Hey guys! I hope you enjoy this beginner ballet barre. My follow-along classes are designed for students who are away from their teachers or their studios and want to do some work independently. (Note - this barre is suitable for ages 5+, or students brand new to ballet)
I recommend pausing after every few combos to catch your breath and drink some water! Stretch as needed, or follow up with my quick-stretch series (link to come soon!).
Battement Tendu (Sleeping Beauty Ballet Class vol. 1, #2)
Port de bras/Stretch (Sleeping Beauty Ballet Class vol. 1, #9)
Pirouettes 3/4 (Ray Lindsey Free Ballet class, #21) *this is a free album!
Jete 2 - Violente (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire Vol. 1, #7)
Battement Glisse (Sleeping Beauty Ballet Class vol. 1, #3)
Rond de Jambe a terre (Sleeping Beauty Ballet Class vol. 1, #4)
Petit Allegro 2 - Fee Argent (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire Vol. 1, #38)
Grand Battement 1, excerpt from O. 66 (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire, vol. 2, #17)
Foot Warmup, from 1st
1-6: 3 elevé in 1st position
7: tendu front
repeat with the left foot, then right to the side, then left to the side.
1-4: from 1st - 2 demi plié with the arm out
6-5: demi plié with the arm crossing in
7-8: demi plié with the arm coming out
1-4: cambré forward and come up
7: lower the heels
8: tendu to 2nd.
Repeat with cambré into the barre in 2nd, and forward in 5th.
1-6: 3 slow tendu front
repeat en croix
1-4: temps lié forward and close
5-8: temps lié backward and close
1-4: temps lié side away from the barre and close
5-8: temps lié side back towards the barre
repeat from the back
Soutenue and repeat the other side immediately.
1-8: 4 degagé front, last one ending in plié
1-6: passé and try to balance
7-8: close in 5th back
repeat from the back. then,
1-16: 8 degagé to the side in 1st, last one cross to 5th
1-2: demi plié
3-8: passé balance
1-4: 3 piqué front, carry side
5-8: 3 piqué side, carry back
1-4: 3 piqué back hold
5-8: 2 en cloche front and back
repeat from the back.
12 en cloche, last one plié and soutenue
Rond de Jambe
1-4: plié tendu front, rond de jambe de hors to the back, lift the arm to allongé
5-8: 2 rond de jambe de hors
repeat, then repeat all 16 counts from the back de dans.
1-8: slow developpé and close in fifth
1-8: cambré forward and come up
repeat front, side, back, then,
1-2: tendu back
3-4: lift to arabesque
To finish: tendu back, brush front, close in 5th.
1-6: 3 frappé front
7-8: hold in flexed positon and push knee back
repeat en croix and soussus
5-6: plié and tendu front
repeat en croix, finish by balancing in sur le coups de pied.
1-2: 2 grand battement
3: 1 grand battement to tendu
4: 1 grand battement and close in 5th.
repeat en croix