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