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.
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.
Playlist (All from David Plumpton's TV Themes for Ballet)
Birds of a Feather - track # 14
Neighbours - track # 4
Keeping Up Appearances - track # 7
The Beverley Hillbillies - track # 28
Mash - track # 18
Inspector Morse - track # 19
The Big Bang Theory - track # 27
The Flying Doctors - track # 22
It Ain't Half Hot Mum - track # 36
1st: 2 demi plié, 1 "intro" to grand. 3 slow elevé, plié to 2nd.
2nd: repeat, but keep the heels on the ground.
5th: repeat 1st, soutenue, and repeat 5th on the other side immediately.
1-4: 2 tendu front
5: tendu front
6: en cloche back
7: en cloche front
1-4: 2 tendu side
5: tendu side
6: plié in 2nd
7: tendu side
8: close back.
reverse from the back.
3 degagé, plié in 5th. Passé balance, close. Repeat f/s/b, then, passé face the barre, balance, soutenue to other side and repeat.
3 Piqué front, carry side; 3 piqué side, carry back; 3 piqué back, 2 en cloche. Reverse from the back.
8 slow en cloche, 16 counts double en cloche, closing in 5th on the last count.
Rond de Jambe
4 rond de jambe de hors. 1 grand en l'ar over 4 counts, 1 cambré forward, and reverse. Soutenue and repeat other side immediately.
4: extend front
6: extend just a bit higher
repeat f/s/b, then,
1: tendu side
2-5: cambré into the barre and bring the arm out
8: plié to repieat
4 slow frappé, f/s/b, 4 counts of petite battement with a flexed food (your own speed)
Reverse, with about 2 counts of petite battement with a pointed foot, soussus, soutenue, and repeat.
Balancoire and Grand Battement
7 balancoire, close front. 1 grand battement f/s/b, close. Reverse, and soutenue.