Absolute Beginner Ballet Group Class 1

From $37.99

Demonstrated by Mizuyo Asakura, Caleena Chiang, Judy Levine, Byron Loyd, Yasmine Rana, Samantha Roldan, Sharon E. Sutton, Cherryl Thomas.
All Regions. 90 minutes.
14 Barre Exercises, 1 Stretch Exercise, 1 Free-Standing Exercise
CD Music by Scott Killian.


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Finis Jhung has finally done it! Now you can take class with Finis and eight of his “adult babies” even if you can’t get to New York City. This is a first-of-its-kind ballet instructional video for adults who have never studied ballet, but always wanted to. It doesn’t matter if you are 35 or 75. For the first time, in the privacy of your own home, take Finis’s class—the same class his students take in New York City. Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, including important elementary exercises and useful terminology. You’ll get all the benefits: beautiful ballet posture, a strong core, and correct turnout and body alignment. Most important, you will get on your leg — that is, learn how to balance on one foot so you can learn more advanced movements including turns and jumps.

Cover photo by Stephen von der Launitz

  1. Stretches
  2. Posture
  3. Turnout, demi-plié, relevé balance
  4. Almost-isometric grand plié, relevé balance
  5. Almost-isometric grand plié, off the barre
  6. Shaping the arms and hands: port de bras
  7. Bend the body with port de bras
  8. Pointe tendu en croix, relevé, balance,
    practice spotting
  9. Pointe tendu en croix, relevé, balance,
    practice spotting, off the barre
  10. Battement tendu-dégagé to the side, cambré
    sideways, relevé balance, spot
  11. Battement tendu dégagé to the front & back,
    relevé balance, spot
  12. Rond de jambe à terre
  13. Battement tendu en croix, demi-plié in fifth
    position, spot
  14. Battement fondu en croix
  15. Center oor: contract & release
  16. Center oor: temps lié forward &
    back with poses
  17. BONUS: Meet the Students

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions N/A
Video Options

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Play the DVD in 3 modes: Full Class, Individual Exercises or Workout Mode where you can run the exercises without instruction. Once you’ve learned the exercise and heard the instructions, you may want to go straight to the demonstration with music so you can have a work-out without interruption.

Available on these DVDs

  1. Absolute Beginner Ballet Group Class 1
  2. Beginner Ballet Barre
  3. Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
  4. Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
  5. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
  6. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
  7. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
  8. The Boy Ballet Dancer
  9. The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
  10. Get on Your Leg & Dance!
  11. Meditative Stretching
  12. The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
  13. The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
  14. Use Your Arms & Dance!
  15. Use Your Head & Turn!

The following DVDs don’t have the SPECIAL FEATURE but do allow you to skip the Instructions and go straight to the demonstration with music by using the SKIP FORWARD button:

  1. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
  2. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre

Streaming Playback

Streaming videos do not offer multiple playback modes. Each DVD chapter/exercise is presented as an individual video. To advance between chapters, the user is required to manually click the exercise video they wish to play. Unfortunately, auto-advance is not available at this time.

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FJ Streaming Singles We have released several brief videos (for example, our Foot Strength and Dance at Home series) which are only available to stream online. You will not receive a DVD, but may watch instantly upon completing your purchase.

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