Turning Connecting Movements & Turning Jumps Levels 2 & Up - Basic Ballet 7
Turning Connecting
Movements & Turning Jumps
Levels 2 & Up - Basic
Ballet 7



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Count-by-count, Finis Jhung and Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre show you how to connect individual steps in 12 different center combinations that build and progress from adagio to coda. This video reveals how successfully producing beautiful lines, balanced turns, and light jumps depends on the way you execute the preceding movement. Correctly performing that movement, the linking step, is the key to your success. Center Class C teaches 6 combinations based on pas de bourrées, soutenus, balancés, and chassés that turn. Center Class D teaches 6 combinations based on grand jeté en tournant, fouetté arabesque, emboité, saut de basque, and connecting steps that turn; includes a discussion on proper turn-out, use of muscles and bones.


Center Class C: Turning Connecting Movements
1. Adagio: Developpés, pas de bourrée en tournant, promenade
2. Slow Waltz: Developpé, waltz turn, balancé turn, pirouette en attitude
3. Changements: Pirouette en attitude, balancé en tournant, pas de bourrée, changements
4. Little Jumps: Sauté, chassé en tournant, jeté
5. Little Jumps & Beats: Jeté, pas de bourrée turn, entrechat quatre
6. Big Jumps: Glissade, grand jeté à la seconde, pas de bourrée turn, grand jeté saut de chat
Center Class D: Turning Jumps
1. Adagio: Soutenu, developpé, "grand jeté entrelacé" par terre
2. Slow Waltz: Waltz turn, grand pirouette, chaînés turns, pirouette en dehors
3. Quick Waltz: Piqué grand fouetté, pirouette en dehors, fondu relevé turn
4. Jig: Arabesque sautillé turn, relevé, changements
5.Quick Jumps: Grand pas de chat turn, sautés, entrechat six, emboités, saut de basque
6. Big Jumps: Grand fouetté sauté en diagonale, grand jeté entrelacé, emboités, saut de basque
7. Finding Your Turn-out


Music for 24 Center Exercises
The Art of Teaching 2 - Turns
The Art of Teaching 3 - Jumps
Basic Ballet DVDs Package

ALL REGIONS DVD Double-Length DVD. Center Classes C & D. 100 minutes. 2 different center classes, 6 combinations each, which build and progress. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Johanna Snyder. CD music by Webster Smith: Music for 24 Center Exercises.


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