What is a Glissade?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


I’m so happy to see you again.


Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “glissade”.


This is the definition of “glissade” from Vance’s Fantastic 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.”


I found a very good video of a ballet class learning how to do a glissade properly. 



Do you remember what the word “devant” means?  If not, go back through the previous posts to find this word. 

Or…you can go to Vance’s dictionary (see the link above) to find out what that word means.


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


ballet color page


I know  you remembered to say “please” and “thank you”.


I’m going to go practice my glissades now.

I hope you’ll come back next week.


See you then!






One thought on “What is a Glissade?

  1. The coloring page above comes from DanceTeacherPress.com. This image that you have pirated from google images will print in poor quality. Nice quality coloring sheets can be purchased at DanceTeacherPress.com. Please ask websites for permission to use an image and then credit the image. Good job on crediting Vances Ballet Dictionary for your terms. Thank You.

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