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Beginner Ballet Barre + some center - Swan Lake themed

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

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) They also work great alongside my Ballet Storytime slideshows and lesson plans.





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.


Recommended Playlist

  1. Battement Tendus 2/4 (Swan Lake Ballet class vol. 1 #2)

  2. Plie 1 - Swan Lake Pas de trois (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire vol. 1, #2)

  3. Pirouette 1 - from Swan Lake Act III (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire vol. 1, #32)

  4. Grand Battements (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #8)

  5. Pose turns (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #17)

  6. Adage 1 (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #13)

  7. Adage 2 (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #14)

  8. Battement Glisses (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #12)

  9. Battements Tendu and Pirouette (Swan Lake ballet class vol. 1 #10)

  10. Balance (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire Vol. 2, #30)

  11. Boy's Solo from Pas de Trois (Dance with Margot, Vol. 4, #38)

  12. Petite Allegro - Swan Lake variation III (Jefferson Dalby* free download)

  13. Seigried's Solo act 3 (Dance with Margot, vol. 4, #40)

  14. Fondu 2 (Music for Ballet Class - Repertoire Vol. 2, #12)


Foot Warmup

1: ball

2: pointe

3: ball

4: heel

&5 &6: 2 pop-ups

&: pop up

7-8: plié in 1st.

repeat right and left twice


Plié

1-8: 4 demi pliés

1-4: cambré into the barre

5-6 elevé and lower

7: tendu

8: lower to 2nd position


1-8: 2 slow grand pliés

1-4: cambré away from the barre

5-6: elevé and lower

7: tendu

8: close in 5th


1-8: 4 demi pliés

1-4: cambré forward and come up

5: sous-sus and balance to the finish.

Repeat whole combination on the other side


Tendu

1-6: 3 tendu front

7-8: plié and stretch

repeat side and back, then,

1-8: sous-sus and balance, plié and stretch at the last count.

Repeat from the back.


Temps Lié

1-4: temps lié forward

5-8: temps lié backwards with inside foot

1-4: temps lié away from the barre and close

5-8: temps lié towards the barre and close back.

reverse from the back.


Degagé

1-8: 4 degagé closing in 5th

1-8: plié and passé balance, cloes in 5th plié.

Repeat en croix


Rond de Jambe

1-4: 1 rond de jambe de hors

5-8: 1 rond de jambe de hors

1-4: 1 rond de jambe de hors

5-8: cambré forward and come up

1-4: 1 rond de jambe de dans

5-8: 1 rond de jambe de dans

1-4: 1 rond de jambe de dans

5: sous-sus

6: passé

7-8: extend to arabesque and hold, balance if you can.