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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique Level 4: Intermediate Centerwork on Jumps

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Level 4 Intermediate Centerwork on Jumps.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

Levels 2 & Up. All Regions DVD. 60 minutes. 18 exercises.


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Finis teaches you how to execute connecting movements, or linking steps, such as the glissade and pas de bourrée, so that they become preparations for the little jumps — petit allegro — that are a highpoint of every class. Finis shows each exercise, step-by-step, count-by-count, and then Saige does it. Finis then analyzes and corrects, and Saige repeats it. You know, there’s nothing like looking in the mirror and seeing yourself “standing in the air.” These exercises are designed to let you do just that. The French call it “ballon.” Roughly translated, it means you’re going to have more bounce to the ounce!

  1. Échappé sauté, sous-sus, tombé chassé pas de bourrée
  2. Échappé sauté to one foot, chassé pas de bourrée
  3. Sissone passé derrière, pas de bourrée dessous, chassé pas de bourrée
  4. Sissone passé derrière, glisser, pas de bourrée
  5. Glissade derrière, pas de bourrée
  6. Glissade, tendu, passé par terre, pas de bourrée
  7. Glissade, sissone passé derrière, pas de bourrée
  8. Preparing for jeté
  9. Jeté dessus, coupé, tendu, chassé pas de bourrées
  10. Jeté dessus, sauté derrière, coupé, tendu, passé par terre, arabesque, pas de bourrée
  11. Glissade, jeté, coupé, passé par terre, arabesque, pas de bourrée
  12. Assemblé dessus, sissone passé derrière, pas de bourrée
  13. Glissade, assemblé, sissone passé derrière, pas de bourrée en tournant
  14. Temps de cuisse, sissone fermé de côté, glisser tendu, pas de bourrée
  15. Temps de cuisse, sissone fermé, glisser, arabesque, pas de bourrées
  16. Temps de cuisse, sissone fermé, sissone ouverte, pas de bourrée, jeté, pas de bourrée, assemblé
  17. Sauté arabesque, sauté derrière, pas de bourrée, glissade (jeté fermé)

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.

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“This video is exactly what I’ve need. Jumps have been the hardest for me to learn, and now I see why. I didn’t understand the WHAT or the HOW of what I was supposed to do. Finally, I’ve got the missing piece to the puzzle. I went to class tonight, and after doing your jump video once, and watching it a couple of times, my teacher noticed improvements in my jumps. She said I had good elevation and I was landing much better!! That says it all for me. Your method of teaching really works!!”

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