Private Class with Finis

One on One with Finis

From $100

If you’d like me to coach you, or analyze your work, or help you better understand ballet technique, or, if you just want to talk about life face-to-face, let’s do it.

We can work long-distance via SKYPE or up close in a studio.

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE: Please email me and tell me about yourself and what you would like to accomplish. Then let’s decide how I can best help you.

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Monday. November 13, 2017. Just enjoyed a 30-minute One on One Skype session with a lovely young ballerina-to-be who lives in North Carolina. She danced full-out on pointe in a good-sized studio. She’s been told she lacks attack and that her dancing is uninteresting. What I observed is that like many young dancers today, she has not been taught to use her spine and arms in opposition to the movements of her feet and legs. She “dances with the wrong leg”—she emphasizes lifting her legs into poses rather than stepping out, pushing down, and getting on her supporting leg. Therefore, she appears to always be on the same level especially when she jumps because she does not reach out and use her pushing foot. She worked very hard, and showed great improvements and had moments of inspired beauty. With Skype, it’s as though I was in the studio with her. How about you? What can I help you with?

If you’d like me to coach you, or analyze your work, or help you better understand ballet technique, or, if you just want to talk about life face-to-face, let’s do it.

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE: Please email me and tell me about yourself and what you would like to accomplish. Then let’s decide how I can best help you.

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Session Length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

“My One on One session with Finis was extremely helpful. It not only helped me with my own ballet technique but also with my teaching. I have studied his videos and tried to apply the knowledge I have gained in both my dancing and teaching. However, having him there watching and directing me was invaluable. He was able to articulate specifically what I needed to do to improve my technique. In the thirty minutes, I learned about my optimal turnout, how to plié, relevé and tendu correctly and how best to execute pirouettes and jumps. Thank you Finis!

— Cheri Nakamura

“Finis, I want to say thank you for your Skype class yesterday. The girls gleaned a lot and I even more! It was very beneficial! It’s been hard for me to learn the more advancing steps and combinations without being in a program myself but I’m coming along slowly… I have to hurry or these girls will catch up with all I know!

Having your videos and access to you via Skype is priceless! Elizabeth really loved the class!! I loved watching her catch on as you went along.

“Again, thank you. I’ll contact you again in a month or so as we have time to work on what we learned and put these into combinations. They will bring the combinations to our next class.
I know I keep saying it, but thank you. I love working with you!

—Holly Hutchens, Artistic Director, Karar Academy, Amery, WI