FJ Live: Rewind

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Since many of you haven’t been able to join our online classes for one reason or another, but still want to be able to take class with Finis as much as possible, now you can!

We’re offering our best pre-recorded classes which you can rent for 48 hours at a time for just $10.00.

We have also just added Beginner Ballet Level 1 & 2 classes which were recorded specifically to highlight the use of two demonstrators.

This feature is not in any of the 2020 FJ Rewind ballet class offerings.

Beginner Ballet Level 1 & 2 classes cost $15 to rent for 48 hours.

You can rent on any day of the week but the rental clock begins as soon as you complete your purchase.

Choose which class you’d like. Each was recorded live on the date indicated

Ballet

Beginner Ballet Level 1 — April 7, 2021 (NEW!)
Beginner Ballet Level 2 — April 14, 2021 (NEW!)
Strengthen Your Turnout — April 16, 2020
Beginner Ballet Barre — April 12, 2020
Centerwork for Adult Beginners — April 2020 (The content for this class was taken from two classes that are no longer offered)

Stretch

Age-Defying Therapeutic Stretches — April 15, 2020
Age-Defying Therapeutic Stretches — December 9, 2020
Choreographed Stretches — February 25, 2021 (NEW!)
Evening Stretch — August 28, 2020
Stretch Relief — January 8, 2021

Class Descriptions

Beginner Ballet Level 1

The class is especially for adults who have never taken a ballet class and those who are out of shape and haven’t danced for a while.

Regardless of a person’s anatomy, background, or aptitude, the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique makes it possible for all adults to master the basics of ballet technique so that they can stand and move with balance, strength and grace.

In this class, Finis Jhung teaches the essential ideas that are the foundation for classical ballet dancing: proper posture, turnout correctly, balance on one foot, and how to plié and spring up into a specific pose.

Finis demonstrates each exercise which you are to do along with him. Then, the exercise is repeated by two of Finis’s long-time students who are professional dancers: Mayumi Omagari and Ai Toyoshima. These expert dancers demonstrate correct placement, execution, and musicality.

An added benefit of this LIVE REWIND is that it includes Finis’s latest teaching idea: the PING-SLAM-BOUNCE where you learn to plié and spring up into a pose as fast as possible, which you must do when dancing across the studio along with other students. There is a specific technique involved, which you will learn and apply in various exercises.

Students should have a ballet barre or two high-backed chairs for support. Ideally, you have a smooth floor area which allows you to slide your feet back and forth and take at least 3 steps from one side to the other.

Please wear ballet class attire or tight-fitting clothing so that Finis can see whether you are placing your body parts and working them correctly. Women should not let their hang loosely.

All music used in today’s class is from New Ballet Music 11 “Illuminations” composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian ©2004 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Beginner Ballet Level 2

Get On Your Leg So You Can Dance!

This class is geared to adults who may have limited ballet training but are acquainted with the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique through his videos and classes. This class emphasizes the mechanics of ballet movements that will enable you to plié-relevé and balance on one foot. This is a very intense barre which works your mind and body to the fullest.

This video introduces Finis’s newest teaching technique – the PING SLAM BOUNCE – a very fast relevé – as fast as a ball bounces – done in dance tempo (allegro) – which is required when dancing in center floor with relevé poses, turns, and jumps.

After Finis leads you through an exercise, it is usually repeated and demonstrated on relevé by Mayumi Omagari or Ai Toyoshima. The class ends with the pirouette en dehors (quarter and half-turns) from the fifth position.

If you haven’t a barre, hopefully you have two high-backed chairs (one for each hand) so that you can reach your arms at the proper height in second position.

There are thirteen exercises: eight with both hands on the barre; five with one hand on the barre
Ballet or tight-fitting clothing is recommended so that you can work your body freely and fully.

Please do not dance on a rug or carpet – work on a smooth flat surface so that you can slide your foot and pirouette without twisting your knee or ankle.

All music used in today’s class is from New Ballet Music 10 “Special Places” composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian ©2004 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Beginner Ballet Barre

This is the beginner ballet class barre I taught my “adult babies” at the Ailey Extension in NYC. The class is geared to adults who have limited ballet training, lack turnout and strength, and are not natural dancers.

The purpose of this class is to “get you on your leg” so that you can balance, turn, and jump. You will strengthen your balance as you strengthen your feet and identify the #1 leg — your pillar — through which the body weight falls fully into an active foot, balancing, ready to push down into motion. At the same time, you will activate the supporting arm/shoulder by pressing firmly on the barre. You will grasp the essential ideas of the ballet movement process while being reminded of the often-neglected basics that make the difference.

Students should have a form of a ballet barre to hold onto (e.g. back of chair, kitchen counter or portable barre) find sufficient space to perform barre exercises and a modified center that remains in place.

Ballet class attire or tight fitting clothing is recommended in order for you to observe your body placement in the mirror.

All music used in today’s class is from New Ballet Music 13 – “Inspirations”
Composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian ©2010 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Strengthen Your Turnout

Turnout defines classical ballet technique. The outward rotation of the legs in the hips expands the dancer’s range of movement and creates beautiful body positions unique to the art of ballet. Adults who have limited turnout and flexibility and had little or no ballet training must learn how to find their turnout potential and maximize it. All beginner ballet classes for adults should provide detailed instructions and examples on how to turnout correctly without stress and strain. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique teaches adult ballet beginners how to access and utilize the muscles in the groin that afford turnout. In this class adult ballet beginners find their turnout safely by slowly performing exercises sitting on the floor and standing alone in center floor. Adult ballet beginners who have taken this class have been surprised to learn they can improve their turnout and move with balletic elegance and grace.

In this Strengthen Your Turnout class, you will learn how to access and utilize the muscles in your groin that affect your turnout. You will mainly be stretching these muscles, but at the same time you will perform every movement slowly, according to your own ability, in order to avoid muscle strain. You will perform exercises sitting on the floor and standing alone in center floor.

No barre required. Dress for ballet class or yoga or exercise so you can see your groin area and outline of your body and legs. Try to have a mirror as self-observation is very important.

All music used in today’s class composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian
New Ballet Music 3 – “New Ballet Music 3” ©1996 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 4 – “All in 3/4” ©2009 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 12 – “Simply Grand” ©2008 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Centerwork for Adult Beginners

Finis shows you how to pas de bourrée and waltz—the most basic dancing steps that travel sideways and forward and link to various poses, turns, and jumps.

In this video, Finis breaks down count-by-count the pas de pas de bourrée de côte (3 steps moving sideways) and the pas de valse en avant (3 steps moving forward).

Unique to Finis’s teaching is his emphasis on learning how to work and move the torso and arms to facilitate the movements of the feet and legs. Energy from the core of the body radiates outward through all four limbs constantly, which results in dancing that is elegant and graceful.

*This video is a compilation of two previously recorded classes from April 2020.

Age-Defying Therapeutic Stretches

Improve your balance, relax tense muscles, restore mobility and flexibility, and calm your mind with slowly paced doable exercises done both sitting and standing. This artfully designed series of deceptively simple stretches literally works the musculature of the entire body from head to toe — while requiring a focused mind attentive to the details of each movement. The class is rooted in the dancer’s warmup Finis developed during more than six decades as dancer and teacher that will inspire minor miracles in your body and soul. From young adults through senior citizens and from dance or ballet beginners to athletes to home or office workers to anyone on their feet all day or needing some physical activity, this class is truly for everyone.

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. For best results, face a mirror so you can see what you are doing. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that can bend over and place your hands on to support your weight

All music used in today’s class composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian:
New Ballet Music 4 – “All in 3/4” ©2009 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 5 – “Ballet Today” ©2000 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 9 – “In The Moment” ©2003 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 12 – “Simply Grand” ©2007 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Choreographed Stretches

Every body can move to music. Now you can do so while performing essential, anti-aging, therapeutic stretches that will keep you pliable, flexible & youthful just like Finis at the age of 83.

These slow-paced, easy-to-follow exercises are done standing, sitting on a chair, & conclude sitting on the floor performing special stretches for the groin & inner thigh muscles. These exercises are especially designed to:

awaken neglected body parts
relax tense muscles
increase flexibility
restore joint mobility and range of motion
improve your balance
calm your mind

No prior dance experience required.

Regain your youthful vitality & increase longevity!

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that you can bend over & place your hands on to support your weight.

Evening Stretch

De-stress and Relax with Quiet Exercise

“Evening Stretch” is the perfect way to end another week of stressful work and responsibilities. We’ll mellow you out with the meditative music of Scott Killian and slowly paced pleasurable stretches that will relax stiff spinal muscles, loosen stiff joints, and promote restful sleep. We begin lying on your back on the floor, exercising your back in all the directions your spine can move which will relieve low back pain and sciatica. Sitting on the floor, you will stretch your lower back and the piriformis, psoas, hip, and thigh muscles. Standing up, leaning over a chair you will loosen the lower back and hamstring muscles. Sitting on a chair, you will increase your range of spinal motion while stretching the neck and shoulder muscles. You will complete the class standing, slowly rotating and flexing the spinal muscles with correct postural alignment.

3 exercises lying and sitting on the floor, 2 exercises using a chair, 1 exercise standing in one spot. You’ll be more comfortable if you can lie on a padded rug.

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that you can bend over and place your hands on to support your weight.

All music used in today’s class composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian:
“Music for Intermediate Ballet Class” ©1995 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 3 – “New Ballet Music 3” ©1996 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 10 – “Special Places” ©2009 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 12 – “Simply Grand” ©2007 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Stretch Relief

De-stress & Relax with Quiet Exercise.

“Stretch Relief” is the perfect way to end another week of stressful work and responsibilities. We’ll mellow you out with the meditative music of Scott Killian and slowly paced pleasurable stretches that will relax stiff spinal muscles, loosen stiff joints, and promote restful sleep. We begin lying on your back on the floor, exercising your back in all the directions your spine can move which will relieve low back pain and sciatica. Sitting on the floor, you will stretch your lower back and the piriformis, psoas, hip, and thigh muscles. Standing up, leaning over a chair you will loosen the lower back and hamstring muscles. Sitting on a chair, you will increase your range of spinal motion while stretching the neck and shoulder muscles. You will complete the class standing, slowly rotating and flexing the spinal muscles with correct postural alignment.

3 exercises lying and sitting on the floor, 2 exercises using a chair, 1 exercise standing in one spot. You’ll be more comfortable if you can lie on a padded rug.

Dress for ballet or yoga or exercise class. No shoes required. You will need a firm chair or stool with a sturdy seat that you can bend over and place your hands on to support your weight.

50 minutes of do-along exercises with Finis Jhung

All music used in today’s class composed and authorized for use in these live classes and replays by Scott Killian:
New Ballet Music 7 – “From the Heart” ©2001 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 9- “In the Moment” ©2003 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 11 – “Illuminations” ©2005 Ballet Dynamics Inc.
New Ballet Music 13 – “Inspirations” ©2010 Ballet Dynamics Inc.

Additional information

FJ Live

Absolute Beginner Ballet Barre — April 7, 2020, Age-Defying Therapeutic Stretches — April 15, 2020, Age-Defying Therapeutic Stretches — December 9, 2020, Beginner Ballet Barre — April 12, 2020, Beginner Ballet Level 1 — April 7, 2021, Beginner Ballet Level 2 — April 14, 2021, Centerwork for Adult Ballet Beginners — April 2020, Choreographed Stretches — February 25, 2021, Evening Stretch — August 28, 2020, Stretch Relief — January 8, 2021, Stretch Your Turnout — April 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Finis is hosting live Zoom classes. Some of these classes were recorded, and they are available for a 48-hour viewing window at just $10.

We have also just added Beginner Ballet Level 1 & 2 classes which were recorded specifically to highlight the use of two demonstrators. These classes cost $15 to rent for 48 hours.

After your purchase, the video will be added instantly to your account. Navigate to finisjhung.com/streaming-videos to see all of your available videos. If they do not show up immediately, log out and log back in — that usually resolves the issue.

Videos are listed alphabetically, so scroll down to “FJ Live Rewind.”

“I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your rewind classes. They are so convenient for me when my schedule is too tight to catch a live class. I know that I can look up a rewind class and take it when it’s convenient for me. It’s the same class but it is edited well so it flows beautifully and is very enjoyable. I recently took the live Stretch Relief class and then I took a Stretch Relief rewind class an hour later because I had had a really stressful week. It helped me release that extra stress. I wish you had more rewind classes on your website.

– Catherine Griffin

Finis’s Rewinds offer the opportunity to do the important, necessary homework after class, Zoom or streaming a video. I love them! With no camera to consider, I can position my laptop and barre where they are most beneficial and functional for me to work. Already familiar with the class and Finis’s concepts, I can work with an intense focus on connecting the muscles required to do his ‘squeezers.’ While the Rewinds provide music, sequencing, pace and instructions, ultimately they provide the opportunity to take responsibility for working on your own. I really love that opportunity!”

– Marsha White

“Finis pours his knowledge out to all who will, including the least likely, adult beginners! He treats all equally and welcomes anyone who truly wants to learn. His method and results reach across the ages and speak for themselves. Every class is peppered with wisdom, insight and encouragement, along with his attention to detail, his ‘Eagle eye’ and carefully planned progression. And the added bonus is that you can acquire streaming videos from his vast library, or choose to rent a rewind class, and practice at home!”

– Donna Neu

I absolutely loved the Strengthen your turnout class … I’ve never been taught ballet this way before (and I wish I had). This is a real luxury to be able to learn from someone with such an inspiring trajectory and this much experience, without distance even being an issue.”

– Stephanie Lebrun