Dance Along Lesson, November 2017:

In this lesson I work with Lily to identify the most important muscle groups which are hard at work when dancing.  We discuss 5 different muscles, then experiment with different movements which incorporate them. We then apply this new knowledge to the beautiful class work covered in the October lesson. Lily improved so much, I hope you do too!

Practise this lesson 2 or 3 times per week (or more!)  A new lesson will be published in December 2017.

 

Essential Ballet Basics Glossary:

The tutorials compliment the Dance Along Classes.  They explain the 'why' and 'how' of ballet steps.

Warming-up

Positions of the feet

 

Ballet Barre:

Introduction

Rise & releve

Grands battement

 

Centre:

Body alignment

Pose

Retire skips

 

Turning:

Introduction

Demi detourne

 

Jumping:

Introduction

Changement

Assemble

 

Reverence:

Curtsey/bow

 

Lesson Archive

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

June 2017

Mat 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016:

May 2016:

April 2016:

March 2016:

February 2016:

January 2016:

Posture & placement

Positions of the arms

 

Plie

Battement tendu

 

Transfer of weight

Classical walks

Galops

 

Spotting

 
 

Saute

Petit jetes

Skips entournant

Turn-out

Sur-le-cou-de-pied

 

Demi-pointes

Battement fondu

 

Port de bras

Couru

Running waltz

 

Couru entournant

 
 

Soubresaut

Temps leve

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