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Beginner Ballet Mini-Intensive #8 – Turning Steps

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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We are proud to announce our eighth 2021 Mini-Intensive for Beginner Ballet students: Turning Steps


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.

Mini-Intensive Application

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  • IMPORTANT: I understand that this is a more intimate class where Finis gives more tailored feedback. I have taken more than ten zoom ballet barres with Finis, know how to "get on my leg" and know how to work the preparatory demi-plié as a "PING-RELEVÉ." I will be sure to have enough space to take large steps sideways, forward and on the diagonal. I also have adequate lighting to be clearly seen and will wear something that helps me be seen clearly in my space.

  • Required.

Turning Steps

If you’ve never done a pirouette, or are having trouble turning, this is for you. Here you will learn the principles that underlie all turning movements. You will practice the assemblé soutenu; the pas de bourrée suivi en tournant (turning in place on the half-toe in the fifth position); pivoting quarter-turns en dedans (turning toward the supporting leg); pivoting quarter-turns en dehors (turning away from the supporting leg); and full turns on both feet (paddle turns) what I call “The Billy Elliot” spotting practice. Each exercise will first be shown by Finis, and then you will do it following a demonstrator. As you do it, Finis will watch you carefully, analyze your work, and then you will repeat it employing his corrections. To turn is to dance!

Please read the description and list of exercises to make sure you are technically strong enough to participate fully. This Mini-Intensive class size is limited to only ten students so that Finis can see each one of you in every exercise and coach and correct you. You should already be warmed up, either from the preceding class or on your own. You must have enough space in your home so that Finis can see your entire body from head to toe with both arms extended. You must have enough clear space to move six feet in either direction. You should be dancing on a flat smooth floor and not on a rug or carpeting. Please wear proper ballet attire. And please set your camera so that Finis can see your entire body as you move from one place to another.

1. At the barre: Assemblé soutenu en dedans (half-turn), pas de bourrée suivi en tournant
2. Off the barre: Assemblé soutenu en dedans (half-turn), pas de bourrée suivi en tournant, fondu, pas de bourrée dessous
3. Off the barre: Quarter-turn pivots en dedans, en dehors
4. Off the barre: Pivot and pose in effacé devant en dehors en carré (to each wall), tombé fondu back, pas de bourrée under
5. Off the barre: Your head turns your body
6. Off the barre: Paddle turns a la “Billy Elliot”

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February 21
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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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.