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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi! Welcome back to my blog.

 

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Over this weekend, try to think of things that you are grateful for.

 

I am thankful for my mom and dad, all my friends, and even my brother Mortimer.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  I’ll see you next week.

Before I go, I’ve put in a picture below for us to color:

  

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Let’s Pactice the Glissade

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

 

Today we’re going to learn how to do a glissade (glee-sahd).

 

Below is the definition from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“A connecting step. Start in plié; move the right foot out to pointe tendu; then move onto that leg, closing the left foot and landing in plié. Can be done in any direction.”

 

Here is a photo of a dancer beginning a glissade.

 

I found a video of a student demonstrating a glissade.

(Mom/Dad, there is a movie preview before the ballet video that you might want to skip)

 

 I’m going to practice glissades.  After that, I’m going to color a ballet picture.  You can, too.

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

 

 

 You can subscribe to my blog if you’d like so you’ll get each new post in your email inbox.  If your mom or dad say it’s okay, click on the link at the top of the right hand column and enter your email address.

 

 

 

I  hope you’ll come back next week.

See you then.

 

 

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

 

(sponsored by the Exercise Equipment Super Store and the Healing Tai Chi Store)

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Let’s Review the Dégagé

 Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m happy to see you again.

Today we’re going to review the ballet step called “dégagé”.

A “dégagé is a movement or a step in ballet in which the working foot is lifted off the floor.

Below is a picture of three people performing a dégagé at the barre.

I think this video of a ballet student practicing dégagés to the front, side, back and side again might help you better understand how the step is performed.

Now,  you try it.

I found a picture for us to color after we practice our dégagés .  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.  Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

I hope you’ll come back next week.

 See you then.

You can subscribe to my blog if you’d like.  If your mom and dad agree, click on the subscribe button at the top of the right-hand column.  Each new post will be sent to your email inbox as soon as it is published!

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

(Millicent Mouse is sponsored by the Exercise Equipment Super Store and the Healing Tai Chi Store)

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What Is a Cou De Pied?

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

Today we’re going learn what “cou de pied” means.

Cou de pied is a position of the foot.

 Below is a picture of a dancer with her foot wrapped around the ankle of her other foot which is what the cou de pied position should look like.

Now you try it.  Be sure to open your hip so your foot can wrap around your ankle without hurting your knee.

Watch this video to learn a bit more about cou de pied:

After I practice my cou de pied, I’m going to color this picture.

You can too if it’s okay with your mom and dad.

Ask them to print it out for you and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

You can subscribe to my blog if you’d like to and your mom and dad say it’s okay.

Just click on the “subscribe” button in the right-hand column near the top of the page and fill out the form.

  That way you’ll get each new blog post right in your email inbox.

I hope you’ll come back next week.

 See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse