Fun with Ballet
With this book, the aspiring ballerina can lay a groundwork for starting her study of ballet technique. These first exercises will be used by her throughout her career- they are not routines to be learned and left behind as she progresses.
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First Position 10 Grand Battement
Fourth Position 16 Port de Bras
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ankle arches arms curved low back to fifth backward baht-MAw balance ballerina ballet dancing ballet shoes barre in fifth Battement tendu bending the knee body straight bourree classical ballet dancer Demi demi-plie exercise Face the barre fifth position back firmly pointed frappe FRONT Stand glissade grand battement grand plie harre hips keep your body keep your knees keep your shoulders Keep your weight kicks knee well turned leave the floor left foot front left leg leg moving leg turned movement never bend photograph picture shows plee-AY plies point forward practice Push your shoulders raise your leg Raise your right remains straight remember to keep Return slowly Return your foot right foot forward right foot front right leg seat muscles second position shoulder level shoulders pushed sidewise slide your foot slide your right slides back Stand in fifth step stomach muscles stretch forward supporting leg third position tightly toes turn-out develops