I think it’s super important that ballet students, at any level, learn the proper terminology. In the effort to ingrain some basic positions and steps in my pre ballet class, I’ve made up a little song that we sing and dance together. To my delight, the song does the trick! I’ve even had several parents tell me their child has taught them the song and dance steps at home! Try it out in your class and let me know how it goes :)

 

Heels together

Toes apart

This is first position

 

Arms to the middle

And make them round

This is first position

 

Plié bend

And relevé rise

Let’s repeat it again!

 

Plié bend

And relevé rise

Tendu to second position

 

Legs are wide

To the side

This is second position

 

Arms are wide

To the side

This is second position

 

Plié bend

And relevé rise

Let’s repeat it again!

 

Plié bend

And relevé rise

And finish in first position!

 

Happy Dancing!

Alissa