FJ Online Classes

Upcoming Virtual Classes

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About Online Classes

Classes are held on Zoom and are available worldwide! Class registration is open up to one hour before class time. Looking for a Zoom link for a class you purchased? Visit your My Account page.

Beginner Ballet Level 1

The Nucleus of All Ballet Movement.

In this class, Finis Jhung provides inexperienced or out-of-shape adults with the ballet basics that make the difference:proper posturehow to turnout correctlyhow to balance on one footwhich muscles to usewhen & how to use those muscles

Regardless of a person’s anatomy, background, or aptitude, the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique makes it possible for all adult ballet beginners to master the basics of ballet technique so that they can stand & move with the balance, strength & grace which identify classical ballet dancing.

13 barre exercises. 1 center exercise. If you haven’t a barre, you will need two chairs (preferably high-backed, one for each hand) so your arms can reach sideways in second position. Try to improvise so you can do all the barre exercises with both arms reaching sideways. The center exercise will be an adagio where you will be in one place, taking a step forward & then backward; then taking a step sideways to the right, then the left.

Finis will explain and show each exercise which you will perform along with him. Then you will repeat the exercise following a demonstrator so that Finis can watch & correct you.

Ideally (you may have to rearrange your furniture) you have an open space approximately 5 feet by 5 feet so that you can move forward, backward, & sideways.

Ballet class attire or tight-fitting clothing is recommended so that Finis can see whether or not you are properly aligned on your supporting side with pelvic muscles fully engaged. Please put your hair up so that Finis can clearly see the placement of your head & shoulders.

Please do not dance on a rug or carpet. Work on a smooth flat floor so that you can easily slide your foot smoothly out & in.

Experiment with the placing of your viewing device so that Finis can see your entire body from head to toe with arms reaching out to the sides.

90 minutes of exercises & coaching by Finis with a demonstrator.

Beginner Ballet Level 2

Get On Your Leg So You Can Dance!

This class is geared to adults who have limited ballet training but are acquainted with the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique through his videos or classes. You will learn the essential ideas of the ballet dancing process as well as the often-neglected basics that make the difference. This is a very intense barre which works all the muscles as well as your mind. It is a class for the serious student who eventually plans on taking advanced level classes.

12 or 13 barre exercises. If you haven’t a barre, you will need two chairs (preferably high-backed, one for each hand). The class will conclude at the barre practicing one of the following:pas de bourrée dessouswaltz stepbalancéglissade

Finis will explain & show each exercise which you will perform along with him. Then you will repeat the exercise following a demonstrator so that Finis can watch & correct you.

Ideally (you may have to rearrange your furniture) you have an open space approximately 5 feet by 5 feet so that you can move forward, backward, & sideways.

Ballet class attire or tight-fitting clothing is recommended so that Finis whether or not you are properly aligned on your supporting side with pelvic muscles fully engaged. Please put your hair up so that Finis can clearly see the placement of your head & shoulders.

Please do not dance on a rug or carpet. Work on a smooth flat floor so that you can easily slide your foot smoothly out & in.

Experiment with the placing of your viewing device so that Finis can see your entire body from head to toe with arms reaching out to the sides.

Stretch Relief

De-stress & Relax with Quiet Exercise.

“Stretch Relief” is the perfect way to end another day of stressful work & responsibilities. We’ll mellow you out with the meditative music of Scott Killian & slowly paced pleasurable stretches that will relax stiff spinal muscles, loosen stiff joints, & promote restful sleep. We begin lying on your back on the floor, exercising your back in all the directions your spine can move which will relieve low back pain & sciatica. Sitting on the floor, you will stretch your lower back & the piriformis, psoas, hip, & thigh muscles. Standing up, leaning over a chair you will loosen the lower back & hamstring muscles. Sitting on a chair, you will increase your range of spinal motion while stretching the neck & shoulder muscles. You will complete the class standing, slowly swaying from side to side, releasing any residual tensions in your body & mind.

3 exercises lying & sitting on the floor, 2 exercises using a chair, 1 exercise standing in one spot. You’ll be more comfortable if you can lie on a padded rug.

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that you can bend over & place your hands on to support your weight.

Strengthen Your Turnout

Discover & Display Your Maximum Turnout.

Turnout defines classical ballet technique. The outward rotation of the legs in the hips expands the dancer’s range of movement & creates beautiful body positions unique to the art of ballet. Adults who have limited turnout & flexibility & had little or no ballet training must learn how to find their turnout potential, maximize it, & display it in order to correctly perform ballet movements. This class will help you do it.

In this class you will learn how to access & utilize the muscles in your groin that affect your turnout. You will mainly be stretching these muscles, but at the same time you will perform every movement slowly, according to your own ability, in order to avoid muscle strain. You will perform exercises sitting on the floor & standing alone in center floor which will improve the way you look, feel, & move, & strengthen your turnout.

3 exercises sitting on the floor, 8 exercises standing alone in center floor (some stationary, some moving sideways, some moving forward on the diagonal in classical ballet poses, little jumps in first and second positions, & 2 choreographed adagios).

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. Ballet shoes or socks are required so you can slide and point your feet. Please, no long loose hair. Dress like a dancer!

Choreographed Stretches

Life-Giving & Age-Defying Movements.

These sequences are designed by Finis to incorporate every muscle group of the body in a variety of ways. Thoroughly & carefully, the body is taken through a series of stretches to bring oxygen, longevity & flexibility to every muscle fiber. Accompanied by the music of Scott Killian, you are able, no matter what your age or ability, to coax your body into greater suppleness & freedom of movement & coordination. Finis sticks to his belief that “to dance is to live”, & “dance is movement, & movement needs muscles”, allowing both the trained & “non-trained” to discover the dance inherent in movement itself. Discover, grow, & find fuller personal expression in movement within his careful guidance.

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that you can bend over & place your hands on to support your weight.

Mini-Intensives

Each week, Finis creates an intimate “Mini-Intensive” for students who wish to work more deeply on core ballet techniques. Limited to just ten dancers, these hour-long virtual classes address a different step, challenge or fundamental each week. Visit the calendar for more information on upcoming Minis.