Ballet Stretches 
Ballet Stretches
by eHow / Eileen O'Brien
Video Lecture 8 of 15
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Views: 9,250
Date Added: July 2, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Ballet Instructor, Eileen O'Brien, teaches how to do ballet stretches 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 stretches at the bar for our ballet class. Demonstrating for me is Jolene Stevens she's starting off with here feet in first position heels together, toes apart. She's doing a beautiful Pas de deux to get her leg up to the bar notice that she's standing nice and square, her hips are square she's doing two Développé and then stretching so that her nose goes to the knee. Beautiful and then come right up and she's breathing in and out as she's doing these stretches. As she does her pleas note that her knee is going over her toes and pleas are always should, she's going to turn do a side stretch hips are square, shoulders are square and she's stretching a nice lateral stretch. Stretches the sides and two demi-plié again the right leg that's on the bar is turned out and the toes are pointed and stretching away from the bar. And the leg comes back to passé, that was beautiful Jolene and thats our bar stretches."


Course Index

Course Description

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.


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