The Thinking Dancer: Working at the Barre Levels 2 & Up - Basic Ballet 8
The Thinking Dancer:
Working at the Barre
Levels 2 & Up - Basic
Ballet 8

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DESCRIPTION

Take it, teach it, or simply watch it—viewers say this video is mesmerizing. It's the barre to end all barres. In detail, Finis answers all the questions teachers and students has asked for years: what is the dancer's relationship with the barre; what are the exercises supposed to accomplish; what muscles do you use and when; how do you breathe; what about "pull-up;" how do you keep from "tensing up;" what should you be thinking during each exercise? Learn new, effective ways to do traditional exercises. Geared towards today's dancer, who must perform a variety of dancing styles, this barre is unique in structure, the order of exercises, and the choice of movements, tempi, and dynamics.

EXERCISES

1. Warm-up stretches facing the barre
2. Pliés in 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th positions with stretches
3. Battement tendu in 1st position, facing the barre
4. Battement tendu in 1st position, with stretches
5. Battement tendu in 5th position, with stretch & balance
6. Battement tendu and dégagé in 5th position, with balance
7. Foot pushes, dégagés, pas de chevals in 1st position
8. Rond de jambe par terre, en l’air, with stretches
9. Adagio for stretch & balance
10. Battement frappé
11. Battement fondu
12. Petit battement sur le cou-de-pied
13. Grand battement

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CUSTOMER COMMENTS

"Mr. Jhung's work is comparable to Vaganova meeting the space age: relaxed stretches, yogic postures, modern dance movements, his own innovative approach, and strictly classical, traditional ballet technique are joined together in a workout which is at once simple and highly exacting. The attention to details and brilliance in innovative concepts is staggering." - Lesandre Ayrey, The Way of Dance, Coarsegold, CA

"Finis is a teacher's teacher; his methods should be required education for serious ballet teachers schooled in conventional ways. Just watching Finis demonstrate is an education in itself - he makes the link between technique and artistry so clear and accessible." - Patty Neivert, Patty Neivert School of Dance, Westminster, MD