Classic Classes 2: Intermediate/Advanced Turning Class
Classic Classes 2:
Intermediate/Advanced
Turning Class

FJCC2

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DESCRIPTION

Finis gives this exhilarating turning class to Michele Wiles, here a teen-aged Gold Medalist at Varna and today a Principal Dancer of The American Ballet Theatre. You'll see how Michele got the Gold as she breezes through Finis's choreographed combinations which cover space and progress from adagio to grand allégro and are loaded with turning movements including multiple pirouettes (sometimes 4 turns) in passé, attitude, arabesque, and à la seconde. At the end, you’ll see some dazzling fouetté turns. We've also included slow motion footage of Michele's fouetté turns and grand pirouettes. Michele also has a lovely floating jump and it's thrilling to watch her fly through the air. Perfectly schooled and completely uninhibited in showing her love of dance and passion for movement, Michele will enchant you the same way she does critics and audiences the world over. At the barre, Finis gives each exercise, and then stands by and coaches Michele as she demonstrates. In center floor, Finis shows and explains each exercise, Michele demonstrates, Finis analyzes and coaches, Michele repeats, and then Finis summarizes. Sometimes Michele will repeat certain turns or jumps for clarification. There is slow motion footage of Michele's fouetté turns and en dedans pirouettes. See a star in the making!

EXERCISES

1. Relax & stretch facing the barre
2. Pliés
3. Battement tendu in 1st position facing the barre
4. Battement tendu in 1st position with stretches
5. Battement tendu in 5th position with stretches & balance
6. Battement tendu, dégagé in 5th position with balance
7. Working the foot & stretching the body
8. Rond de jambe on the floor, in the air, stretches
9. Battment dégagé & petit battement
10. Battement fondu & dégagé
11. Grand battement
Center 1. Pas de basque, rond de jambe
Center 2. Adagio
Center 3. En dedans turns
Center 4. Renversé en dehors, arabesque turns
Center 5. Pirouettes en dedans, en dehors, changements
Center 6. Emboités & fouetté turns
Center 7. Pas de bourrée turning, jeté, cabriole, attitude turn
Center 8. Grand rond de jambe sauté, grand pirouettes
Center 9. Grand jeté, fouetté turns / Slow motion study of fouetté turns, en dedans turns

RELATED PRODUCTS

Music for Intermediate Ballet Class
Music for 24 Center Exercises
Classic Classes DVDs Package

ALL REGIONS DVD 75 minutes. 11 barre, 9 center exercises. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Michele Wiles. Music by Scott Killian: Music for Intermediate Ballet Class, and Webster Smith: Music for 24 Center Exercises

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.

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