I’m Going on Vacation!

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


I’m going out of town this week with my mom and dad and my brother, Mortimer.  So…there won’t be a new ballet lesson this week.


I’ll be back next week, though and I hope you will be here, too.

See you then.  In the meantime, go back to the previous lessons and practice those.  Okay?

You might like to find more information on these books about the history of ballet.



 If so, click on the book cover to learn about the book and to buy it.


Try This Combination!


Hi!  Welcome to my blog.


I’m glad you came back to visit.

The combination I found online for today is a little bit harder than the ones we looked at before.

I like to try these combinations even if I don’t do them very well.

I know I’ll be able to do them when I get older if I practice a lot.

Here is the combination:

Wow!  Aren’t these dancers good?

I found a picture for us to color after we practice the combination.

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

You can subscribe to my blog if you’d like.  Ask your mom or dad if it’s all right then ask them to help you fill in the form at the top of the right hand column on this blog.

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

See you then!






Happy Memorial Day!

Welcome back to my blog!

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

 Here is a picture for us to color.  Have fun!

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

Please come back next week when we’ll talk more about ballet.

See you then!



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Let’s Practice the Changement


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step, changement.

The word “changement” meand a “change of the feet”.


Vance’s Fantastic Ballet Dictionary defines the changement this way,


“A jump, straight up, starting from fifth position with one foot in front and landing in fifth position with the other foot in front.”


Below is a picture of a dancer doing a changement:



Maybe this video will make the step more understandable.  Click on the link to see the video:




Now you try it.  Don’t step on  your toes!


I’m going to go practice the changement.  When I’m finished, I’m going to color the picture below.

Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you.


 I know you remembered to say “please” and “thank you”.


Two links with information for mom and dad: 





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I hope you’ll come back next week when we will learn a new ballet step. 

See you then.