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Ballet Glossary

  • Ballet Glossary: Pirouette & Passé

    Posted August 31, 2020 by Ballet Beautiful

    Hi Beauties! New to the #BBglossary- Pirouette & Passe! Our ballet glossary walks you through the technical how-to's of performing foundational dance steps, for your next dance class or Ballet Beautiful workout! Join Founder Mary Helen Bowers in this visual description of a Pirouette & Passé! Spin into a fun...

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  • Ballet Glossary: Dégagé

    Posted May 8, 2018 by Ballet Beautiful

    Every ballet class begins with pliés followed by tendus and then dégagés. While a tendu keeps the toe on the floor, a dégagé takes this fundamental movement one step further by extending the leg up and out as the toe brushes off the floor and the leg lifts into the air. Dégagés...

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  • Ballet Glossary: Attitude

    Posted March 28, 2018 by Ballet Beautiful

    Perfect your Attitude! Learn what an attitude is and how to make the most out of this fundamental ballet step for your next Ballet Beautiful workout or ballet class! Attitude is a classical ballet position where the working leg is lifted in the air to the front (devant), side (a...

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  • Ballet Glossary: Positions of the Feet

    Posted February 28, 2018 by Ballet Beautiful

    Brush up on your Ballet Vocabulary with Mary Helen! Master the five basic positions of the feet for your next ballet class or Ballet Beautiful Workout: First position: The toes are turned out and the heels touch each other. Second position: The heels are separated about hip width apart and...

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