Barre And Center Ballet Class.

Hello everyone! Today I am going to be sharing with you what my ballet classes consist of for anyone interested in seeing some of the things I do in class.

So we first start every class with therapeutic. Therapeutic is essentially a 5 minute quick warm up to get all the muscles warmed up before we continue with barre work. We do a variety of stretches to stretch all our muscles out and get the blood flowing around the body.

After therapeutic we do barre work. Our barre work consists of:

  • Pliés  
  • Tendus
  • Glissades 
  • Frappés
  • Développés 
  • Grand Battements

These exercises are like the main foundation and we include lots of different things in each combination. After we have done barre work we do our own stretches for about 5 minutes then move into the center.

Then in the center we do:

  • Adagio. This is a combination of slow movements.They consist of Développés, promenades, arabesques etc.
  • Pirouettes: This combination involves pirouettes (en dehors & en dedans),  pas de valse, pas de bourrée, balancé, pique turns, lame ducks etc. 
  • Petit Allegro: This is a combination of small jumps like Glissade, jeté, coupé, pas de chat, pas de bourrée etc.
  • Grand Allegro: This is a combination of big jumps like grand jeté, Glissade, tour jetés etc. 

So as you can see this is just the basis of the things we do as I wouldn’t be able to write every single detail in just one post! I also have pointe work so if you would like of a pointe work based blog post let me know! But I hope you enjoyed having an insite on some of the things I do in class. Thank you very much for reading 🙂

Charlotte Norris Xx


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