Updated: Apr 28
Cinderella is wonderful, and Prokofiev is crazy.
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.
Dumpy's Variation (Female Variations, Vol. 1, Pt 1, #6)
Cinderella (Ballet L'école, #22)
Cinderella's dance (Female Variations, Vol. 1, Pt 1, #8)
Autumn Fairy (Female Variations, Vol. 1, Pt 1, #4)
Winter Fairy (Female Variations, Vol. 1, Pt 1, #5)
Prokofiev's Cinderella, the Grand Waltz
Prokofiev's Cinderella, Mazurka from Act II
1-4: ball, point, ball, heel'
5-8: tendu front, flex, point, close
repeat R,L front and RL side
1: demi plié
3: demi plié
4: stretch straight
1-4: cambré into the barre
5-7: cambré away from the barre
8: tendu to 2nd
Repeat in 2nd. Cambrés done with a tendu. Repeat in 4th with a cambré forward and back. Sous-sus to balance.
1: tendu front
2: flex and plié
5-8: 2 tendu front and close
1: tendu side
3: tendu side
4: close front
5: tendu side
6: close back
repeat from the back
1 slow tendu en croix
(slight hesitation in the music)
2 tendu en croix closing in 1st
2 tendu en croix closing in 5th
4 coupé releve back and front with the outside leg
4 echappé releve
Balance in passé
Degagé and Piqué
1-4: 4 degagé front
5-8: 1 piqué f/s/b, close b.
repeat from back
(extra 4 counts:)
Passé to the back, passé to the front
16 degagé in 1st, with arms as desired. Balance in passé
Rond de Jambe
1-4: 4 rond de jambe de hors
5-8: 1 grand en l'air
1-4: 1 grand
5-8: cambré forward and come up
sous-sus - the music speeds up slightly.
1-8: circular cambré in soussus
1-8: reverse the cambré in soussus
passé, open to attitude, balance, extend to arabesque, soussus back, soutenue away from the barre, coupé over to finish.
1-4: 4 frappé front
5-8: 2 slow double side
1-4: 4 frappé back
5-8: 2 slow double side
repeat in relevé with doubles to plié
1-8: petite battement in sur le coups de pied, balance
*this music uses the actual ballet music, speed will depend on your version of the ballet.
begin with a slow cambré of choice - there is about 12 counts to do this.
1 fondu, extend and close, 1 developpé, close. Repeat en croix, but do not close the extension side on the last time - carry to arabesque and hold.
1-4: 2 battement front and close
5: battement front
6: drop to 4th and lunge
7: battement front
8: close in 5th
Repeat with the inside leg to the back
1-8: 4 battement side
1-4: 1 battement, drop to 2nd, push up, close back
5-8: 1 battement, drop to 2nd, push up, close front
8 Balançoirewith straight legs
6 Balançoirewith attitude, soutenue to repeat on the other side immediately.