The Art of Teaching Barre

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Taught by Finis Jhung.

All Levels. All Regions DVD. 90 minutes. 12 chapters, 11 exercises.


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Finis Jhung reviews all the basic points of teaching barre to both beginners as well as advanced students. He tells you everything he’s observed during his long career of teaching professionals and amateurs in New York City. The bottom line is, you’ve got to have a leg to stand on. Most teachers tend to focus on foot positions and the working leg; as a result, their students develop poor habits which weaken the supporting side and adversely affect the center work. Here are The Rules of Barrework which will help you avoid the most common mistakes. This detailed, comprehensive guide will give you the “teacher’s eye” that sees problems before they happen. Learn to see and teach what really matters. The piano music is by Anna Korab.

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