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!