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A Basic Ballet Lesson

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m happy to see you.

This video shows some very basic information about ballet posture, attire, and movements.  Pay close attention.  This video is very helpful.

Please click on the link below:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfwxvk_how-to-learn-basic-ballet_news#.UWlwj6KG2uk

After I look at the video, I’m going to color the ballet picture I found.

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Ask your mom or dad to help you print it out and don’t forget to say “please and “thank you.”

I hope you’ll come back next week to practice more ballet with me.

See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Here are some books just for my ballet friends:

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Let’s Practice Ballet!

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m glad you came back to practice ballet with me.

Below is a video of general information about ballet that will help us to understand it better.  You can practice along with the teacher and the other ladies or just listen to what she says.


I found a picture for us to color after we watch the video:

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Ask your mom or dad to help you print it out.

I know you’ll remember to say “please” and “thank you.”

Will you come back next week?  I hope so.

See you then.

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xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Here is a video just to watch.  Isn’t the ballerina wonderful?

http://mysylph.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/tamara-karsavina-ballets-russes-prima-ballerina-youtube/

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Books you might like to read about the history of dance:

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You can find these on my website.  Please click on the word “website” in the previous sentence.

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Let’s Practice Pirouettes!

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to practice a ballet step called a pirouette.

Pirouettes are used often in choreography so it is good if we know how to perform one properly.

Below is the definition of “choreography”:

“The composition of dance steps and sequences for ballet and stage dancing.”

This definition of a pirouette is from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary...

“A complete turn on one leg. The dancer usually goes round more than once. The raised leg is most commonly held in rétiré, but pirouettes with the leg in other positions are not uncommon. If the direction of the turn rotates the raised leg away from the front of the body, the pirouette is en dehors; if it rotates the leg toward the front, it is en dedans. The dancer spots (see “spotting”) in order to avoid becoming disoriented. Pirouettes are usually fast, but supported pirouettes, in which a partner steadies the soloist, may be done very slowly.”

Here is a video showing how to do a pirouette properly.  Please click on the link below to open your video.

http://video.about.com/dance/How-to-Pirouette.htm

After I practice my pirouettes, I’m going to color the picture below:

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Ask your mom or dad if you can color the picture.  You might need help printing it out.  Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

I hope you’ll come back next week when we’ll talk more about ballet.

See you then.

If you’d like to get each new post in your email inbox, ask your mom or dad to help you fill out the form at the top of the right-hand column.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Please visit my website.  You will find a couple books about the history of ballet that you might like to read by yourself or with your mom or dad.

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Let’s Review the Dégagé

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

I hope you like my new theme.  Let me know what you think about the design.

Today we’re going to talk about the ballet step called “dégagé”.

Here is the definition from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“A movement or position in which the working leg is lifted off the floor.”

I found a video that shows how to do a dégagé.
Watch the video first and then try the step yourself.  Please click on the link below:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2240640_perform-degage-ballet.html

After I practice this step, I’m going to color the picture.

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You may need help to print out the picture.  Ask your mom or dad to help you and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”
I hope you’ll come back next week to practice ballet with me.
See you then!

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For books about the history of dance, please visit this website.

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