April Ballet Barre- Time to Spring

Time to Spring…. This is the time of year where we have more sunshine and more energy. Windows are open and we can breathe in the spring air. Bring that warmth, energy and spirit into the classroom. Students are beginning to focus on summer plans, what they will do after graduation and where dance fits in. This is not the time to to back off barre and technique but time to accelerate. Set yourself up for success this summer by putting in the work the next two months as a teacher and a dancer. Your summer ballerina body will thank you for it, and you will enter the warm months with a strong dance foundation and core wherever things leads you.

Warm Up – Track one Warm Up
Face barre in parrel first position plié and stretch and straighten. Plié and straighten flat back bend right foot left and move to second.
Second plié and stretch straighten, plié and straighten. Flat back stretch and turn to fourth left hand on the barre. Lunge turn to the barre in a lunge, facing the barre, turn fourth lunge facing the other direction feet together and roll up.
Pliés– Pliés 2 Track 3
Demi plié – 1,2,3,4,5,6
Demi plié- 2,2,3,4,5,6 ( port de bra arm up to high fifth)
Gran plié -3,2,3,4,5,6 – 4,2,3,4,5,6
Relevé – 5,2,3,4,5,6
Cambre forward -6,2,3,4,5,6
Cambre back -7,2,3,4,5,6
tendu to second cambre in and out 
repeat in fourth cambre back
and fiftth gran porte de bra 
Tendus– Tendus Track 4
Tendu Front four times – and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 
Back inside leg four tendus back and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8
Side 1 and 2 and 3 hold 5,6,7,8
At the end 4 side the second time. 
Dégagé– Tendus /Glisses Track 5
Front front – 1 and 2 
Back back – 3 and 4 
Front right Back Left – 5 and 6 
Side side – and 7 and 8 
Front Front – 1 and 2 
Back Front – 3 and 4 
Side and side – 5 and 6 
Sous sous – 7 and 8 
Frappé – Battements Frappé – Track 8 
Front front – and 1 and 2 
Double side double side – and 3 and 4 
Back back – 5 and 6 
Double side double side – and 7 and 8 
Double front double side double back double side – and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 
Front – and 1 
Side – and 2 
Back – and 3 
Side – and 4 
Front – and 5 
Side – and 6 
Beat Beat petit battment – and 7 and 8 Reverse 

Eleves– Demi Pointe at Barre – Track 12
Eleves in first – second – fifth 
Coupé right and left 
Rond de Jambe- Rond de jambe a terre -  Track 6
4 circles ronde de jambe a terre 
Ron de jambe en lair point stretch back lunge 
Lift to arabesque plié relevé plié releve 
Foutté to other side close lift back leg ponche over 
Lift gran port de bra all the way around 
Grand battement– Track 10 
Front Back
Front Back 
Front Back 
Side Side 
4 side sous sous 

Petit Allegro– petit batterie 2/4 – Track 30
Jeté Jeté Jeté Hop 
Jeté Jeté Jeté Hop 
Glissade Changement  
Glissade esblay 
Pas de bourree to fourth 
Double turn down

Traveling turns– Tour en Lair Track 28 
Piqué Piqué attitude turn
Piqué Piqué tambay pas de bourree fourth 
Triple turn
Turn inside turn 
Grand Allegro–Grand Allegro-  Track 27 
Arabesque Hop balance 
Arbesque Hope waltz turn 
Piqué turn piqué Arabesque chassé torjetay 
Slide pas de bourree leap leap 

Have an amazing Spring! Love Kelli

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