A Demi-Plie is a half bend at the knees and should be done to two counts. It is the basis of everything you do in ballet. It is important to hold your back, shoulders and front straight. It is a good idea to face the barre when doing plies as this will aide in posturing. […]
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A slide with both legs bent either forward, backward or sideways and meeting in the air straightened. It can be done either in a gallop (like children pretending to ride a horse) or by pushing the first foot along the floor in a plié and springing into the air where both legs meet stretched. Alyssa […]
A lift of one leg forcefully into the air, controlling the leg as it lowers back down to the ground. The torso must remain straight and stretched. Alyssa Ness demonstrates a beautiful Battement for our post.
‘A’ is for Arabesque An arabesque is a long, graceful pose made by balancing on the supporting leg while extending the free leg behind.
Pointe work for students is an option when they have met important criteria in technique, age and core strength. Ideally students should have been training in classical ballet for a minimum of three years, taking a minimum of three classes a week, and be able to demonstrate the ability to releve’ with straight knees, step […]