Now in my 50s, through Finis’s class I can participate actively in dance once again rather than simply being an observer. The art of dance is powerful and at a minimum, mood altering, and, at the other extreme, it can be life changing!
— Debra Kennedy, Ailey Extension Student
You, my dear Finis, have been a great mentor to me. I am blessed to have started studying with you in Boulder way back in 1982 and then on and off since then. Your technique and logic are ingrained in my entire thought process of how I teach. And as I study anatomy and learn more about physical therapy I come to appreciate your classes and wisdom even more, because all you have said is correct and it has always been way ahead of its time. I am blessed with a passion for dance and teaching and then to have the knowledge because of wonderful mentors like yourself! My students always know where my knowledge and quips come from… which is you. One of my favorite ‘Finis’ sayings is ‘lead with your toes and not your nose.’
— Christina Noel
About the workshop
Join us for a life-changing weekend filled with the beauty of ballet and accompanied by the music that makes you dance.
Classes will be held in the combined beautiful studios 5 A/B with floor-to-ceiling windows and a view of the NYC skyline, so there will be lots of room for you to perfect the moves you already know and practice new steps that are more advanced.
The daily schedule includes an hour-long barre plus three hours of center exercises with linking steps, simple turns, and basic jumps. Each ballet segment will be followed by a ten-minute break, so don’t worry, feel free to sit and rest whenever you wish. Let’s all enjoy the weekend doing what we love best.
Students who have prior experience with Finis Jhung’s ballet classes, or have basic ballet knowledge, are encouraged to join us. To dance is to live!
*Payment includes all class work, snacks, and a beverage. There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges. Enrollment is limited.
|2016 Daily Schedule*
This is last year’s schedule. The 2017 schedule will be similar and will be announced soon.
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Barre|
|1:00 – 1:10pm||Break|
|1:10 – 2:10pm||Center Floor Exercises|
|2:10 – 2:40pm||Coffee, tea, snacks|
|2:40 – 3:40pm||Center Floor Exercises|
|3:40 – 3:50pm||Break|
|3:50 – 4:50pm||Q & A, Review Exercises|
*Payment includes all class work, a snack & beverage break, and a 25% Discount on all Finis Jhung DVDs and CDs. There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges. Enrollment is limited.
405 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
Ailey Extension Website
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Register online or in person at the Ailey Studios. Call 212-405-9000 for more information.
NOTE: This Intensive is not for those with no previous ballet experience. You must have had some previous ballet training, preferably in Finis Jhung’s Absolute Beginner and Beginner Ballet classes. You should know how to plié, relevé, and balance on one foot.