Baird Ballet
Baird Ballet

Classical Ballet

Ballet is a traditional form of performance and concert dance that is usually performed to the accompaniment of classical music. Of all the styles of dance offered at

Baird Ballet is perhaps the most challenging. Students require a lot of training and a certain amount of natural talent in order to become successful ballet dancers. By the same token, the results are all the more rewarding.

 

Five basic positions

All of the five basic positions require the feet to be flat on the floor and turned out (pointing in opposite directions as a result of rotating the legs at the hips).

First position

 
First position

The feet point in opposite directions, with heels touching.

Second position

 
Second position

The feet point in opposite directions, with heels spaced approximately twelve inches apart.

Third position

 
Third position

One foot is placed in front of the other so that the heel of the front foot is near the arch of the back foot. There are two third positions, depending on which foot is in front.

Fourth position

 
Open fourth position, with heels lined up, one directly in front of the other
 
Closed fourth position, with heel of each foot overlapping the toe of the other foot

There are two types of fourth position: open and closed. In both cases, one foot is placed approximately twelve inches in front of the other. In open fourth position the heels are aligned, while in closed fourth position the heel of the front foot is aligned with the toe of the back foot. There are two variations of each type of fourth position, determined by which foot is in front.

Fifth position

 
Fifth position

One foot is placed in front of, and in contact with the other, with the heel of one foot aligned with the toe of the other foot. There are two fifth positions, depending on which foot is in front.

        Fall Classes begin         September 5, 2017

2407 Garden Lakes Blvd

Rome, Ga.  30165

706-232-3659

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