As he did in the Pirouette Class 2 DVD, Finis has broken down the pirouette en dedans (simple, attitude, arabesque, à la seconde) into its component parts and shows you the proper sequence of movement which leads to beautifully balanced and controlled turns. After Finis shows you how to do each exercise, count-by-count, it is demonstrated with elegant precision by Isabella Boylston, the rising star soloist and of The American Ballet Theatre who is receiving standing ovations and critical acclaim for her performances of ballerina roles in both traditional and contemporary classics. Look, listen, learn, and enjoy!
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- Posture & Alignment: Number 1, The Plumb Line, Head, Neck, Ears, Shoulders, Cheekbones, Sternum, Hips, Abdominals, Buttocks, Tailbone, Breathing, Turning out correctly
- Promenade in retiré devant without battement second, arms 5th
- Promenade in retiré devant with battement 2nd, arms 1st
- Promenade in attitude
- Promenade in arabesque
- Promenade à la seconde
- Discussion: The plié relevé
- Practice the plié relevé at the barre
- Fondu relevé at the barre
- Discussion: Turn the supporting arm to 1st & 5th positions
- Simple pirouette: direct to retiré, arms 5th
- Simple pirouette: battement second, arms 1st
- Pirouette en attitude
- Pirouette en arabesque
- Pirouette à la seconde
- Tombé pas de bourrée, pirouette en dedans
- Piqué arabesque, step to fourth, simple pirouette, sous-sus, pas de bourrée
- Piqué arabesque, step to fourth, pirouette à la seconde to arabesque, pas de bourrée
- Piqué turn en dedans on pointe
- Double piqué turns on pointe
- Fondu relevé developpé, tombé double pirouettes on pointe
- BONUS: Finis Jhung chats with Isabella Boylston
"What a delight! I am thrilled! It is a priceless DVD with your directions, her execution and the exquisite combinations you choreographed. Thank you!"—Ileana Soare, NYC, NY
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