Dance Along Lesson, April 2018:

This month we utilise ‘ballet building blocks’ to learn and improve allegro steps.  The children improved rapidly by breaking down the steps into their smaller parts before performing them in full.  To complete the lesson we create a very enjoyable enchainment of steps.

Practise this lesson 2 or 3 times per week (or more!)  A new lesson will be published in May 2018.

 

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

March 2018

February 2018

December 2017

November 2017

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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