Ballet Dance Expressions

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Introduction

Begging. Tracy Wicklund

Ballet dancers tell stories by using different facial expressions. Instead of using words, ballet dancers use their bodies and movement to express themselves. The following facial expressions will help tell the audience what you are feeling when you are dancing. By practicing different positions of your head, eyes, and mouth, you can learn to convey your feelings to the audience.

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Scared

Scared. Tracy Wicklund

To look scared or afraid, you can open your mouth and eyes widely and place your hands on your face.

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Angry

Angry. Tracy Wicklund

To appear angry or mad, you can purse your lips together and squint your eyes to make a grimace look.

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Shy

Shy. Tracy Wicklund

To appear shy, you can lay your head on one shoulder, widen your eyes, and slightly smile.

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Sad

Sad. Tracy Wicklund

To appear sad, you can expose your bottom lip, opens your eyes widely, and draw the corners of your mouth downward.

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Happy

Happy. Tracy Wicklund

To appear happy or excited, you can smile widely as if you were laughing.

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