Ballet Plus

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Stretch & Strengthen.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

All Levels. All Regions DVD. 89 minutes. 17 exercises.

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Description

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.

  1. Lie Down and Stretch Out
  2. Sit Up and Work Out I
  3. Sit Up and Work Out II
  4. Sit Up and Work Out III
  5. The Isometric Plié
  6. Battement tendu, dégagé, à la seconde
  7. Battement tendu devant, derrière
  8. Rolling the foot, dégagé à la seconde
  9. Battement dégagé devant, derrière, fondu, cambré
  10. Battement tendu, plié in 5th, retiré, développé
  11. Rond de jambe par terre, fondu, stretch
  12. Temps lié en croix
  13. Battement tendu, fondu attitude, stretch
  14. Temps lié, grand port de bras, réverence
  15. Kitchen Sink Stretch I
  16. Kitchen Sink Stretch II
  17. Dance
  18. BONUS EXTRA: Interview with Sasha Dmochowski

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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

  1. Beginner Ballet Barre
  2. Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
  3. Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
  4. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
  5. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
  6. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
  7. The Boy Ballet Dancer
  8. The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
  9. Get on Your Leg & Dance!
  10. Meditative Stretching
  11. The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
  12. The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
  13. Use Your Arms & Dance!
  14. 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:

  1. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
  2. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre

Streaming Playback

Streaming videos do not offer multiple playback modes. Each DVD chapter/exercise is presented as an individual video. To advance between chapters, the user is required to manually click the exercise video they wish to play. Unfortunately, auto-advance is not available at this time.

I’ve been doing your DVDs with my mother in her 60s. It’s helping her out a lot with learning to keep her balance and have good posture. Even the slightest movements have helped strengthen her muscles. We love you.”

— Trula Hudelson

“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!”
p style=”text-align:right;”>— Sharise Parvise, Studio Sharise, San Jose, CA

“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

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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.

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