What is a Pas de Bourrée?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog, the very first of 2012.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “pas de bourrée“.

Below is the definition from Vance’s Fantastic Ballet Dictionary:

“One of the simplest connecting steps, used to link other steps in a combination. The commonest form is probably the pas de bourrée dessous. Assume your right foot is in front: left foot on half pointe; step on it and put your weight on it; move the right foot to the side, transfer your weight to it (also in relevé); move the left foot to the front of the right and put your weight on both feet in a plié.”

That’s a very long definition!

Below is a funny drawing of stick figures to show how the step is done:

Maybe this video will help you to better understand the step:

I’m going to go practice pas de bourrée now.

Here is a picture I found for us to color after we practice our new ballet step.

Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you.   I know you always remember to say “please” and “thank you”.

I hope you’ll come back next week.

See you then!

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(Millicent’s blog is sponsored by the Exercise Equipment Super Store and the Healing Tai Chi Store)


One thought on “What is a Pas de Bourrée?

  1. Pingback: Your Questions About Ballet Pictures To Print | Ballet Class Music by Composer/Pianist Don Caron

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