You will benefit most from this video if you have first studied and learned the fundamentals of ballet technique taught by Finis Jhung in Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner. That video prepares you mentally and physically for this video, which is the second in Finis’s new ‘red’ series of barre videos for adult beginners. This class repeatedly reminds you to correctly align your supporting side from the shoulder to the toe so that you are always “on your leg” and ready to move. In addition, the exercises have been created with special emphasis on putting your brain into the free foot or position foot so that it works and moves with intelligence. In addition, you will be taught the correct way to plié-relevé so that you arrive on balance quickly with elegant ease. The difference in your dancing will be apparent to all, and then you will be ready to try the third level video in the “red” series, Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength.
Play the DVD in 3 modes: Full Class, Individual Exercises or Workout Mode where you can run the exercises without instruction. Once you’ve learned the exercise and heard the instructions, you may want to go straight to the demonstration with music so you can have a work-out without interruption.
Available on these DVDs
- Beginner Ballet Barre
- Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
- Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
- The Boy Ballet Dancer
- The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
- Get on Your Leg & Dance!
- Meditative Stretching
- The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
- The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
- Use Your Arms & Dance!
- Use Your Head & Turn!
The following DVDs don’t have the SPECIAL FEATURE but do allow you to skip the Instructions and go straight to the demonstration with music by using the SKIP FORWARD button:
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre
Streaming videos do not offer multiple playback modes. Each DVD chapter/exercise is presented as an individual video. To advance between chapters, the user is required to manually click the exercise video they wish to play. Unfortunately, auto-advance is not available at this time.
About your purchasing choices…
FJ Streaming Singles We have released several brief videos (for example, our Foot Strength and Dance at Home series) which are only available to stream online. You will not receive a DVD, but may watch instantly upon completing your purchase.
DVDs vs. Streaming
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