This is a fun barre designed for intermediate dancers. All of the music is from the ballet Giselle! Giselle is one of my favorite ballet stories ever. I hope you enjoy!
Port de Bras - Rob Thaller, Repertoire, vol. 1
Adage/Stretching X1 4/4 - Debbi Parks and Norman Higgins, Giselle Ballet Class vol. 1
Warm-Up with Port de Bras - Rob Thaller, Repertoire, Vol. 2
1st Boy's Solo - Margot Kazimirska, Dance with Margot Vol. 4
Grand Battement 2 - Rob Thaller, Repertoire vol. 2
Petite Allegro 4 - Rob Thaller, Repertoire vol. 1
Adage 3, Pas de Deux 2 - Rob Thaller, Repertoire, vol. 1
Giselle Pas de Six Adagio - Margot Kazimirska, Dance with Margot Vol. 4
Centre Jete - Rob Thaller, Repertoire vol. 2
2nd Boy's Solo - Margot Kazimirska, Dance with Margot Vol. 4
Medium Allegro 2 - Rob Thaller, Repertoire, Vol. 2
1: Right foot: tendu front
2: flex and plié
4: close in plié
5-8: Repeat on the left
1: right foot, tendu side
2. flex and plié
3: tendu side
4: plié in 2nd position
5: tendu left foot
6: flex and plié
8: close in 1st.
repeat the whole combination starting with the left foot.
1-4: 2 demi plié
5-8: grand plié
1-3: grand plié
5-6: cambré into the barre
8: tendu to 2nd position.
1-2: Right foot: tendu front, close
3-4: Left foot: tendu front, close
5: right foot: tendu side
6: roll down to 2nd
7-8: squeeze right foot back into 1st position
1-8: Repeat starting with the left foot.
1-16: Repeat whole set with tendu back instead of front.
2nd set: repeat, closing your tendu in plié. To the side, plié in 2nd, squeeze together in plié, and stretch straight.
3rd set: repeat, in fondu and closing straight. To the side, transfer the weight, squeeze together in plié, and stretch straight.
4th set: repeat, with straight legs as in set 1, but in 2nd elevé and squeeze together on the balls of the feet. lower to first.
Finish with 4 elevé in 1st, 4 relevé in 1st, 4 elevé in 2nd, 4 relevé in 2nd. Balance for a few counts and finish.
Notes on epaulement included in this video.
Variation - this combination can absolutely be done center for a turnout and pre-pointe exercise!
1-2: 2 tendu front
3: tendu back
4: tendu front
5-6: 2 tendu side in 1st
7: tendu side, close 5th front
8: tendu side, close 5th back
reverse de dans
Set 2 (slight tempo increase)
1: tendu front