Finis Jhung teaches ballet the way it’s done on stage by the world’s best dancers. While studying these extraordinary dancers in performance, in the classroom, and on video, he discovered that they prepare for balances, turns, and jumps in ways not taught in the traditional ballet class. His instructional videos show you all the “secret” preparations which result in easy balances, space-eating movements, multiple turns, airy jumps, and new-found artistry.
In each video, Finis first presents and shows you how to do each exercise. It is then demonstrated by a professional dancer while he stands by and coaches. Center exercises are usually analyzed and repeated with revisions. The recurring theme in each video is to make sure each student knows how to dance on one leg and understands the mechanics of every movement. As you will read from the customer comments, Finis Jhung’s videos are loaded with detailed instructions, and he spares no effort in explaining HOW to do everything.
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
- Beginner Ballet Barre
- Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner
- Ballet Barre Stretch & Strength
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 1
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 2
- Basic Ballet Movement Skills 3
- The Boy Ballet Dancer
- The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up
- Get on Your Leg & Dance!
- Meditative Stretching
- The Ten-Minute Ballet Break
- The Ten-Minute Stretch Break
- Use Your Arms & Dance!
- 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:
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
- The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre
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.