In this video lesson, Ballet Instructor, Eileen O'Brien, teaches how to do a glissade in ballet, for ballet dancing beginners.
Video Transcript: "Hi I'm Eileen O'Brien for Expert Village in Suncoast Dance Academy in this clip we will be demonstrating glissade a sideways movement in our beginner ballet. Demonstrating for me today is Jolene Stevens she's starting in a first position, heels together, toes turned out and she's doing a plié and the right leg extends and she glides. The movement is suppose to mimic that of a person gliding on ice or gliding across the ice, Jolene is doing first position now she will show us the same step in third position. Closing in third position again gliding and gliding and back, beautiful and now she's going to do a glissade combination called glissade sanja. Alternating the changing from front to back and again lots of plié and glide and glide, that was beautiful Jolene and that concludes our glissade."
In this course, Ballet Instructor Eileen O'Brien gives 15 easy video lessons on how to do Beginning Ballet Steps. Learn how to do beginning ballet dancing steps and positions with expert tips in this free ballet lesson video series. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Plie, Battement Tendus, Battement Degage, Rand De Jambre, Frappe, Ballet Stretches, Grande Battement, Ballet Chasse, Ballet Glissade, Pique, Jumps, Reverence Ballet Movements and many more.