Ballet Steps

How To : Do beginning ballet steps

Eileen O'Brien, expert dance instructor, will demonstrate a variety of beginning ballet steps and positions. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do beginning ballet steps. Do beginning ballet steps - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do beginning ballet st ...more

How To : Do the side glide or "glissade" ballet dance step

Learn how to do a glissade with help from this free ballet lesson. Sometimes known as a side glide, this is a classic ballet move and is performed by sliding from first position into a demi-plie in second position and back to first position. Understand the steps that go into a ...more

How To : Sew ribbons onto ballet pointe shoes

When a girl gets her pointe shoes, it signifies a graduation - A step up in the ballet world. The only problem with picking up your first pair of pointe shoes from a store, is that they don't come with the ribbons sewn on! Learn how to sew your own ribbons on your pointe shoes ...more

How To : Appreciate the ballet

Got ballet tickets? Learn to appreciate and enjoy the performance with these steps. You Will Need * A ticket to a ballet performance * Internet access * A book on ballet (optional) * Binoculars (optional) Step 1 Prepare for the performance by learning about the ballet you wil ...more

How To : Perform easy dance steps for kids

Learn a few easy dance steps to teach young aspiring ballerinas including the tombe, pas de bourree, pirouettes and releves. In this video, choreograph a simple ballet routine for children with help from an expert: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Stor ...more

How To : Do Jive dance steps

Want to learn how to do the jive? Jive dance steps consist of triple steps and rock back steps while always keeping your body weight on the balls of your feet. Practice your jive dance steps with guidance from a pro: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess St ...more

How To : Do the two-step

Do the two-step! This technique requires a pattern of slow, slow, quick, quick, then repeat. Start dancing your way to two-step perfection with the help of an expert: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more ballet from ...more

How To : Perform the 6 o'clock in ballet

In order to perform a perfect six o'clock, you will need to, first, begin by increasing your strength and flexibility. Partner stretches may be beneficial to you, in order to increase your flexibility. This will be of additional benefit to you, if you've pushed yourself as far ...more

How To : Do the kick ball change hip-hop dance step

The kick ball change is a step found in almost all forms of dancing, from ballet to tap to hip-hop. A kick ball change consists of three kicksteps and a ball change. That is, you kick your foot once and step forward, putting your foot down. Kick with the other foot and step yo ...more

How To : Dance your ass off

Why sweat through a boring exercise routine when you can achieve the same results while having fun? You Will Need * Dance classes or DVDs * Space to dance at home * A partner (optional) Step 1 Sign up for Zumba, a fitness class that combines moves from salsa, samba, merengue, ...more

How To : Do a center floor ballet routine

In this video, learn how to take exercises from the barre and take them to the center floor. Ballet dancing incorporates several positions and steps that combine to make interesting choreography. Learn a ballet routine from an expert: Lynda DeChane-Audette is the founding arti ...more

How To : Perform baroque dance

Learn a few of the essential Baroque dance steps, originated in the court of King Louis XIV as theatrical entertainment. Later, Baroque developed into both ballroom dancing and classical ballet dancing. Quick a quick and free lesson from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroo ...more

How To : Make the cheerleading squad

Got school spirit? The cheerleading squad's the perfect place for you. Here's how to make the team. Step 1 Start getting in shape – cheering is a real sport. If you want to make the squad you’ll have to condition your body for a full season of jumping, tumbling, and running. ...more

How To : Perform the Tendu for pointe work in ballet

The Tendu is one of the fundamental steps of classical dance. If performed correctly, Tendu can be a fantastic exercise for strengthening your feet and lower legs. This little video will give you some tips on how to perfect your Tendu.

How To : Do the Switch Firebird leap in ballet

In this video, we learn how to do the switch firebird. Start with a chasse on the left foot, taking three steps. From there, take one more step with the right foot, then brush the left foot forward. Take a nice big plea in the right leg, then brush it back and jump off the gro ...more

How To : Do an Arabesque in ballet

In this video, we learn how to do an arabesque. First, step on the right foot stepping from the right leg, then stand flat. As soon as the left leg leaves the ground, the toe points and the leg straightens. You will lift the back leg as high as you can before the chest moves f ...more

How To : Do a sacred belly dance called Ayub

Who knew you could ward off evil spirits with belly dancing? In this free lesson, learn how to do the Ayub dance, also known as the Zaar, which is a scared belly dance that is supposed to repel evilness and bad energy. Learn the rhythm and steps to the Ayub dance with help fro ...more

How To : Become a great belly dancer

Do you aspire to not just be good, but great? In this video, get tips on how to become a great belly dancer through not only mastering the physical techniques and steps of the dance, but also transmitting positive energy to your fellow dancers and audience. Learn how to become ...more

How To : Teach the pas de chat ballet move to 3-4 year olds

If you want to teach your small children how to dance ballet, then this how to video is the place to start. In this lesson, North Dakota Ballet Company's Mary Noel shows you a fun way to teach young students how to do a pas de chat. The pas de chat means "step over the cat" in ...more

How To : Make your own ballet style tutu

Tutus are not just for ballerinas anymore! Anyone who feels like twirling, dancing or just running around with a little extra poof can wear one! Follow this tutorial and make a tutu for yourself, your daughter or anyone else looking for a little fluff! You Will Need • Measuri ...more

How To : Continue with intermediate ballet

In this dance instruction video series, build on that sturdy tradition by learning some advanced steps and moves. Part 1 of 11 - How to Continue with intermediate ballet. Continue with intermediate ballet - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com C ...more

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