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Epaullement Barre - Intermediate Follow-Along Barre

This barre is designed for dancers who have 3-6 years of dance training, and who are focusing on the movement and positions of the head and shoulders. Each exercise has a focus on technique plus head position. I hope you enjoy!



Playlist

  • La Moldau. Tendu - Josu Gallastegui, Curtain Call

  • A Chloris - Josu Gallastegui, Adagios

  • Barre. Tendu. Gypsy Song - Joyce Hammann, A Trip to Italy

  • Center Tendu - Kids album 1 - Behind Barres

  • Degage, two tempos - Josu Gallastegui, At Your Request

  • Pique - Josu Gallastegui, music for ballet class and character dancing, disk 1

  • Rond de Jambe a Terre (Sleepy Lagoon) - Christopher Hobson, Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Vol 7

  • Adage, Iris - Christopher Hobson, Modern Studio Melodies, vol. 4

  • Extended Petit Allegro - Rob Thaller, Extended Music for Ballet Class

  • Grand Battement en Cloche (A Wonderful Guy) - Christopher Hobson, Inspirational Ballet Music from Stage and Screen

  • Battement Tendu (Chicago Medley) - Christopher Hobson, Inspirational Ballet Music from Stage and Screen

  • Pirouette (Itsumo Nando) - Christopher Hobson, Inspirational Ballet Music from Stage and Screen




Foot Warmup

1: (right foot) Ball

2: pointe - look over the shoulder

3: ball

4: heel

5-8: repeat on the left foot

1-4: Snake (demi plié, forced arch, stretch legs, lower heels)

5-8: reverse snake (elevé, plié, heels down, stretch legs.)

Repeat with the head going under instead of over.


Repeat the whole combination with the head over and under, but add a plié to the point (count 2 and 6).


To finish: elevé and balance.


 

Plié


in 1st

1-2: demi plié with head inclined under at the hand (moves to un bas and open), and stretch

3-4: demi plié with head inclined under at the hand( moves to high 5th and open), and stretch

5-8: grand plié

1-4: grand plié

5-7: cambré forward and come up

8: tendu to 2nd position


in 2nd:

1-2: grand plié with port de bras de dans

3-4: cambré into the barre