LENGTH: 8 minutes, 24 seconds
PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE: Improves your strength, balance, grace and vitality by teaching you how to waltz, move backward, and step into poses moving your arms
DEFINITIONS: Cambré (kahn-BRAY). Bend sideways or forward from the waist; Port de bras (pawr duh brah). Carriage of the arms. Pivot. Turn around a point, swivel on one foot.
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.
There are 4 sections, each with 8 counts:
Section 1 – Counts 1 to 8: Waltz forward, plié and stand; step back with a port de bras; repeat the waltz and step back starting with the other foot
Section 2 – Counts 1 to 8: Repeat the waltz forward and step back with a different port de bras; repeat the waltz and step back starting with the other foot
Section 3 – Counts 1 to 8: Step forward to the corner with a port de bras; repeat to the other corner; repeat the steps to the corner faster, step back
Section 4 – Counts 1 to 8: Repeat Section 3
Repeat the entire dance
AUDIENCE: The novice adult beginner
TRAINING REQUIRED: None, you will learn basic ballet technique as you dance along.