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Excerpts — Beginning Ballet With Web Resource

Learn the structure and distinct parts of ballet class

Today’s ballet class structure evolved through history absorbing traditions, movement practices, and dance science.

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The importance of becoming proficient in ballets several languages

Ballet uses several languages with which you must become proficient.

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Performing a Second Port de Bras and the movement principle for ballet

To perform a second port de bras, begin in preparatory position, or fifth position en bas.

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Learning barre exercises in beginning ballet class

The barre exercises presented in this chapter follow the order in which they are performed in the traditional ballet barre.

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