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. (Note - this barre is suitable for ages 5+, or students brand new to ballet)
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 A Journey to Oz by David Plumpton
Believe in Yourself #19
As Long As You're Mine #21
The Lullaby League #25
Already Home #33
Emerald City #18
Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead! #26
Optimistic Voices #27
Slide Some Oil To Me #29
Long intro, begin with a cambré forward and arm up over the head, open, to begin.
4 slow demi plié in 1st. Cambré in and out. elevé, lower the heels, tendu to 2nd position.
2 grand pliés in 2nd. cambré forward, elevé, cambré back, lower the heels, tendu to 5th.
4 slow demi pliés in 5th. Circular cambré and soussus, quick balance, and soutenue to repeat 5th position on the other side immediately.
1-4: 2 tendu front
5-8: temps lié forward, close.
1-4: 2 tendu back with the inside foot
5-8: temps lié back, and close.
1-8: 4 tendu side closing in 5th (can modify to 1st)
1: tendu side
2: plié in 2nd
3-5: relevé and balance in 2nd
6: plié in 2nd
7: tendu side and soutenue
8: plié in 5th and repeat immediately.
1-2: 2 degagé front
3: piqué front
repeat front, side back closing in plié to the back,
8: plié back
reverse and repeat.
Rond de Jambe
1-2: pas de cheval to tendu
3: rond de jambe to the back
4: port de bras
5-8: 4 de hors a terre
1-4: 1 grand rond de jambe en l'air
5-8: 1 grand rond de jambe, closing back.
circular cambré de hors and de dans
sous-sus, passé, face the barre, backbend, turn to the other side, extend to arabesque and balance.
3 frappé front, side, back, 1 double to the side; reverse.
8 counts of cecchetti petite battement, 4 counts of sur le coups de pied, relevé balance, soutenue.
(*note - to modify to a slower speed, do 2 frappé at half tempo)
1: tendu front
3-4: extend front
&: brush back and arrive by--
7-8: extend back
&: brush front and arrive by
3-4: extend side
6: coupé under
7-8: pas de bourrée over and coupé to 5th. repeat.
1-4: developpé front
6-7: temps lié forward
repeat back with the inside foot.
1-4: developpé side
5-6: temps lié away from the barre
7-8: temps lié towards the barre
1-7: keeping the leg in tendu to the side, cambré in and down.
8: close back.
reverse the whole combination. the second time to the side, plié and cambré away from the barre into the leg.
1-5: 3 battements front
6: balançoire back
7: balançoire front
4 battements to the side, closing back.
Reverse from the back, soutenue, and repeat.
starting from 5th:
1 tendu front to 1st
1 tendu front to 5th
1 tendu front to 1st
1 tendu side to 5th back
repeat on the second foot, then reverse from the back starting with the second foot.
1-2: tendu side
3-4: rond de jambe to 4th
5-6: passé balance
7-8: plié 5th front.
repeat 3X, then,
1-4: soussus balance
5-7: passé the back foot to the front
8: plié. repeat on the second side.
Can do pirouettes instead of balances.