing a port de bras.  Because she leans forward and back, she can be said to be also performing a cambré.

I’m going to go practice now.

I found another picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for  you.

I know you remembered to say “please” and “thank you” to your mom and dad or whoever printed out the picture for you.

Please come back next week when we will talk about other ballet terms and movements.

See you then.




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