We know that most of you are 9 to 5’ers, well past your sixteenth birthday and either have no ballet experience—or very little of it—or perhaps a lot of it— in classes that are too advanced for you. So, here you go with our Absolute Beginner Package: the barre Finis teaches his Absolute Beginners at The Ailey Extension in New York City, plus basic movement skills you need to know if you hope to move forward (and you most certainly can), plus the quiet home stretches Finis does each day, plus stretch movements that are not ballet, but have a balletic sensibility.
Absolute Beginner DVD Package
$239.79 – $497.13
Earn up to 497 FJ Rewards.
- Self-Massage with Finis Jhung
- Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
- Beginner Ballet Barre
- FJBT Level 1 Centerwork
- Meditative Stretching
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills Lesson 1
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills Lesson 2
- Use Your Head & Turn!
- Pirouette Class 2
“If I wasn’t sold on your technique already, I most certainly would have been today. My dancers are learning jazz leaps and I haven’t done a jeté in over a year (due to injury) and quite honestly, I never really nailed it, even as a youngster. Today, I was working on a leap combination for class and I just told myself, “just mark it, don’t push it”. Anyway, I did it, and was watching in the mirror and I shocked myself. ‘That was me,’ I said. ‘Holy $@% #!’ Without really trying, my legs were split I was up in the air. Higher than I had ever gone before. I have no pain and now I can’t wait to really try! All I can say is that it is due to all the work I have been doing the past 2 years with your videos. I have built strength I have in my feet and legs! I never considered myself a jumper, but maybe, even at 47, I can now! THANK YOU! My students are going to learn so much this year!”
— Sharise Parviz, Studio Sharise, Creative & Performing Arts Center, San Jose, CA
“I have been training with your videos now for a year and a half—six days (sometimes seven) each week. Because of your training and techniques, I have been able to improve my own technique. At age 46, I have become a better dancer and teacher. I apply your techniques in all my classes, whether they be ballet, jazz, tap, or hip-hop. After all, a turn is a turn, no matter the dance idiom. My classes run a little slower than they used to, but I prefer quality rather than quantity and my students seem to really enjoy the process and are learning the proper way to do things. Most importantly, they are understanding the reason why they do what they do. I want my students to dance ‘clean’ and don’t just ‘shake it and fake it.’ You are my hero and I want to be the teacher you are! I have gone through almost all your DVDs and have now begun learning from your pointe package. I can’t wait!”
— Sharise Parvise, Studio Sharise, San Jose, CA
For existing customers
If you already have these videos, you may substitute one or more DVDs as follows: Choose any replacement DVDs you like*
- 9-12 DVD package – substitute 4
- 7 or 8 DVD Package – substitute 3
- 6 DVD Package – substitute 2
- 5 DVD Package – substitute 1
Simply indicate your substitution preferences in the “ORDER NOTES” portion of the checkout page.
*except CONNECTING MOVEMENTS SIDEWAYS & FORWARD, TURNING CONNECTING MOVEMENTS & TURNING JUMPS, THE THINKING DANCER videos, and PARTNERING TECHNIQUES