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Let’s Practice the Arabesque

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to practice the ballet step called arabesque.

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

“A pose with one leg stretched straight out to the back and one arm usually stretched out to the front. The back leg may be on the floor or at 45, 90, or 135 degrees. (These angles are measured from the vertical; 90 degrees means parallel to the floor.)”

I found a video with a ballet teacher who explains and demonstrates how to do an arabesque properly.

Please click on the link below to open the video.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2374575_do-arabesque-ballet-dancing.html

After I practice my arabesque, I’m going to color this ballet picture…

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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 when we’ll practice more ballet steps.

See you then!

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Review the Fondu

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to practice the ballet step called “fondu”.

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

“Any movement that lowers the body by bending one leg. In a plié, both legs support the body; in a fondu, only one leg supports the body.”

I found a video of this step so that we can follow the ballet student and practice the step along with her.

Please click on the link below to open the video.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2374569_do-fondu-ballet-dancing.html

After I practice the fondu, I’m going to color this ballet picture:

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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.  We’ll practice more ballet steps.

See you then.

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xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are some books you might like to read:

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Let’s Practice the Piqué

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

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

Here is a definition of this ballet movement from Dance25.com:

“A movement in which the strongly pointed toe of the lifted and extended leg sharply lowers to hit the floor then immediately rebounds upward.”

This is how the movement develops…

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To help you understand how to do this step crossing the floor, below is a short video of a young dancer demonstrating this step.

Please click on the link below to open the video:

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375970_do-pique-ballet-movement.html

After I practice this step a few times, I’m going to color the picture below.

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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 when we’ll review and practice more ballet steps.

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xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are a couple books for you to read by yourself or with your parents:

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Let’s Review the Rond de Jambe

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Today we’re going to review and practice the rond de jambe.

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

“A movement in which the working leg is made to describe a letter D about the supporting leg. May be done with the working foot on the floor or in the air. In a rond de jambe en dehors (“outward”) on the floor, the working leg moves from first (or fifth) position to pointe tendu forward, makes a half circle to pointe tendu in back, and then returns to first, if the rond de jambe is to be repeated, and otherwise to first or fifth. A wonderful exercise for turnout. In a rond de jambe en dedans (“inward”), the direction of movement is reversed. In a demi rond de jambe, the working leg goes only half-way around, stopping in second position. A grand rond de jambe, is executed with the supporting leg in plié. A rond de jambe en l’air (“in the air”) is done with the working leg raised off the floor, frequently at an angle of 90 degrees (parallel to the floor).”

I found a video that shows how to do this step.

(Unfortunately, the name of the step is spelled wrong.  Did you notice?)

Please click on the link below to open the video:

http://www.cosmolearning.com/video-lectures/rand-de-jambre/

Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture so you can color it – after you practice your rond de jambe, of course.

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

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I hope you’ll come back next week when we’ll practice more ballet steps.

See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Here are a couple books you might like to read:

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My blog is sponsored by the Healing Tai Chi Store