At DanceFIT, we give all our dancers a position worksheet each week. Our dancers are creative, artistic and love to color, but as dance professionals we also know how important visuals and repetition are for young children. When you begin learning ballet, one of the first things you will learn is the five basic ballet positions, normally referred to as positions one through five. They are important because every basic move in ballet begins and ends in one of the five positions --- and are referred to regardless of level.
This week we launch the start of our Winter session (still a couple of spots left in Natick & Brookline!) and begin with first position.
Although we begin teaching our toddlers to put their heels together like a piece of pizza, this position goes way beyond that.
This week we review how to improve our first positions! See our notes and brainstorm below! Thank you to my Tuesday dancers who helped with this exercise.
I hope you enjoy coloring this and practicing with your dancer this week!
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!