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Pirouette Class 3

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20 En Dedans Turn Exercises.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

Levels 2 & Up. All Regions DVD. 75 minutes. 20 exercises.


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Students (and professionals) seem to find the en dedans pirouette challenging to execute properly. Study this video and your problems will be solved. All you have to do is the right thing. As he did in the Pirouette Class 2 DVD, Finis has broken down the pirouette en dedans (simple, attitude, arabesque, à la seconde) into its component parts and shows you the proper sequence of movement which leads to beautifully balanced and controlled turns. After Finis shows you how to do each exercise, count-by-count, it is demonstrated with elegant precision by Isabella Boylston, principal dancer (as Finis predicts in the video) of The American Ballet Theatre. The CD music is by Scott Killian.

  1. Promenade in retiré devant without battement second, arms 5th
  2. Promenade in retiré devant with battement 2nd, arms 1st
  3. Promenade in attitude
  4. Promenade in arabesque
  5. Promenade à la seconde
  6. Discussion: The plié relevé
  7. Practice the plié relevé at the barre
  8. Fondu relevé at the barre
  9. Discussion: Turn the supporting arm to 1st & 5th positions
  10. Simple pirouette: direct to retiré, arms 5th
  11. Simple pirouette: battement second, arms 1st
  12. Pirouette en attitude
  13. Pirouette en arabesque
  14. Pirouette à la seconde
  15. Tombé pas de bourrée, pirouette en dedans
  16. Piqué arabesque, step to fourth, simple pirouette, sous-sus, pas de bourrée
  17. Piqué arabesque, step to fourth, pirouette à la seconde to arabesque, pas de bourrée
  18. Piqué turn en dedans on pointe
  19. Double piqué turns on pointe
  20. Fondu relevé developpé, tombé double pirouettes on pointe
  21. BONUS: Finis Jhung chats with Isabella Boylston

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.

I’ve been doing your DVDs with my mother in her 60s. It’s helping her out a lot with learning to keep her balance and have good posture. Even the slightest movements have helped strengthen her muscles. We love you.”

— Trula Hudelson

“I’m just so incredibly thankful to have found you and only wish that I had found you 20 years ago when I was dancing! My turns are better now at 44 than ever and I’ve been dancing since I was one and a half years old. I completely owe that to you! I thought I was just a petite allegro kind of girl who couldn’t turn, but you’ve changed all of that. My turns still can’t keep up with my fast feet (which aren’t nearly as fast as they used to be), but at least I’m no longer terrified when I need to turn! You are such a blessing to me and have helped make sense of many dance steps. I’m also thankful for the refresher with ballet terminology, as I took a very long break from ballet due to a career-ending injury. It was difficult to remember all of the terminology after so long a break. Your DVDs and Guidebook have been so helpful in bringing it all back. I am a dance teacher, a personal trainer, and a Master Balletone Instructor. I’m always grateful for how you blend exercise, science and ballet. There is a method to the madness and you have found it! The world is a better place because of your incredible mind, kind heart, and love for ballet. I hope to be able to make it up to NY one day to meet you and take one of your classes!”

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Creation Arts & Athletics, Charlotte, NC

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— Ileana Soare, NYC, NY

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