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Beginner Ballet Mini-Intensive #20 – Strengthen Your Knee

Saturday, June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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We are proud to announce our twentieth 2021 Mini-Intensive for Beginner Ballet students: Strengthen Your Knee


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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Strengthen Your Knee

You will perform traditional classical ballet barre exercises that concentrate on movements of the free leg that we call “divided battements” — the upper leg is motionless while the lower leg bends and straightens from the knee. These exercises make different demands on your knees. Most of the exercises keep the supporting leg standing still while the free leg works. The balloné exercise bends and straightens both knees at the same time. With the rond de jambe en l’air, you will learn how your knee can function as a hinge, a movable joint that allows the toe of the working leg to describe an oval in the air. The frappé (as I teach it) works the knee muscles intensely as you slowly extend the working leg to full point and then retract it quickly. This class will greatly improve your dancing skills!

Adult ballet beginners who know how to get on their leg and are familiar with the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique either through his live studio classes, zoom classes, or his instructional videos. You should be capable of performing the exercises below and can fulfill these requirements: you have a portable barre or 2 chairs for support; sufficient space to take 2 or 3 steps sideways, forward, and backward; a that floor is smooth and flat so you can easily slide your foot. You will wear proper ballet attire and shoes, and you will set and TEST the positioning of your camera so that Finis can see your entire body from head to toe with both arms open in second position.

1. Battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit, devant & derriére, à terre
2. Battement sur le cou-de-pied, petit, devant & derriére, en relevé
3. Battement frappé en croix, à terre
4. Battement frappe en croix, en relevé
5. Balloné en place, à terre
6. Balloné en place, en relevé
7. Rond de jambe en l’air, en dehors & en dedans, à terre
8. Rond de jambe en l’air, en dehors & en dedans, en relevé

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Saturday, June 5
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.