Turning Connecting Movements & Turning Jumps – Basic Ballet 7


Taught by Finis Jhung.

Levels 2 & Up. All Regions DVD. 100 minutes. 13 exercises.

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This video has two different center classes, each with six combinations that build and progress. Count-by-count, Finis Jhung and Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre show you how to create beautiful lines, balanced turns, by correctly executing various linking steps. Knowing how to connect your movements is the key to your success. Center Class C teaches six combinations based on pas de bourrées, soutenus, balancés, and chassés that turn. Center Class D teaches six combinations based on grand jeté en tournant, fouetté arabesque, emboité, saut de basque, and connecting steps that turn. The video concludes with a discussion on proper turn-out, and the proper use of muscles and bones. The CD music is by Webster Smith.

CENTER CLASS C: Turning Connecting Movements

  1. Adagio: Developpés, pas de bourrée en tournant, promenade
  2. Slow Waltz: Developpé, waltz turn, balancé turn, pirouette en attitude
  3. Changements: Pirouette en attitude, balancé en tournant, pas de bourrée, changements
  4. Little Jumps: Sauté, chassé en tournant, jeté
  5. Little Jumps & Beats: Jeté, pas de bourrée turn, entrechat quatre
  6. Big Jumps: Glissade, grand jeté à la seconde, pas de bourrée turn, grand jeté saut de chat

CENTER CLASS D: Turning Jumps

  1. Adagio: Soutenu, developpé, “grand jeté entrelacé” par terre
  2. Slow Waltz: Waltz turn, grand pirouette, chaînés turns, pirouette en dehors
  3. Quick Waltz: Piqué grand fouetté, pirouette en dehors, fondu relevé turn
  4. Jig: Arabesque sautillé turn, relevé, changements
  5. Quick Jumps: Grand pas de chat turn, sautés, entrechat six, emboités, saut de basque
  6. Big Jumps: Grand fouetté sauté en diagonale, grand jeté entrelacé, emboités, saut de basque
  7. Discussion: Finding Your turn-out, proper use of muscles and bones.

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  1. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Stretch, Turn-out, & Extension
  2. The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre

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