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I’m Going to Miss You!

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Millicent

This is the last post for Milli Mouse’s blog – just to say “goodbye.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed practicing ballet with me and all the wonderful instructors whose videos we’ve studied together.

I loved it and will miss all of you very much.  You can come back to this site any time, though, to review the ballet steps we’ve practiced, to watch the videos and to color the pictures.

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Happy dancing!
xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Au revoir!

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Let’s Practice the Grand Jeté!

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Millicent

Today we’re going to learn and practice the ballet step called grand jeté.

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

“A long horizontal jump, usually forward, starting from one leg and landing on the other. In the middle of the jump, the dancer may be doing a split in midair. One of the most memorable of all ballet jumps; the dancer seems to float in the air, as a result of the shift of his center of gravity from the split.”

I found a video with Maegan Woodin showing how to do this step.  Please click on the link below to open the video and follow along.

http://www.howcast.com/videos/494952-How-to-Do-a-Grand-Jete-Ballet-Dancing

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

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

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If you’d like to subscribe to my blog, ask your mom or dad to help you fill in the address box at the top of the right-hand column.
I hope you’ll come back next week when we’ll learn some more ballet steps.

See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

If you’d like to know more about the history of ballet, you will find these books interesting.  Click on either of the book covers for more information and to buy.

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Do You Know How to Do Chaîné Turns?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Millicent

Today we’re going to learn how to do chaîné turns.

Below is the definition of these turns from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“Short for tours chaînées déboulés, “chained, rolling turns.” 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.”

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I think this video will help us to understand exactly how to do these turns.  Please click on the link below to open the video.

http://www.howcast.com/videos/497199-How-to-Do-Chaines-Turns-Ballet-Dancing

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After I practice the turns, I’m going to color the ballet picture.  Ask your mom or dad if you can print out the picture and color it.
Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

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

See you then!

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If you would like to subscribe to my blog, ask your mom or dad to help you fill out the box at the top of the right-hand column with your email address.

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

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