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Follow-Along Beginner Barre - Disney Highlights

Updated: May 21

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.





Recommended Playlist - All from Nate Fifield's Disney Hits

  1. Chim Chim Cher-ee

  2. Circle of Life

  3. You've Got a Friend In Me

  4. You're Welcome

  5. So This is Love

  6. Sleeping Beauty Fairies

  7. Reflection

  8. Be Our Guest


Warmup

Ball, Point, Ball, Heel, tendu front, flex, tendu, close in 1st. Alternate feet as you work en croix. Finish with an elevé and balance.





Plié

In 1st: 4 Demi plié. Cambré into the barre, and away from the barre. quick elevé and lower, tendu to 2nd.


In 2nd: 2 grand pliés. Tendu outside foot and cambré in. Tendu inside foot and cambré out. Tendu to 5th.


In 5th: 4 demi plié, cambré forward slowly, soussus and soutenue. Repeat 5th on the other side. Soutenue and finish.




Tendu

2 tendu front, 1 tendu and temps lié forward, closing back. Reverse. To the side, 2 tendu side, 3rd one plié in 5th, releve and hold until count 6, plié, tendu, close back and reverse.




Degagé

En croix: 8 degagé, 2 echappé, 1 passé. Hold the last passé to balance.



Rond de Jambe

3 rond de jambe de hors, and brush forward. Revere. 2 grand en l'air, 1 grand into arabesque; hold, and close, cambré forward. Reverse. After the last grand de dans, soussus and soutenue to repeat immediatley.





Fondu

Double fondu at half tempo, en croix. Balance in coups de pied.




Frappé

slowly - 3 frappé and carry to next position; repeat f/s/b, and 4 counts of petite battement, then reverse. Soutenue to repeat.




Developpé

This combo has an 8 count intro. Do a cambré or a port de bras of choice.


1-4: Developpé front

5-7: carry to the side

8: close back

1-4: Developpé back

5-7: carry to the side

8: close front

1-4: inside foot, developpé front

5-6: brush back to arabesque

7: tendu back

8: de tourné

1-8: port de bras or cambré of choice


repeat on the other side.



Grand Battement

En Croix: 3 grand battement and 1 plié

Repeat in soussus, and soutenue to repeat




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