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Learn the plie in ballet

Nina Red

Professional ballerina

John Smith

Starter in ballet

Nick Black

The plie is a fundamental movement in ballet that involves bending the knees while keeping the heels on the ground. The term "plie" is derived from the French verb "plier," which means "to bend." The plie is used in a variety of ballet steps and is considered one of the basic building blocks of classical ballet technique.

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Learn the plie from the best 

You will learn how to develop, organize and implement the plie in his best form in ballet. Become the best in plie with this course and repeat your move over-and-over with this one-time purchase!

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Not everyone has the same level in ballet. The videos are therefore designed in such a way that everyone can easily learn ballet at the barre in their own time. From a beginner to a professional.

Everything you need to know about plie

Different styles of plie

In a standard plie, the dancer starts in a standing position with the legs parallel and the feet hip-width apart. They then bend their knees, lowering the body towards the ground while maintaining a straight back and keeping their weight over the balls of their feet. The plie can be performed in various positions, such as first, second, or fifth position, and can also be done on one leg or with a turned-out position.

Important movement

The plie is an important movement in ballet because it strengthens the legs, hips, and ankles, allowing dancers to perform more complex movements with greater ease and control. It also helps to develop balance and stability, as well as to increase flexibility and range of motion. Additionally, the plie helps to coordinate the body and develop proper alignment, which is essential for executing ballet movements with grace and precision.

Plie in performance

In a performance, the plie can be used for transitions, embellishments, or as a key element of a dance combination. When executed correctly, the plie can add fluidity and elegance to a dancer's movements, making it an essential part of a ballet performance.

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Meet the instructor

Andrew Greenwood

Andrew Greenwood has many years of experience in ballet. He's teaching the world's best and fine balletdancers. 
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