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!
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
1: (right foot) Ball
2: pointe - look over the shoulder
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.
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
1-2: grand plié with port de bras de dans
3-4: cambré into the barre