More Ballet to Practice – Pas de Bourree

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Millicent

Today we’re going to learn how to do a pas de bourree.

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

“This term has at least two meanings. 1. One of the simplest connecting steps, used to link other steps in a combination. The commonest form is probably the pas de bourrée dessous. Assume your right foot is in front: left foot on half pointe; step on it and put your weight on it; move the right foot to the side, transfer your weight to it (also in relevé); move the left foot to the front of the right and put your weight on both feet in a plié. 2. (properly called pas de bourrée couru, “running pas de bourrée”). A gliding movement by a dancer on pointe consisting of many very small steps taken with the feet close together. When a dancer uses bourrée as a verb (“Then you bourrée downstage”), she usually means pas de bourrée couru.”

Wow!  What a long definition.  Maybe the video below will help us to understand what this step should look like.  Please click on the link to open the video lesson.

http://www.howcast.com/videos/495323-How-to-Do-a-Pas-de-Bourree-Ballet-Dancing

After I practice the pas de bourree, I’m going to color the picture.

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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.”

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

In the meantime, below are a couple books you might like to read by yourself or with your mom or dad.  They are about the history of ballet.  I think you’ll like them and will learn a lot.

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