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

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Do You Know What a Retiré Is?

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to learn about the ballet step called “retiré”.

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

“A position in which the working foot is drawn up to the knee of the supporting leg. Also frequently (and incorrectly) called passé.”

I found a video of a ballet instructor teaching how to do a retiré.

Watch it a couple times and try to do what the student on the video is doing.

Please click on the link to see this video:

http://www.ehow.com/video_12250045_retire-step-ballet.html

After I practice the retiré, I’m going to color the ballet picture below.

Maybe you can, too but ask your mom or dad first.

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I hope you will come back next week when we’ll talk about more ballet steps.

See you then!

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

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Dance article for mom and dad:

http://classicalballetteacher.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/summer-intensive-handbook-on-sale/

Dance history books (ebooks) are available on my website.

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Let’s Review the Relevé

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.

It’s nice to see you.

Today we’re going to talk about the ballet step, relevé.

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

“A movement in which the heels are raised off the floor. The rise may be smooth or aided by a slight spring, depending on the school. A dancer in such a position is said to be ‘in relevé‘.”

Please check out the video in which a ballet teacher demonstrates this step.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2374573_do-releve-ballet-dancing.html

Ask your mom or dad if you can color the picture below when you’re finished practicing the relevé.

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It will need to be printed out so ask someone to help you and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”

I hope you’ll come back next week to learn more about ballet.  See you then.

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Informative article for mom and dad:

http://dance.about.com/od/youngdancers/p/Child_Dance.htm

Below are a couple books you might like to read:

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Let’s Practice Chaîné Turns

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Are you ready to try chaîné turns?

This is the definition from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:

“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.”

I hope so because here we go…

Click on the link below to go to a video showing how a chaîné turn should be done.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375971_do-ballet-chaines-turns.html

Be very careful when you practice this step so you don’t get dizzy or run into furniture!

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

Ask your mom or dad if you can too.

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You will have to print out the picture so ask your parents for help.

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

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

See you then!

xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are a couple books you might want to buy and read:

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Let’s Practice the Piqué

Millicent

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to review the ballet step called “piqué”.

Here is a definition of this ballet movement from Dance25.com:

“A movement in which the strongly pointed toe of the lifted and extended leg sharply lowers to hit the floor then immediately rebounds upward.”

This is how the movement develops…

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To help you understand how to do this step crossing the floor, below is a short video of a young dancer demonstrating this step.

Please click on the link below to open the video:

http://www.ehow.com/video_2375970_do-pique-ballet-movement.html

After I practice this step a few times, I’m going to color the picture below.

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

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

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

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xoxoxo,

MilliMouse

Below are a couple books for you to read by yourself or with your parents:

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My blog is sponsored by the Healing Tai Chi Store.

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More Ballet Steps to Review and Practice

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

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

I found a video that I think we can use to review and practice more ballet steps.  Please click on the link below to view the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvPFR9cYtg8

After you practice the steps shown in this video, maybe your mom or dad will run off the picture for you so you can color it.

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

You can get my blog in y our email inbox every week if you’d like.  Ask your mom or dad to help you fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  Then, you’ll never miss a post!

I hope you’ll come back next week to learn new ballet steps with me.

See you then.

Below are links to some books I think you might like.  You can get them from Barnes and Noble or from Amazon for your e-reader, PC or Mac.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/maria-la-magica?store=ebook&keyword=maria+la+magica

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