Classic Classes 3: Slow Intermediate Class
Classic Classes 3: Slow
Intermediate Class



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This will be one of your favorite classes because it's got all the "Finis" things that teachers and students want, and it’s simple enough for Adult beginners as well as your advanced beginners ready to move up. At the barre, Finis presents and explains each exercise, and while the unearthly Noriko demonstrates, Finis stands by and coaches. In center floor, Finis shows and breaks down each exercise, Noriko demonstrates, Finis analyzes and corrects, Noriko repeats, and, when necessary, Finis gives further pointers. A real plus to this video is seeing Noriko float across the floor with utter serenity and movements that flow like silk. She really casts a spell on you. The class begins with Finis's famous floor stretches, and then proceeds to a simply constructed barre that stretches and strengthens. In the center, Finis has designed the class to develop movement skills in different tempi as you dance your way across the floor. All exercises travel, turn, and constantly change legs and positions: from tendu and pirouettes to adagio to jumps that include assemblé, sissone ouverte to arabesque, and grand jeté. You're going to learn a lot from this class!


1. Floor stretches
2. Pliés
3. Battement tendu in 1st position facing the barre
4. Battement tendu in 1st position with stretches
5. Battement tendu in 5th position with stretches & balance
6. Battement tendu dégagé in 5th position with balance
7. Working the foot and stretching the body
8. Rond de jambe on the floor, in the air, with stretches
9. Fondu & Frappé
10. Grand battement
Center 1. Waltz, pirouette en dehors
Center 2. Traveling adagio with piqué arabesque
Center 3. Waltz, piqué arabesque, fondu relevé, pirouette en dedans
Center 4. Arabesque turn, changements
Center 5. Drill, pas de bourrée
Center 6. Assemblé, jumping pas de bourrées, chaînés
Center 7. Assemblé, sissone, jumping pas de bourrées, grand jeté
Center 8. Révérence


Music for Intermediate Ballet Class
Music for 24 Center Exercises
Classic Classes DVDs Package

ALL REGIONS DVD 75 minutes. Floor stretches, 9 barre, 8 center exercises. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Noriko Naraoka. Music by Scott Killian: Music for Intermediate Class, and Webster Smith: Music for 24 Center Exercises

CAUTION: For demonstration purposes, Finis Jhung uses a professional dancer whose capabilities are well beyond those of most viewers. Do not attempt to perform these or any exercises without first consulting your physician about whether the exercises are right for you, and whether you are capable of doing them without trained supervision. The producers, distributors and creators of the program are not responsible for injuries resulting from any viewer's use of it.


“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 want you to know how much my students and I have enjoyed your videos and CD's. I Love your relaxed way and interesting approach to body placement. I so enjoy the floor work at the beginning of the video." - Barbara Hyland Janisaitis, Teacher, Daytona Beach, FL

"I really enjoy the Classic Classes DVDs since I need to follow a structured class. My schedule does not permit me to make the local ballet classes, which is why your DVDs are so valuable to me. Someone like me can take class from you, Finis Jhung, everyday! What joy and happiness you bring to my heart and spirit." - Sandra Chiodo, Pittsburgh, PA