Each exercise is explained and shown by Finis and then demonstrated in full while Finis observes and coaches. “Ballet Plus” is perfect for non-dancers of any age and body type as well as beginning ballet students. Be good to yourself. Enjoy a little bit of heaven on earth.There are 10 doable barre-free exercises for posture, balance, and strength; 5 slow floor stretches for flexibility and relaxation; 3 sitting “dances” for core and leg strength; 2 “kitchen sink” stretches for your lower back; 1 slow waltz; and everything is set to the fabulous music of Scott Killian.
$17.99 – $34.65
Stretch & Strengthen.
Taught by Finis Jhung.
All Levels. All Regions DVD. 89 minutes. 17 exercises.
- Lie Down and Stretch Out
- Sit Up and Work Out I
- Sit Up and Work Out II
- Sit Up and Work Out III
- The Isometric Plié
- Battement tendu, dégagé, à la seconde
- Battement tendu devant, derrière
- Rolling the foot, dégagé à la seconde
- Battement dégagé devant, derrière, fondu, cambré
- Battement tendu, plié in 5th, retiré, développé
- Rond de jambe par terre, fondu, stretch
- Temps lié en croix
- Battement tendu, fondu attitude, stretch
- Temps lié, grand port de bras, réverence
- Kitchen Sink Stretch I
- Kitchen Sink Stretch II
- BONUS EXTRA: Interview with Sasha Dmochowski
About your purchasing choices…
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.
DVDs vs. Streaming
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- DVD is a hard-copy DVD that you will receive by mail.
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- DVD + Streaming means that you’ll receive both a DVD by mail and will also be able to watch online.
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“Your work on these DVD’s is remarkable. I count on the no nonsense corrections that you make. I’ve been teaching ballet for almost the last 30 years. My own training was excellent. However, it’s extremely refreshing to learn that good teaching still leads to sound ballet technique. Thank you for the great insight.”
— Virginia Zellner, Studio D, Sherman, CT
“The Finis Jhung Technique has completely altered how I participate in dance movement. I am eager to retrace previous steps and learn what has been missing during all the years I have been involved with dance. So, the best move is to go back to the beginning and enjoy the journey from there.”
— Judith Chestnut, Erina, Australia
“Thank you for making Ballet Plus! It feels like you’re right next to me as I move from one step to the next. Your heart and soul emanates from the DVD to my room. Furthermore you TEACH, not just “TELL” and you do it WELL!!! Thank you for teaching me how to do things correctly! I love it and I appreciate everything you do! You are the best!!! A++++”
— Brenda Omer, Exercise Specialist, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Carnegie, PA
“I’d like to give you my perspective on your DVDs, which I regard as the most powerful learning tools available to today’s ballet student.
“Although I deeply appreciate the teacher’s corrections in my weekly adult ballet class, I feel that I’m able to learn more when I work solo with your DVDs. The problem is that when I’m in class and watch the demonstrations of the barrework and center work, my inability to remember the movements still throws me into a low-key panic. Because of my poor memory, I need movement models to follow, so I still have to find a place at the barre between two more competent dancers. Since I’m following rather than initiating the movements, I end up feeling like a failure as the class moves on to the next exercise and the demonstration once again throws me into a low-key panic. On your DVDs, each exercise is thoroughly previewed before being demonstrated, which helps address my learning limitations. What I find even better, though, is the rewind/replay option the DVDs provide. If I’m not happy with the quality of my movement, I can take as much time as I need to practice it, and to refine it. On the other hand, since there’s no rewind/replay option in a live class, I rarely attain the satisfaction of a decent level of mastery. In short, your DVDs allow the luxury of self-pacing, which, for me at least, is the key to success.”
— Ian Jackson, developer of the Acousticoaching™ CDs for the ballet-inspired BreathPlay System
the power behind Olympic medals, world records, and world championships. (www.BreathPlay.com)
“I’m proceeding very carefully and slowly in ‘rehab-ing’ my sprained ankle with your barre videos. The detailed way that you work the feet and our weight is having a really good effect on my foot. I am so grateful! After I do just those 5 exercises, my foot starts to feel more pliable and alive again. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ALL THESE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO US!”
— Polly Bloomberg, Berkeley, California