Classic Classes 2: Intermediate/ Advanced Turning Class

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Taught by Finis Jhung.

Intermediate / Advanced Levels. All Regions DVD. 75 minutes. 20 exercises.


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Finis gives this exhilarating turning class to Michele Wiles, Gold Medalist at Varna and principal dancer of The American Ballet Theatre. Michele breezes through Finis’s choreographed combinations which cover space, progress from adagio to grand allegro, and are loaded with multiple pirouettes in passé, attitude, arabesque, and à la seconde. At the end, you’ll see some dazzling fouetté turns. Michele also has a lovely floating jump and it’s thrilling to watch her fly through the air. Perfectly schooled and completely uninhibited in showing her love of dance and passion for movement, Michele will enchant you the same way she has critics and audiences the world over. At the barre, Finis gives each exercise, and then stands by and coaches Michele as she demonstrates. In center floor, Finis shows and explains each exercise, Michele demonstrates, Finis analyzes and coaches, Michele repeats, and then Finis summarizes. Sometimes Michele will repeat certain turns or jumps for clarification. There is slow motion footage of Michele’s fouetté turns and en dedans pirouettes. See a star in the making! The CD music is by Scott Killian and Webster Smith.


  1. Relax & stretch facing the barre
  2. Pliés
  3. Battement tendu in 1st position facing the barre
  4. Battement tendu in 1st position with stretches
  5. Battement tendu in 5th position with stretches & balance
  6. Battement tendu, dégagé in 5th position with balance
  7. Working the foot & stretching the body
  8. Rond de jambe on the floor, in the air, stretches
  9. Battment dégagé & petit battement
  10. Battement fondu & dégagé
  11. Grand battement


  1. Pas de basque, rond de jambe
  2. Adagio
  3. En dedans turns
  4. Renversé en dehors, arabesque turns
  5. Pirouettes en dedans, en dehors, changements
  6. Emboités & fouetté turns
  7. Pas de bourrée turning, jeté, cabriole, attitude turn
  8. Grand rond de jambe sauté, grand pirouettes
  9. Grand jeté, fouetté turns / Slow motion study of fouetté turns, en dedans turns

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Weight .125 lbs
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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.

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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

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