Get On Your Leg & Dance!

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Increase Your Strength, Speed & Control.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

All Levels. All Regions DVD. 46 minutes. 15 exercises.

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Description

Learn to step into the air and over-cross your glissade so you strike beautiful poses on flat, half-toe and in the air with speed and elegance. Each exercise teaches you how to correctly plié and relevé on one leg so you develop the muscular strength you need to have so that you can maximize your range of movement while avoiding injury. Finis Jhung breaks down each exercise in detail and then it is superbly demonstrated by Antonio Carmena, soloist of The New York City Ballet, whose “beautiful line and astounding jumps” says The New York Times, are nothing short of “revelatory.” The CD music is by Scott Killian.

PART 1. DANCING FORWARD (EN AVANT)

  1. Fondu-developpé devant, tombé arabesque, passé par terre en arrière, port de bras
  2. Fondu-relevé-developpé devant, tombé arabesque, passé par terre en arrière
  3. Step en l’air, passé par terre en avant & en arrière, temps lié
  4. Step fondu-relevé-developpé devant, tombé arabesque, passé par terre en arrière
  5. Fondu-relevé-developpé devant, relevé arabesque, sous-sus, changements
  6. Grand jeté en avant, passé par terre en arrière
  7. Sauté, tombé, steps en avant, grand jeté saut de chat en avant, cabriole derrière

PART 2. DANCING SIDEWAYS (DE CÔTÉ)

  1. Demi-plié, dégagé à la seconde, battement fondu developpé
  2. Demi-plié, dégagé à la seconde, battement fondu developpé relevé
  3. Glissade precipitée derrière, relevé dégagé, sous-sus, arabesque, temps lié
  4. Glissade precipitée derrière, fondu-relevé-developpé à la seconde, step & pose
  5. Petit jeté dessus, step, pointe
  6. Assemblé dessus, step, pointe
  7. Glissade precipitée derrière, petit jeté dessus, assemblé dessus, pas de bourrée
  8. Glissade precipitée derrière, grand jeté à la seconde, pas de bourrée sauté

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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.

You can find this feature on these videos.

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:

  1. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
  2. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre

Streaming Playback

Streaming videos do not offer multiple playback modes. Each DVD chapter/exercise is presented as an individual video. Once you complete an exercise, the next will play automatically. There is currently no “workout mode” available for streaming.

“5 STARS! I used to take dance lesson and this was a great review especially on technique. It was very easy to follow.

— Amazon Customer. September 20, 2013

“5 STARS! Thank you for this amazing video which transforms mystery into possibility and eventually success! For any dancer of any level maintaining the balance throughout an exercise or combination is essential. This is exactly the focus of this video: to reveal how to use feet, arms and body in coordination, so that we are always in balance and in control when moving across the floor. We can see these qualities of perfect balance, coordination and movement articulation in the flawless execution of Antonio Carmena, NYCB soloist. Finis’s explanations point out step-by-step what needs to be done so that a dancer can step into the air, jump high with lightness and move with elegance across the floor.


“In Part 1 of this video, Finis presents us with deceivingly simple exercises that strengthen the feet and make it possible for the student to perform the jumps in Part 2. The combinations in Part 2 may be more challenging for an adult student: learning to understand how to use the body with the correct movement sequence allows even a less advanced dancer to do the exercises with correct form while continuing to work on elevation and lightness of jumps. We are instructed to push down on the floor with strength, use the arms, and bend the spine as needed with the movement.

I found all the exercises involving fondu-relevé-développé really helpful and could feel the difference in my own dancing when I did them correctly. I also thought it was brilliant of Finis to explain how to control the coordination of head-shoulders- arms and the spine in jumps such as the sauté and grand jeté in order to obtain an astounding line and elevation of the jumps. And, Antonio Carmena amazes us with his perfect execution from this point of view. I do not remember having heard such explanations anywhere before.


“The video has three modes to play – full class, individual exercises and workout mode.* This is excellent, because depending on where you are with your training or time constraints, you have a choice. I do not know of any other video that offers such a great choice.


“All in all, this is an invaluable resource for any dancer, teacher or balletomane who is serious about understanding how technique paves the way to artistry. A must-have by all means!

— 
Ileana L. Ray, Brooklyn, NY. September 2, 2016

* This feature is available in hard-copy DVDs only; not on streaming videos.

“After applying what I learned and then taught from studying this video, one of my adult students exclaimed, ‘I feel like I can actually move across the floor now! I’m going to send my gymnast daughter here for help with her floor work.’”

— Joyce DiLauro, Director, Starship Dance, Guilford, CT

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