ABOUT THE TEACHER: Finis Jhung is a world-renowned ballet master who has been featured on CBS THS MORNING, written The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: A Guide for Teachers & Students and produced more than 45 instructional videos. ABOUT THE VIDEO: Finis Jhung shows each exercise, Glenn Keenan of The New York City Ballet does it, Finis analyzes and coaches, and Glenn repeats. You’ll perfect your pas de bourrées dessous (under) and dessus (over). You’ll develop balance and strength as you learn to relevé in passé and arabesque. The waltz step (pas de valse) teaches you to articulate your steps and develops correct alignment and balance. You will develop movement skills that allow you to change feet quickly, even as you switch directions and turn around. Your elevation work includes petit pas de chats, changements, sissone simple, and échappé sauté. After you’ve mastered these centered exercises, you’ll find you’ve gained strength, speed, and range of movement. To dance is to live. The CD music is by Scott Killian. EXERCISES: 1. Tendu plié, pas de bourrée dessous, passé en arrière; 2. Pas de bourrée dessus, dessous, tendu, fondu arabesque; 3. Fondu derrière, pas de bouree dessous-dessus, grand rond de jambe; 4. Fondu arabesque, pas de bourrée en tournant, fondu derrière, temps lié; 5. Pas de valse en avant & en arrière, temps lié, tendu pose; 6. Relevé en arabesque, battement glissé, fondu derrière, pas de bourrée dessous; 7. Pas de valse en arrière & en avant, relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée dessous; 8. Slow relevé passé en arrière, relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée en tournant; 9. Coupé terre à terre, relevé passé en arrière; 10. Quick relevé passé en arrière, glissé-relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée dessous, changements; 11. Petit pas de chat, fondu arabesque, changement; 12. Changement, sissone simple derrière, pas de bourrée dessus- dessus, changement; 13. Echappé sauté, sissone simple, pas de bourrée, relevé arabesque, fondu arabesque, pose.
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This video is a must have for whoever wants to dance like a pro! This video is an excellent resource for the adult student interested in expanding their knowledge of dance movement in a meaningful way. It offers the chance to learn beautifully danceable combinations in the center while challenging the student with lots of controlled balances, change of directions and basic steps such as the waltz, which is done moving forward and back. I have tried to find such a resource on Amazon or You Tube for quite a while unsuccessfully. I could not find a video totally dedicated to Center exercises and combinations. While you can find a snippet of a combination or two, there is no DVD to include so many combinations in progression from more simple choreography and slower pace to a more complex and faster pace. The demonstrator, Glenn Keenan of The New York City Ballet executes every dance with precision and grace. Her use of arms and her supple upper body grant an elegance to her movement which...
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