Ballet – Some of my Answers on Quora

Ballet – Some of my Answers on Quora

What is the most difficult thing to do in ballet?

For beginners, I think it is the basic posture. It takes some years of practise to achieve it. This means a good extention of the whole body as well as the legs, turnout from the hips, realaxed arms and shoulders etc. And to understand that all the movement starts from the centre. A good basic posture helps with all the other difficulties. I mean all.
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The French Ballet Terms and How to Pronounce Them?

The French Ballet Terms and How to Pronounce Them?

I made a video about the French ballet terms used in my book Ballet for Everybody – the Basics of Ballet for Beginners of All Ages”. The illustrations in the video are from the book, but they are by no means meant as instructions – to learn ballet you have to have the book. Here they serve as a memory help. The only purpose of this video is to help people to learn the French terms.
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Ballet for Everybody

Heli Santavuori:

Ballet for Everybody
– The Basics of Ballet for Beginners of All Ages

ISBN 978-951-568-044-0
Paperback
120 pages

Find the book

Here are some exerpts from the book:


The Back Cover:


Can you study ballet with the help of a book?

Yes you can – if you have the right book!

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Human Path – Debating Encyclopedia

Human Path – Debating Encyclopedia

I am a member of the initiator’s group in this wonderful project.

The Debating Encyclopedia (DE) differs radically from all traditional encyclopedias so far – including Wikipedia. It enables productive exchange of opinions on controversial issues that raise strong passions.

The basic idea of the encyclopedia is simple:
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