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Intermediate Ballet Barre - Mamma Mia theme

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Hey guys! I hope you enjoy this intermediate ballet barre (with a few center exercises.) 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 (Link to come!).


Recommended Playlist (all from Mamma Mia! for Ballet)


  1. Chiquitita (#1)

  2. Slipping Through my Fingers (#2)

  3. Dancing Queen (#4)

  4. Mamma Mia (#5)

  5. Under Attack (7)

  6. I Wonder (#9)

  7. One of Us (#10)

  8. Money Money Money (#11)

  9. Knowing Me, Knowing You (#13)

  10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (#15)

  11. Ring Ring (#20)

  12. Eagle (#14)


(Optional - you can add this combination as a tendu or a degagé, or even do center.)


Warmup

with one hand on the barre in parallel position;

1. Ball of the foot

2: point and plié

3: stretch the standing leg and press back to the ball

4: heel down

5-8: repeat with the inside leg

1: demi plié

2: press up to a forced arch

3-4: stretch the legs straight to relevé

5: lower the heels

&6-7: 2 fast elevé and lower

8: turn out to 1st.

repeat in 1st and 2nd position.

then,

1-4: cambré forward

5-6: plié with hands on the ground and stretch the legs

7-8: stand up

1-2: cambré into the barre

3-4: curl through the spine and come center to come up

5-8: turn away from the barre and go to 1st position on the other side to repeat the cambré sequence.


Plié

in 1st:

1: demi plié

2: forced arch

3: relevé

4: lower the heels right into the--

5-8: grand plié and stretch the legs straight

1-4: 2 demi plié

5-7: cambré into the barre

8: tendu to 2nd

in 2nd:

1: demi plié

2: forced arch

3: relevé

4: lower the heels right into the--

5-8: grand plié and stretch the legs straight

1-4: 2 demi plié

5-7: cambré away from the barre

8: tendu to 5th


in 5th:

1: demi plié

2: forced arch

3: relevé

4: lower the heels right into the--

5-8: grand plié

1-4: 2 demi plié

5-7: cambré forward

8: tendu forward to 4th.


In 4th:

1: demi plié

2: forced arch

3: relevé

4: lower the heels

5-8: 2 demi plié

1-5: circular cambre de hors

6-8: soussus and soutenue to repeat immediately.


Tendu


Set 1

1-2: tendu front

3: roll down to 4th

4: push up to tendu

5: close in 5th

6: tendu front

7-8: close

Repeat front, side, back, then,

5: tendu side

6: plié in 2nd

7: tendu side

8: close back.

Repeat from the back.