LENGTH 9 minutes, 50 seconds
PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE: Teaches you how to make a simplified temps lié that develops strength, balance, and grace
DEFINITIONS: Temps lié (tahn lyay). Connected movement; Cambré (kahn-BRAY). Bend sideways or forward from the waist; à la seconde ah la suh-GAWND). To the second position; Port de bras (pawr duh brah). Carriage of the arms.
Part One: Instructions from Finis Jhung
Part Two: Technical breakdown of the exercise with Finis and demonstrator Mayumi Omagari
Part Three: Demonstration with music by Mayumi with Finis standing by and coaching
This dance has been choreographed to an adagio – music that is quiet, slow, and very beautiful.
Knowing how to execute this demi-plié is a must because it is one of the most frequently used linking steps which you will continue to do through all your dancing days.
This slow dance has four sections, each with 8 counts.
Section 1 – Counts 1 to 8: You make a simplified temps lié forward and backward as you move your arms into poses.
Section 2 – Counts 1 to 8: You repeat Section 1 starting with the other foot.
Section 3 – Counts 1 to 8: You make a simplified temps lié sideways, pose on foot and bend your body sideways while moving your arms.
Section 4 – Counts 1 to 8: You repeat Section 3 to the other side.
You then repeat the entire dance.
The benefits of this exercise are gaining a soft demi-plié, and improved control, balance, coordination, and musicality.
AUDIENCE: The novice adult beginner
TRAINING REQUIRED: None, you will learn basic ballet technique as you dance along.