This is the perfect barre workout students of all levels. Finis Jhung first shows and explains each exercise in detail: he tells you why it’s important, breaks it down count-by-count, and shows you how to do it. The exercise is then demonstrated by Melissa Elstein, first to one side, then the other, and then repeated entirely. All the while, Finis is on camera making pointers and coaching. The barre progresses and advances slowly and methodically, gradually increasing in intensity, speed and range of movement. This is a comprehensive workout for the entire body (and mind): beginners will learn the essential ideas of the ballet movement process while advanced dancers will be reminded of the often-neglected basics that make the difference. The CD music is by Scott Killian.