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Beginner Ballet Mini-Intensive #16 – Pirouette en dehors in fourth position

Saturday, May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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We are proud to announce our sixteenth 2021 Mini-Intensive for Beginner Ballet students: Pirouette en dehors in fourth position


Please fill out the form below to apply for this Mini-Intensive. Finis will review your request and, if approved, send you a registration link. All Mini-Intensives run 60 minutes and cost $50.

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Pirouette en dehors in fourth position

In this hour-long intensive limited to only 10 students, we will dissect and practice the pirouette en dehors (outside turn – turning away from the supporting leg) from the fourth position. At or off the barre, you will learn how to work your muscles in the proper sequence of movement so that you can pirouette a quarter-turn, a half-turn, and a full turn.

This intensive is designed for those students who know how to “get on their leg,” and execute a “ping-relevé.” Please read the description and list of exercises to make sure you are technically strong enough to participate fully. You should have a barre or a high-backed chair that is shoulder level for support. You must be warmed up, wearing proper ballet attire and shoes, either from the preceding class or on your own. You don’t need a lot of space as you will do all these turns in one place except for the final exercise with a pas de bourrée taking 2 steps sideways. Set AND TEST your camera so that Finis can see your entire body from head to toe, in profile. To avoid twisting your knee or ankle, do not work on a rug or carpeting. Make sure your floor is flat and smooth.

1. At the barre – The elements of the pirouette; Work into the preparatory plié, pivot to “The End of the Plié”
2. At the barre – Preparation, plié, pivot half-turn to pointe tendu front
3. At the barre – Turn the plié into a pirouette half-turn
4. At the barre – Turn the plié into a pirouette full-turn, sous-sus
5. Off the barre – Turn the plié into a pirouette full-turn, sous-sus, fondu pas de bourrée

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Saturday, May 8
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Disclaimer: Any person who participates in a Finis Jhung ballet class, does so at their own risk and assumes all risks involved, including but not limited to all cost, claim, injury, damage, or liability sustained while participating. Finis Jhung / Ballet Dynamics, Inc. will not be held liable for any misfortune that may occur. By signing up for the class, you are agreeing to the above and are certifying that you are in good health and have consulted a doctor before beginning this dance program. Also, the information provided through this website does not constitute or replace the medical advice of a healthcare professional. If you have any questions, please email Finis before registering.