43 Instructional DVDs
Finis Jhung teaches ballet the way it's done on stage by the world's best dancers. While studying these extraordinary dancers in performance, in the classroom, and on video, he discovered that they prepare for balances, turns, and jumps in ways not taught in the traditional ballet class. His instructional videos show you all the "secret" preparations which result in easy balances, space-eating movements, multiple turns, airy jumps, and new-found artistry.
In each video, Finis first presents and shows you how to do each exercise. It is then demonstrated by a professional dancer while he stands by and coaches. Center exercises are usually analyzed and repeated with revisions. The recurring theme in each video is to make sure each student knows how to dance on one leg and understands the mechanics of every movement. As you will read from the customer comments, Finis Jhung's videos are loaded with detailed instructions, and he spares no effort in explaining HOW to do everything.
The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: A Guide for Teachers & Students provides detailed notes on every exercise demonstrated in the first four DVDs of The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Series: Level 1 Barrework, Level 1 Centerwork, Level 2 Barrework, and Level 2 Centerwork. Also included are step-by-step notes on the six essential stretches and core-strengthening exercises from the DVD Ballet Plus, as well as first six exercises in both The Art of Teaching Turns DVD and The Art of Teaching Jumps DVD.
The book concentrates on the essentials for absolute and advanced beginners—of any age and body type—with an eye towards organic movement logic. Besides count-by-count instruction, Finis has fleshed out each exercise with time-tested point-by-point descriptions and in-depth analyses of exercises, which will enable you to turn mystery into mastery. Learn to spot trouble before it happens. Solve those nagging technical problems which plague even the most advanced students. Whether you order the book alone, or with its Companion DVDs and Music CDs, we are confident you will find the answers to your unanswered questions. For easy handling, the book is wire bound, folds in half, and lies flat.
12 Orchestrated Ballet Class Music CDs
Noted New York composer Scott Killian has created new music for today's ballet class that will take you and your students to new heights. All new, all original, all with extra long tracks. Take a listen - hearing is believing.
"Our students love to take classes with these new compositions - they have the fullness, and a rich quality that can be lacking in solo piano music."
— Logan and Sally Smith, Bon Air Dance & Pilates, Bon Air, VA
"I am the ballet teacher with the classical music thing. Well, I cannot begin to tell you how popular Scott Killian's orchestrated music has been with all the students. It is so beautiful for ballet, and works for both young students and us teachers, too! It is so inspiring!"
— Patti Bingham, Dance Department, SCAPA Bluegrass and Lafayette, Lexington, KY
5 Piano Ballet Class Music CDs
Bill Brown, Webster Smith, Scott Killian, Ron Musicus, and Anna Korab give you the true New York ballet class experience with their extraordinary musical gifts.
"This music is so inspiring. Every exercise is a lesson in expression and performance as well as personal technique. Thank you for caring for a dancer-teacher-student's emotional and artistic needs, as well as the technical aspects!"
— Robin Conrad Sturm, Northern Virginia Dance Academy, Asaph Dance Ensemble, Manassas, VA
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