Ballet: A Student Post by Emily & Claire for Mr. Mannell

This is a student post by Emily and Claire for Mr. Mannell (and a short video for all of our readers!)

You can visit Mr. Mannell’s site, Extended Comments for Students, by clicking here. 🙂


We are so thankful for the video you sent us! The student performers did a great job! We can tell they had practiced.
The costumes were magnificent. We loved the way they portrayed their characters. We noticed their feet were pointed and this showed their marvelous technique. We liked how they expressed their character. This interpretation seemed less traditional and formal than other ballets we’ve seen. It made the story more unique and interesting. We also have to applaud the choreographer for being able to pull it all together in a beautiful production.


As part of our thank you, we would like to share a little bit of ballet foundation with our readers. Please enjoy our short video of ballet’s basic feet technique.


What did you think of how we explained the basic feet positions?

Could you share a story about dancing with us?

Do you have any questions about ballet?