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Today we’re going to learn what a détourné (deh-toor-neh) is.
Vance’s Fantastic Ballet Dictionary defines it this way: “A smooth turn made by pivoting on the toes in relevé.”
Below is a funny drawing of stick figures to show how the turn is done:
We would probably first learn how to do a détourné in the center of the room.
While I was looking for a video of students practicing détournés, I found one of boys and girls doing much more difficult combinations of steps in the center of their practice room. I like watching it. I hope you will, too.
These students are much older and a lot more advanced than I am but someday I sure hope I can dance like they do!
Below is a funny ballet picture for us to color after we finish practicing our ballet steps.
Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you. I know you remembered to say “please” and “thank you”.
I hope you’ll be able to come back next week. See you then.
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