What is a Balançoire?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

It’s nice to see you again.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called a “balançoire” (bah – lahn – swahr).

Below is the definition of this step from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“The dancer swings the working leg vigorously back and forth between fourth position front and fourth back, through first position. Unlike grand battements en cloche, balançoires do not require that the body be held straight.”

I found a video that might explain the movement better.  Take a look.

After I practice the balancoire, I’m going to color the ballet picture I found.  Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

  I hope you’ll come back next week when we will learn about another ballet step.

See you then!

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