This barre is great to incorporate into your pre-pointe class, or to do at home for extra strengthening. I recommend this set of combos for students between the ages of 11-14, or who have had about 3 years of ballet training.
Students - read through the combos first and make sure you are not attempting steps your teacher has not taught you yet!
Extended Walks - Rob Thaller Extended Tracks - #2
Adagio (Spartacus) - Josu Gallastegui Adagios - #15
Extended Minuet (walks 2) - Rob Thaller Extended Tracks - #3
Barre. Tendu. Quartet. (from Rigoletto) Joyce hammonn and Steven V. Mitchell A Trip to Italy - #3
Barre. Degage. Caro Nome. Joyce hammonn and Steven V. Mitchell A Trip to Italy - #5
Close Every Door - Lisa Harris Tendu - #11
Battement Degagé (tarantella)- Josu Gallastegui Piano Music for Ballet & Character Dance, Disk 1 - #4
Adagio - Josu Gallastegui At Your Request - #14
Grand Battement - Josu Gallastegui - At Your Request - 11
begin in parallel facing the barre.
Ball, Point,Ball, Heel on the R/L/R/L. 4 half tempo elevés
Ball, Point (and plié), Ball, Heel on R/L/R/L, 8 full tempo elevés. Cross to 5th on last one.
Ball, Point, Ball, Heel (and plié) on R/L/R/L, coupé over on last one. Repeat beginning with the left foot. Last one coupé to 1st position.
4 snakes, 4 reverse snakes.
in 1st: 3 demi plié, relevé, demi plié, stretch. Cambré in and out. 3 elevés, plié to 2nd.
in 2nd: 2 grand plié, one with a port de bras de hors, one with a port de bras de dans. Cambré into the barre with a tendu, temps lié and cambré away with a tendu. Close in 5th.
in 5th: 3 demi plié, soussus, cambré over and back (fairly fast) Plié and tendu front.
in 4th: temps lié forward, temps lié back, plié in 4th and relevé, temps lié forward, temps lié back. Plié in tendu, cambré forward, stretch the standing leg straight to go back; soutenue and repeat 5th and 4th on the other side immediately.