Ballet Glossary

  • Ballet Glossary: Arabesque

    Posted January 24, 2018 by Ballet Beautiful

    All about arabesque! Learn what an arabesque is and how to make the most of this fundamental ballet step in your next dance class, performance or Ballet Beautiful workout: Arabesque is one of the classic positions in ballet, where the working leg is fully straight extending long behind the dancer...

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  • Ballet Glossary: Tendu

    Posted January 12, 2018 by admin

    After pliés, we tendu! Learn what a tendu means and how to use it in your next dance class or workout: Tendu means "tight or stretched." A tendu is one of the fundamental movements in ballet where the working leg is extended along the floor until only the tip of the...

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  • Ballet Glossary: Plié

    Posted January 12, 2018 by Ballet Beautiful

      Every ballet class begins with a plié. Here is our how-to guide on using your pliés to sculpt your Ballet Beautiful body. Plié means "bent, bending." In ballet, plié is a bending of the knees, usually performed in one of the six positions of the feet. Demi-plié is a...

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  • Ballet Positions 101

    Posted May 17, 2016 by admin

    Hi Ballet Beauties! Following up on our Ballet Terminology 101, we have a Ballet Positions Cheat Sheet for you! Since Ballet Beautiful’s newest exclusive online workout series, Ballet Basics, is inspired by the fundamental movements and positions of classical ballet, we thought these guides would help you visualize the movements and...

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