Let’s Practice Demi and Grand Plies!


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to learn about and practice demi and grand plies.

Below is the definition of both small and large plies from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“plié [“bent”]. Knee bends, done with the legs turned out. Normally the first exercise in a ballet class. Demi-plié [“half-bent”] is a shallow bend (in all positions but second, as far down as you can go without lifting the heels off the floor); grand plié [“big plié”] is a deep bend, down to where the thighs are almost horizontal. In all positions except second, the heels release from the floor in a grand plié.”

Now, let’s take a look at a teaching video to help us practice our plies properly.

I found a picture for us to color after we practice our plies.


Ask your mom or dad to help you print out the picture and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”
I hope you’ll come back next week when we will practice more ballet.
See you then!

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