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How To Do a Grande Battement

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I hope you’ve been practicing all the ballet steps we’ve learned.

Today, we’re going to learn how to do a grande battement.

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

“A “kick” in which the working leg is raised as high as possible while keeping the rest of the body still. “Kick” is in quotes because the battement should be a controlled lift, not a throwing of the leg into the air, and the leg must be controlled while coming down. “

I found a video that shows how to do a grande battement properly.

Please click on the link then watch it and practice the movement a few times.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375967_do-grande-battement-ballet-position.html

After I practice the grande battement, I’m going to color this picture:

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Ask your mom or dad if you can too.

They may need to help you to print out the picture.

Don’t forget to say “please” and  “thank you.”

I’ll be back next week with another lesson.

I hope you’ll come back to practice with me.

See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Here’s a link to information that your mom or dad might like to read:

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Below are a couple books you might like to read:

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Let’s Review Foot and Arm Positions

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

This might be a good time to review the five foot and arm positions in ballet.

Click on the link below to see a ballet teacher demonstrating the positions.  Then you should try to copy each of the positions.

 http://www.ehow.com/video_2374563_basic-ballet-positions-arms.html

After I practice each of these positions, I’m going to color this picture:

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The picture will need to be printed out so ask your mom or dad to help you do that.

Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

I hope you’ll come back next week.  We’ll practice some more ballet.

See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are a couple books you might like to read by yourself or with your mom or dad:

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http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Students-History-Dance-ebook/dp/B0095KBK0K/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349103668&sr=1-4&keywords=the+dancing+king

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What is a Passé Developpé ?

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m glad to see you again.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called passé developpé.

Below is the definition from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“A movement in which the pointed foot of the working leg is made to pass the knee of the supporting leg. Frequently used–incorrectly–as a synonym for retiré.”

Click on the link below to see a video lesson on how to do a passé developpé.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375964_do-pass_-developpe-ballet-position.html

After I practice the passé developpé, I’m going to color a ballet picture.

Ask your mom or dad to print out the picture for you and don’t forget 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

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Let’s Practice Chaîné Turns

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Are you ready to try chaîné turns?

This is the definition from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“Fast turns on half or full point with the legs in a tight first position, rotating a half turn on one foot and the other half on the other foot. Done one after the other so they’re “chained” together.”

I hope so because here we go…

Click on the link below to go to a video showing how a chaîné turn should be done.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375971_do-ballet-chaines-turns.html

Be very careful when you practice this step so you don’t get dizzy or run into furniture!

After I practice my turns, I’m going to color this ballet picture.

Ask your mom or dad if you can too.

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You will have to print out the picture so ask your parents for help.

Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

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

See you then!

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are a couple books you might want to buy and read:

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41ymecfTi2L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-44,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Students-History-Dance-ebook/dp/B0095KBK0K/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349103668&sr=1-4&keywords=the+dancing+king

My blog is sponsored by the Healing Tai Chi Store