The Art of Pointework Level 5

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Pirouettes.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

Levels 2 & Up. All Regions DVD. 92 minutes. 12 exercises.

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Description

Finis shows and explains each exercise, fifteen year-old Saige Miller demonstrates on both sides, Finis comments and analyzes, and then Saige repeats the exercise. This video is all about the preparations that create the results. Watch how Saige turns her plié and rolls through her feet. As she starts dancing across the floor, notice how Saige places and works her plié and pushes with her feet, which results in beautifully placed triple pirouettes en dehors. Finis and Saige then concentrate on the en dedans pirouette, showing you how to prepare for these tricky turns so that you will really get on your leg and turn with ease. Besides all the technical instructions and demonstrations, Finis has also choreographed some exercises so that you can improve your dancing skills. And, of course, Saige works on the ballerina’s “bread & butter” steps — piqué turns and fouetté turns. After Saige shows her single fouetté turns, she goes on to doubles. The CD music is by Scott Killian.

  1. Rolling through the feet, at the barre
  2. Turning the plié, half way, at the barre
  3. Pirouette en dehors to fourth position, at the barre
  4. Échappé, relevé retiré, fondu relevé, pirouette en dehors
  5. Pas de bourrée, pirouette en dehors, piqué arabesque
  6. Assemblé soutenu, pirouette en dedans
  7. Piqué arabesque en manège, pas de bourrée, pirouette en dedans
  8. Développé écarté, relevé attitude, pas de bourrée en tournant, pirouette en dehors
  9. Pas de bourrée en tournant, grand rond de jambe, chassé, relevé-développé, piqué arabesque, grand pirouette à la seconde
  10. Piqué pirouette en dedans, pas de bourrée couru en première
  11. Piqué pirouette en attitude en dedans, pas de bourrée
  12. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant en dehors sautillé
  13. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant: Singles, Doubles

BONUS EXTRAS:

  1. Finis talks with Saige
  2. Saige’s Pre-Class Stretches
  3. Saige & Her Pointe Shoes

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions N/A
Video Options

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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.

Available on these DVDs

  1. Absolute Beginner Ballet Group Class 1
  2. Beginner Ballet Barre
  3. Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
  4. Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
  5. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
  6. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
  7. Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
  8. The Boy Ballet Dancer
  9. The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
  10. Get on Your Leg & Dance!
  11. Meditative Stretching
  12. The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
  13. The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
  14. Use Your Arms & Dance!
  15. Use Your Head & Turn!

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. To advance between chapters, the user is required to manually click the exercise video they wish to play. Unfortunately, auto-advance is not available at this time.

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— Trula Hudelson

“I have been training with your videos now for a year and a half; six days (sometimes seven) each week. Because of your training and techniques, I have been able to improve my own technique. At age 46, I have become a better dancer and teacher. I apply your techniques in all my classes, whether they be ballet, jazz, tap or hip-hop. After all, a turn is a turn, no matter the dance idiom. My classes run a little slower than they used to, but I prefer quality rather than quantity and my students seem to really enjoy the process and are learning the proper way to do things. Most importantly, they are understanding the reason why they do what they do. I want my students to dance ‘clean’ and don’t just ‘shake it and fake it.’ You are my hero and I want to be the teacher you are! I have gone through almost all your DVDs and have now begun learning from your pointe package. I can’t wait!”
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“Awesome workout video to improve pointe ballet technique!”

— Verified Amazon Review

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— Laurie Levasseur, Laurie’s School of Dance, Winslow, ME

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