MUSIC: New Ballet Music 7, Track 2, Adagio 3/4 (3:06)
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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.
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
- Beginner Ballet Barre
- Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
- Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
- The Boy Ballet Dancer
- The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
- Get on Your Leg & Dance!
- Meditative Stretching
- The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
- The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
- Use Your Arms & Dance!
- 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:
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre
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