Day 10: Ballet Lessons from Bunheads
In BUNHEADS, Hannah makes friends with a girl, Meg, who "doesn't know a piqué from a bourrée"--and she is just fine with that. But, thanks to Sophie Flack, we'll at least know what a piqué is because that is the subject of our Day Ten Ballet Lesson.
Fun Fact: About.com says that the reason that many of the terms and steps in ballet come from the French language is because King Louis XIV of France loved ballet, and he established the first official school of ballet, known today as the Paris Opera Ballet. The names of the steps created by King Louis are still used today.
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Piqué [pee-KAY]: Meaning prick or pricking, you piqué by stepping directly on the toe of whichever foot you’re working with.
Ballet Lessons in Review:
- Day 1: Feet Positions
- Day 2: Arm Positions
- Day 3: Arabesque
- Day 4: Attitude
- Day 5: Châinés Turns
- Day 6: Fondu
- Day 7: Jeté
- Day 8: Pas de Chat
- Day 9: Pirouette