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Off to Oz! Beginner follow-along barre

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

  • Popular #16

  • 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

4: close

repeat front, side back closing in plié to the back,