MUSIC: New Ballet Music 9, Track 14
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LENGTH: 8 minutes, 06 seconds
PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE: Provides you with a relaxing stretching exercise that can be done anytime and anywhere there’s room to do it.
DESCRIPTION: The entire exercise is done with both hands on the barre or supporting unit. Part One: Instructions from Finis Jhung; Part Two: Demonstration with music by Sachiko Kanai with Finis standing by and coaching.
- Rise to the half-toe
- Stretch from your toes to your chest
- Plié to stretch your calves and ankles
- Legs apart, stretch your back, hamstrings, and hip
AUDIENCE: The mature adult who works mostly sitting from 9 to 5+
TRAINING REQUIRED: None
EQUIPMENT: A supporting unit (ballet barre, desk, kitchen counter, book shelf, or sturdy high-backed chair) you can push down on as you go up and down and pull away from as you step back leaning forward with legs straddled.
To learn more about Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner or to watch the trailer for the full-length version:
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
- Beginner Ballet Barre
- Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
- Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
- The Boy Ballet Dancer
- The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
- Get on Your Leg & Dance!
- Meditative Stretching
- The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
- The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
- Use Your Arms & Dance!
- 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:
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre
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