Ballet Word Play
Developing Your Dance Language
by Dean Speer
One of my colleagues at Dance! West Seattle, Christin Torp, unleashed an interactive and delightfully fun game as an exercise to learn the language of ballet – our shared vocabulary – with our youth ballet classes.
The premise is simple – take the title of a famous movie, book, song, or saying, replacing one word or short phrase with a ballet word.
Give it a try – you’ll enjoy it!
Here is an example:
Here is what our classes came up with, by class level. I was very impressed with the results!
1. Dr. Sous-Sus
1. Hansel and the Gargouillade
What are some of the ones that you can come up with? Here are a couple more to get you started:
The 10 Commandments - The 10 __________
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