Ms. Kathleen's Favorite Ballet

Video of the Day

What are you watching? 

Here is my favorite ballet video today... 

"Extra credit":

 

 

Watch and Listen to Yulia Stepanova as she talks about the role of Raymonda and dances the variation from Act III

 

Extra, Extra Credit?  Watch the FULL LENGTH Raymonda!

Also if you are on Instagram- Follow some dancers like @skylarbrandt, @isabellaboylston, #thecindiesballetclass, @patricia_zhou, @tilerpeck, @blochdanceusa, and many more who are filming live classes from their home and living rooms! Or Youtube search "Royal Ballet World Ballet Day" for extra classes to follow along to!

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Ballet Activities

Click here for printouts of your favorite coloring , word search, vocabulary games! 

15+ pages of various fun ballet activities to do at home.

Print all the pages or choose the appropriate

sheets for your dancer's age.

There is something for everyone!

(1st page for youngest ages /last page for older ages)

 

 

DAILY

dID yoU KNOW?

WHAT IS CHARACTER DANCE?

The answer is: Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance.

Interesting Information:

  • Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater.

  • Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire. A good example of character dance within ballet is the series of national dances which take place at the beginning of Act II of Swan Lake. The ballet Don Quixote also features many character variations based on traditional Spanish dances.  Raymonda is set in Hungary and utilizes stylized arms and steps from Hugarian-style dances.

  • Popular character dance adaptations for ballet also include the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain: csárdás, mazurka, tarantella, flamenco, etc.

WHAT IS CABRIOLE?

 

 

 
The answer is: "Caper"
a jump in which one leg is extended in midair and the other beats against first leg

 

Interesting Information:

  • A cabriole can also be done as a double cabriole where the beating happens twice in the air before landing. A double cabriole is usually done by men in classical ballet.

  • Cabrioles can also be done consecutivey in character dance.

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