2 Tips for Teachers | Moving Steps

Tip #1
For children ages 5 to 8, start the class with moving steps, before they stand still for demi-plié or tendu. Suitable steps would be gallops, runs on a high demi-pointe, and what I call “picked-up runs,” which are running movements in which the raised knee bends and the foot is lifted behind the body.

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2 Tips for Teachers | Pirouettes

It is important for young children to practice the head movement, and to spot, before starting to learn pirouettes. Here is a useful way to achieve this:

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Two Tips for Teachers

To get the correct placement of the fingers, place a pencil under the dancer’s first (pointer) and ring fingers so that it passes over the middle finger. Make holding the pencil without dropping it a game.

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2 Tips for Teachers

To explain turnout of the leg raised in front: The dancer sits on the floor with legs extended in front, parallel to each other. The hands are on the floor, slightly behind the line of the shoulders.

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