10/17/21 Ballet Workshop


We started off our ballet workshop with introductions where we shared our names and favorite fruits. Then, Emily taught us the five basic ballet positions. Once we practiced a few times, we played Simon Says with the different ballet positions. Then, we learned how to do plies and relevés with a bar and put together a short routine with music. We did another routine with demis and grand plies. After that, we did some petit allegros, which are "small jumps."

Then, we watched a video of the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker and some different versions like the Bluebird Version. We compared the stepsister ballet from Cinderella to the Bluebird and Sugarplum dances. In the end, Sharisa gave us a pop quiz with some of the ballet vocab we learned.