Whether they are leaping, twirling or gliding, accomplished ballet dancers at our Austin dance academy make their graceful moves look easy. When our little dancers perform, you might wonder just how difficult some of those moves are. But you probably don’t focus on just one turn or twirl, you are just amazed by the magic of it all and not stuck on the details. It is in the details, the basic ballet movements, that ballet dancers must practice for years before achieving an aura of effortless beauty.
Ballet terms have been passed down over the centuries. These terms form the language that is ballet. Here is a sample of some of the most common ballet terms.