Finis Jhung Workshops

WORKSHOPS

Finis Jhung offers several workshops throughout the year. Details and registration information are below.

SOLD OUT! THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BALLET TECHNIQUE: TEACHER & ADULT STUDENT WORKSHOP

The Ailey Studios in New York City
August 9 & 10, 2014
Fee: $425
(International Customers, see below)
SOLD OUT!

The Workshop is SOLD-0UT. If you would like to be on the stand-by list in case someone can't make it, please e-mail Finis directly: finis@finisjhung.com.

Whether you're a teacher or an adult student with a passion to more about ballet technique, this 10-hour weekend workshop will turn Mystery into Mastery. Since 1972, Finis Jhung has been making ballet doable for dancers of all talents, ages and body types. His teaching technique is based on years of studying the world's best dancers in performance and on video and finding that these great artists prepare for balances, turns and jumps in ways not taught in the traditional ballet class. At this workshop, you will learn the "untaught" preparations which can make a world of difference for you and your students. Teach and do what really matters. Bring your dance clothes so you can take class. Feel free to sit and observe whenever you wish.

Inspiring, amazing, and just a privilege to experience ... Why doesn’t the whole world teach this way???
— Rosemary Robenn, Elancé Adult Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia

It was well worth the cost.
—Stacey Wawrzyniec, Buffalo, NY

Each year your knowledge inspires me to work harder and harder for the sake of good ballet and good ballet teaching.
—Angelica Diaz, Homestead, FL

It was so liberating! Finis helps me to find myself ... I came home feeling armed with knowledge and confidence. I can’t wait to come back again. “
—Heidi Ketchel, Rochester, PA

I am 100% sold on Finis’s method.
—Judith Elins, Jersey City, NJ

Read more student praise for the 2014 Workshop here!

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Saturday, August 9 – Take Class or Observe*
9:30 – 11:00am Introduction, Absolute Beginner Barrework
11:00 – 11:15am Coffee break & Snacks
11:15 – 12:30pm Barrework continued, Basic Ballet Movement Skills
12:30 – 1:15pm Catered Lunch in the Studio, Discount Shopping
1:15 – 2:30pm Centerwork: Pirouettes, Basic Ballet Movement Skills
2:30 – 2:45pm Light Refreshments
2:45 – 4:00pm Centerwork: Basic Ballet Movement Skills, Jumps
4:00 – 5:00pm Discount Shopping — 30% off all DVDs, CDs and the Guidebook

Sunday, August 10 – Take Class or Observe*
9:30 – 11:00am Floor Stretches, Level 2 Barrework, Pirouettes
11:00 – 11:15am Coffee Break & Snacks
11:15 – 12:30pm Centerwork: Pirouettes, Basic Ballet Movement Skills
12:30 – 1:15pm Catered Lunch in the Studio, Discount Shopping
1:15 – 2:30pm Centerwork: Basic Ballet Movement Skills, Jumps
2:30 – 2:45pm Light Refreshments
2:45 – 4:00pm Basic Ballet Movement Skills, Turns ∓ Jumps, Relax & Stretch
4:00 – 4:30pm Discount Shopping

*The fee is the same whether you take class or observe

Fee: Full refunds (less $75 administrative fee) for cancellations prior to June 1. Sorry, no refunds after this date. All registration is through Finis Jhung, not The Ailey Studios. Go to finisjhung.com or call Finis at 1 (800) 357-3525. Fax: (212) 721-6748. If you prefer, mail your check payable to Ballet Dynamics Inc., 119 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023. Attention international customers using credit cards: Our website will apply shipping charges to the workshop during checkout, but your card will automatically be refunded these charges, and you will be e-mailed a confirmation of your refund. You will only be charged shipping for hard goods. We apologize for the confusion during checkout.

Payment Includes: All workshop classes, notes, break snacks and drinks, catered lunch in the studio both days, a Finis Jhung Tee-shirt, plus a 25% Discount on all Finis Jhung products.

Location: The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue.

Parking: Besides street parking, there is a park-and-pay adjacent to the studios.

Hotels: Download Hotel Discount Information here.

2014 Student Comments

Inspiring, amazing, and just a privilege to experience. It was all I had hoped for, and more! Yes, it was a long way to come from Australia, but worth every minute. I have learned so much and have so many new ideas to try out on my students. I love Finis ’s teaching because it is so logical and intuitive and just makes so much sense. Why doesn’t the whole world teach this way???
— Rosemary Robenn, Elancé Adult Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia

”This was my second year and all can say is that I have to be back again next year! This year, my ‘teaching revelation’ was ‘discovering’ my shoulders and understanding how important it is to use them and integrate them in all the ballet movements that we do. All the ballet details that you bring to our attention and all the ballet wisdom that you share with us is priceless. I love your workshops. Each year your knowledge inspires me to work harder and harder for the sake of good ballet and good ballet teaching.
—Angelica Diaz, Homestead, FL

“Finis is an amazing teacher. His clarity of instruction is par to none other.
— Kate Brogdon, Lompoc, CA

I loved every second of the workshop. I was constantly gaining so much knowledge to take back to my students. I loved how each exercise led to a more advanced option. Finis and his staff were incredibly generous. The Ailey facility is gorgeous.”
— Lauren Cozza, Sacketts Harbor, NJ

“It was an amazing experience to meet many different people and be taught by Finis. He is brilliant, and shares so much wisdom.
— Anna Suntay, Manila, Phillipines

“Amazing! It is such a joy to take class with and learn from Finis. His infinite knowledge is only matched by his obvious true love of dance. I always leave this workshop with a renewed passion and clearer intention as a teacher. So many light bulb moments!”
— Hunter Burris, High Point, NC

“I absolutely loved every minute of it. Finis is an amazing teacher, using language and descriptions that are clear and make sense. I will definitely be coming back and will spread the word.”
— Shawna McPherson, Broadview Hts, OH

“Excellent! I liked absolutely everything. Can ’t wait to take another.
— Michelle Gardner, Oneonta, NY

“I’ve finally found a true teacher of ballet. Finis Jhung is a treasure.”
—Julie Caprio, Hamilton Square, NJ

“I love Finis because his delivery to both old and new dancers is so effortless it ’s amazing.”
—Lisa Chu, Beverly Hills, CA

Fantastic! Great teaching tips for instructors!”
—Allison Hickman-McFerren, Waynesboro, PA

“Inspiring. Finis gave the most logical and anatomically correct explanations of how to actually dance that I have ever experienced. I am 100% sold on Finis’s method.
—Judith Elins, Jersey City, NJ

“I learned many useful tips for proper technique and alignment. It was well worth the cost.
—Stacey Wawrzyniec, Buffalo, NY

“The workshop taught very detailed concepts about the way the body should move in order to successfully perform steps. I had never heard of some of these concepts, but they were easy to understand and truly simplified steps that are usually considered difficult.
—Lillian Hill, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“I enjoyed the slow breakdown of the movement and the clarity of presentation. This Workshop takes the dance teacher back to the roots of the movements is an outstanding reminder of proper technique and safe execution skills, as well as how to work with different physical attributes unique to each dancer.”
—Jolene McPherson, Brecksville, OH

“Finis’s instruction breaks down movement to its origins, which makes it easier to understand while increasing an understanding of how complex and difficult ballet really is!”
—Kathy Hardin, Teacher, Ridgefield, CT

“Great group size. We all had enough space to dance. Even though I had already been studying Finis’s DVDs, hearing his explanations in person was great — I now have a different way to articulate with my students which may help them gain a better understanding.
—Cristina Urch, Milwaukee, WI

“Thank you for such a great experience. It is amazing how liberating it feels to focus on movements connecting the feet to the floor rather than just the steps themselves.”
—Dina Fonzone, Bethelehem, PA

“I love the idea of the almost-isometric plié — it makes total sense, although it is not the way I was trained. I also appreciate the idea that each dancer is different and needs to work with her true turnout in order to improve.”
—Tamara Swank, Greensburg, PA

“I got a huge dose of endorphins at the workshop. It was so liberating! Finis helps me to find myself, and that’s something for which I can’t thank him enough. He has found the most efficient way to teach us so that every single minute of our class counted. I came home feeling armed with knowledge and confidence. I can’t wait to come back again. “
—Heidi Ketchel, Rochester, PA

“I really liked the workshop. We were always doing something new, and I felt I was always learning. I liked the way Finis corrected us. It was brief and to the point. I feel this workshop has helped me drastically.
—Jenna Hiljus, Cambridge, MN

“The workshop opened up my ‘student mind.’ I was able to think and work in a way that I can pass on to my clients. The best information for me was the technique for pirouettes and turning.”
—Sarah Brown, Teacher & Studio Owner, Lincoln, NE