Learn Ballet

Ballet – Basic Level

For ballet, we start with the very basics–the positions and basic moves. The tutorial below shows this extensively. For almost 30 minutes, you will learn the very foundation of one of the most beautiful dance forms in the world.

The next video is by a prominent ballet teaching studio and group, “Align Ballet Method Los Angeles.” Watch as they teach you basic ballet moves, from demi plie to sous sous. Indulge yourself in these fancy French terms. Magnifique!

Here are 10 ballet terms that are absolutely essential to understand what your instructor (if you have one) is saying when she’s choreographing your dance. Or you can murmur them to yourself as you dance to a tune. The following terms are: Retire, Passe, Attitude, Developpe, Fondu, Arabesque, Grand Battement, Petit Battement, Pas de Cheval, and Pas de Bourree.


Ballet – Intermediate Level

The video below is a great intermediate ballet level class by Nicole Romine. This class is done on pointe shoes.

Note: Please, please do not dance ballet in pointe shoes without the recommendation of a professional teacher. This could lead to serious injuries and accidents.


Ballet – Advanced Level

This class is taught by the legendary Jessica Lawrence–a seasoned ballerina with various Academic degrees related to dance from prestigious universities. This class is done with pointe shoes.

Note: Please, please do not dance ballet in pointe shoes without the recommendation of a professional teacher. This could lead to serious injuries and accidents.