Before you use this DVD, we strongly recommend you first study Pirouette Class 2. We apologize for the confusion with the numbers, but it’s only now we realize that most students need a more detailed breakdown of the preparatory elements for the en dehors turn. After you’ve done some practice with Pirouette Class 2, you’ll be able to get a lot more out of Pirouette Class 1.
This video builds and progresses from adagio to grand allegro in real time, slow motion, and freeze frame. Dance along with Michele Wiles, former principal dancer of The American Ballet Theatre. We’ve also added breakdowns that clear up the difference between the waltz step and the balancé. And, you’ll be amazed when you see how Michele makes clear the difference between the waltz and the balancé and then flies through the air with the pas de bourrée sauté. It boggles the mind. The CD music is by Scott Killian