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,