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

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Levels 2 & Up. All Regions DVD. 60 minutes. 14 exercises.

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If you’ve never done a pirouette, or are having trouble turning, this is for you. You begin slowly, making half and full turns on two feet (assemblé soutenu); next, you make a full turn slowly on a flat foot (promenade); you add movement to the extended leg (grand rond de jambe) in another promenade; you will identify the muscles that turn your plié; and finally you will practice pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, concluding with a pirouette in the attitude position. Finis shows each exercise, Saige Miller demonstrates, Finis analyzes and corrects, and Saige repeats. The CD music is by Scott Killian.

  1. Assemblé soutenu en tournant en dedans & en dehors (half turns)
  2. Assemblé soutenu en tournant en dedans & en dehors (full turns)
  3. Assemblé soutenu en tournant en dedans, promenade en dedans en attitude, arabesque pose, pas de bourrée en avant
  4. Assemblé soutenu en tournant en dedans, détourné, glisser, tendu poses, promenade en dehors, demi grand rond de jambe en l’air, fondu, pas de bourrée dessous
  5. Assemblé soutenu en tournant en dedans, pas de bourrée en tournant en dehors, promenade en attitude en dedans
  6. Piqué assemblé soutenu en tournant en avant, promenade with grand rond de jambe to 4th arabesque
  7. Half turn, plié en dehors
  8. Full turn, pirouette sur le cou-de-pied, en dehors
  9. Half turn, pirouette sur le cou-de-pied, en dedans
  10. Full turn, pirouette sur le cou-de-pied, en dedans
  11. Pirouette sur le cou-de-pied, en dehors, en dedans
  12. Chassé pas de bourrée, tendu, pirouette sur le cou-de-pied en dehors & en dedans, pas de bourrée en tournant
  13. Step-pose, pas de bourrée, pirouette en attitude en dedans

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“The way you structure the turn exercises is wonderful – I can really feel the balance and the ‘turn.’ The exercises are slow but deliberate. I ‘saw the light’ when you said push onto the standing leg when doing assemble soutenu. I especially like the part where you show how to stay down in demi plié before going up to pirouette.”

— Chooi Chin Liew, Adult Student / Lecturer, Singapore, Singapore

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