Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner – Exercise One – Stretches


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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+


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.


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