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More Ballet to Practice – Pas de Bourree

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

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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More ballet for Us to Practice Together

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

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

Below is a video of children practicing their ballet.  Watch the video and try to follow along.  I’m going to practice with the video, too.

Please click on the click to open the video ballet lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKBWzyZ1yU4

After I practice the steps shown on the video, I’m going to color a ballet picture.

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Ask your mom or dad if you can color the picture, too.  Ask for help to print out the picture and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

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

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Here is an article for mom and dad to read:

http://mysylph.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/how-to-do-pirouettes-to-be-or-not-to-be-on-the-leg/

If you’d like to learn about the history of ballet, please check out these books:

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Let’s Practice Ballet at the Barre and Au Milieu

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m very glad you came back to visit.  If you’re a new guest, welcome!

Below is a video of several ballet movements both at the barre and in the center.

Watch each section, pause the video and practice the movements.  You may have to watch the video several times in order to learn each of the steps.

After you practice, ask your mom or dad if you can print out the picture and color it.

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Article for mom and dad:

http://mysylph.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/what-was-that-combination/

Please check out this website for books on the history of ballet that you and read by yourself or with your parents.

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Come Practice Ballet with Me

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

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

Today, we’re going to work on proper alignment of the body with the following video:

After you practice along with the video, ask your mom or dad if they will help you print out the picture.

Don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

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

See you then.

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Dance article for mom or dad:  http://dance.about.com/od/getstarteddancing/p/Young_Dancers.htm

Please visit our website for books on the history of dance for young dancers.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Welcome back to my blog!

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I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day.

I’ll be back next week with a new ballet lesson for us to practice together.

In the meantime, here is a picture for you to color:

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You might like to watch this video with your mom or dad:

http://mysylph.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/paris-opera-ballet-school-6th-division-class-boys-and-ballet/

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Click on this link for an article for moms and dads:

http://balletscoop.com/2013/05/04/dancewear-en-lair-elastic-pointe-shoe-ribbons/

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For books on the history of ballet, please check out our website.

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

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Let’s Learn More Ballet Basics!

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

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

I found a video with more basic ballet information.  I hope it will help you to learn more about ballet.

Please click on the link below to view the video:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpvc7g_moving-between-ballet-positions_music#.UWlxCKKG2uk

After you watch the video and practice with the teacher, maybe your mom or dad will let you color the ballet picture I found.

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I know we’ve colored this picture before but it is one of my favorites.  Can you guess why?

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!

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xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

A beautiful video just to watch:


Please check out this website for books for you and for others in your family.  Click on the word “website” in the previous sentence.

Here are a couple books available at that site:

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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.