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Ballet Basics: Lesson 11 with Finis Jhung


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 8:46
  • Media: Flash video file
  • Use: Watch Online
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Posted: 04/14/2011

This lesson is part of the following series:

Ballet Basics with Finis Jhung (13 lessons, $29.70)

Lesson 11. Slow tombé pas de bourrée, tendu, turn

When you pirouette facing the corner, it's usually preceded with a tombé pas de bourrée en avant as demonstrated by Sachiko Kanai. In one of her turns to the right, Sachiko drops to her heel too soon. Finis tells her to give her supporting knee a final push. She corrects herself, and floats a turn-and-a-half "stuck" on half-toe. When she turns to the left, she improves when she "listens" to her right toe. When she repeats to the right, Finis reminds her to push down and that "everything" is in her supporting toe. When she repeats to the left, she tends to fall back. Finis tells her not to move her arms faster than she can work her feet and legs, because that makes her pull her shoulder and knee back towards her heel. Sachiko "sticks" the final turn. Finis reminds Sachiko "if you keep falling on your heel, you're doing it wrong. Fix it by trying something different!"

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