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The Art of Teaching Turns
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The Art of Teaching Turns

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Starring:
Finis Jhung
Producer:
Ballet Dynamics Inc.
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Genre:
Ballet
Format:
DVD
Running Time:
65 minutes
Release Date:
2011
Availability:
Available
 

 Summary

Learn the "secrets" to dazzling turns. It all comes from the preparation. Finis begins chaînés turns for beginners, and gradually progresses, step by step, to the advanced level on pointe. Exercises include a slow promenade that teaches the most crucial elements of the pirouette preparation; simple pirouettes en dehors and en dedans; en dehors turns in large poses that travel across the floor; en dedans turns in poses that travel.

EXERCISES:

1. Introduction
2. Placement & mechanics, preparing for châinés turns
3. Single châinés turns
4. Continuous châiné turns
5. Promenade for pirouette en dehors, en dedans
6. Pirouettes from 4th position, en dehors & en dedans
7. Waltz, pirouettes en dehors & en dedans, châinés
8. En dehors turns across the floor: passé, à la seconde, attitude, châinés
9. En dedans turns across the floor: passé, à la seconde, arabesque, attitude
10. Piqué turn en dedans (on pointe)
11. Piqué turns en dehors (on pointe)
12. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant (on pointe)
13. Pas de bourrée, fouetté turn, soutenu, pirouette en dedans (on pointe)

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