by eHow / Eileen O'Brien
Video Lecture 1 of 15
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Date Added: July 2, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Ballet Instructor, Eileen O'Brien, teaches how to do a plie ballet position for ballet dancing beginners.

Video Transcript: "Hi I'm Eileen O'Brien for Expert Village in Suncoast Dance Academy and we are here to demonstrate for beginner ballet or basic plie position in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Demonstrating for me is Julienne Stevens one of our expert teaches she is standing in her preparation position in 1st position heels together toes turned out. Standing up nice and tall, she is going to do a preparation movement with the arms before beginning your 1st plie and your 1st plies is demi-plié which is half of a plie. Knees goes out over the toes and then the leg straightens and then grand plie where the heels comes off the floor, knees over the toes, heels lower before the legs straightens. Beautiful! She is progressing to 2nd position with the feet apart again demi-plié, knees over the toes, body is still up right and her arm is following the position going on plie on second position where the heels still stay on the floor and that is the only position where that is true. 3rd position demi-plié and demi-plié, grand plie again heels comes off the floor, heels lower before the legs straighten and the arms follows. Beautiful job by Julienne and that concludes our first clip."


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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