Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
Ballet Barre for the Adult
Absolute Beginner



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Here is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of ballet dancing for those who have never studied ballet or haven’t danced since childhood—a “Do-Along” video you can actually follow and do. Get in touch with your body and your senses while learning how to do the basic movements that are the essence of ballet dancing. Each exercise is first shown and explained in detail by Finis Jhung, and then it is demonstrated by a student while Finis stands by and coaches. Get ready to make an intense inner journey with beautiful music and movement that can transform your body and your soul.


Play the video in 3 modes: Full Class, Individual Exercises, or Workout Mode where you can play the video without instruction


1. Stretches
2. Posture
3. Turnout, demi-plié, relevé balance
4. Almost-isometric grand plié, relevé balance
5. Almost-isometric grand plié, side-view (off the barre)
6. Shaping the arms and hands: port de bras
7. Bend the body with port de bras
8. Pointe tendu
9. Pointe tendu (off the barre)
10. Tendu-dégagé to the side, bend the body, relevé balance, spot
11. Tendu-dégagé to the front & back, relevé balance, spot
12. Rond de jambe par terre
13. Rond de jambe par terre (off the barre)
14. Bend the body, port de bras (off the barre)
15. Pointe tendu, demi-plié in fifth position, relevé balance, spot
16. Battement fondu
17. Dégagé side, relevé balance
18. Battement fondu relevé
BONUS: Floor Stretch


New Ballet Music 9 “In the Moment”
New Ballet Music 4 “All in 3/4”

ALL LEVELS. ALL REGIONS DVD. 105 minutes. Taught by Finis Jhung.Demonstrated by Sachiko Kanai. CD Music by Scott Killian: New Ballet Music 9 “In the Moment” and New Ballet Music 4 “All in 3/4”

Customer Comments.

“I wanted to let you know that 4 of my students were chosen to dance with the Moscow Ballet Company when they performed The Nutcracker in Gillette, WY. The master ballet director, Olga, chose my students out of hundreds of children who auditioned because of their technique. Their technique is outstanding because I teach them what I have learned from you in your videos. The ‘how and the why’ makes all the difference in the world. Thank you again for sharing your ‘pearls of wisdom’ so we are better ballet instructors for our students. You are so gracious in your corrections. The words you choose and your tone of voice are very soothing and uplifting to the student— ‘you are the student, I know you can do this, and I’m going to show you how.’ I love way you break the movement into physics. I can correct someone, let them practice, and before they go home they have conquered their biggest fear such as turns. They get it!
— Lori Bickford, RNC, BSN, MS
Director of Services, Weston County Public Health, Newcastle, WY

“I have practiced along with your DVD for the Adult Absolute Beginner, and I enjoy that all of the steps are broken down and explained and that the pace is one that I can keep up with. Please tell me the next DVD that you recommend. Thank you very much for a high quality product.”
— Sylvia Lausted, Social Worker, Spokane, WA

“I have often spoken to adults who gave up dancing long ago and miss it and now here is the perfect class for them to reconnect to this wonderful art form. The clear instructions, the lovely music and the beautiful demonstrations come together in this well considered class to make learning to dance enjoyable for even the most hesitant beginner. Confidence is built from one exercise to the next until the point is reached where the magic of dance actually begins and then everything flows from there.”
— Judith Chestnut, Erina, NSW, Australia