The anti-aging video that is fun to do and good for you. Stretch away aches and pains. Strengthen and protect your entire body. Regain your youthful vitality and feel better!
Ballet - 10 doable barre-free exercises for posture, balance, and strength
Plus - 5 slow floor stretches for flexibility and relaxation
Plus - 3 sitting "dances" for core and leg strength
Plus - 2 "kitchen sink" stretches for your lower back
Plus - 1 slow waltz to delight you
Plus - the fabulous music of Scott Killian
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1. Lie Down and Stretch Out
2. Sit Up and Work Out I
3. Sit Up and Work Out II
4. Sit Up and Work Out III
5. The Isometric Plié
6. Battement tendu, dégagé, à la seconde
7. Battement tendu devant, derrière
8. Rolling the foot, dégagé à la seconde
9. Battement dégagé devant, derrière, fondu, cambré
10. Battement tendu, plié in 5th, retiré, développé
11. Rond de jambe par terre, fondu, stretch
12. Temps lié en croix
13. Battement tendu, fondu attitude, stretch
14. Temps lié, grand port de bras, réverence
15. Kitchen Sink Stretch I
16. Kitchen Sink Stretch II
18. BONUS EXTRA: Interview with Sasha Dmochowski
Each exercise is explained and shown by Finis and then demonstrated in full while Finis observes and coaches. "Ballet Plus" is perfect for non-dancers of any age and body type as well as beginning ballet students. Be good to yourself. Enjoy a little bit of heaven on earth.
Music for Intermediate Ballet Class
New Ballet Music 4 - "All in 3/4"
New Ballet Music 12 - "Simply Grand"
The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: A Guidebook for Teachers & Students
FJ Book Companion DVDs Package
ALL REGIONS DVD 89 minutes. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Sasha Dmochowski. Music by Scott Killian: Music for Intermediate Ballet Class, New Ballet Music 4 - "All in 3/4," & New Ballet Music 12 - "Simply Grand"
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
"Your work on these DVD's is remarkable. I count on the no nonsense
corrections that you make w/ the student. I've been teaching ballet for
almost the last 30 years. My own training was excellent. However, it's
extremely refreshing to learn that good teaching still leads to sound ballet
technique. Thank you for the great insight." - Virginia Zellner, Studio D, Sherman, CT
"The Finis Jhung Technique has completely altered how I participate in dance movement. I am eager to retrace previous steps and learn what has been missing during all the years I have been involved with dance. So, the best move is to go back to the beginning and enjoy the journey from there." - Judith Chestnut, Erina, Australia
"Thank you for making Ballet Plus! It feels like you're right next to me as I move from one step to the next. Your heart and soul emanates from the DVD to my room. Furthermore you TEACH, not just "TELL" and you do it WELL!!! Thank you for teaching me how to do things correctly! I love it and I appreciate everything you do! You are the best!!! A++++" - Brenda Omer, Exercise Specialist, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Carnegie, PA
"I'd like to give you my perspective on your DVDs, which I regard as the most powerful learning tools available to today's ballet student.
Although I deeply appreciate the teacher's corrections in my weekly adult ballet class, I feel that I'm able to learn more when I work solo with your DVDs. The problem is that when I'm in class and watch the demonstrations of the barrework and center work, my inability to remember the movements still throws me into a low-key panic. Because of my poor memory, I need movement models to follow, so I still have to find a place at the barre between two more competent dancers. Since I'm following rather than initiating the movements, I end up feeling like a failure as the class moves on to the next exercise and the demonstration once again throws me into a low-key panic.
On your DVDs, each exercise is thoroughly previewed before being demonstrated, which helps address my learning limitations. What I find even better, though, is the rewind/replay option the DVDs provide. If I'm not happy with the quality of my movement, I can take as much time as I need to practice it, and to refine it. On the other hand, since there's no rewind/replay option in a live class, I rarely attain the satisfaction of a decent level of mastery. In short, your DVDs allow the luxury of self-pacing, which, for me at least, is the key to success." — Ian Jackson, developer of the Acousticoaching™ CDs for the ballet-inspired BreathPlay System -- the power behind Olympic medals, world records, and world championships. (www.BreathPlay.com)
"I'm proceeding very carefully and slowly in 'rehab-ing' my sprained ankle with your barre videos. The detailed way that you work the feet and our weight is having a really good effect on my foot. I am so grateful! After I do just those 5 exercises, my foot starts to feel more pliable and alive again. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ALL THESE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO US! With Gratitude," — Polly Bloomberg, Berkeley, California