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Traditional Ballet Series: Basic

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“Dance: The Cutting Edge – Traditional Ballet: Basic” is the perfect knowledge-packed challenge and starting point for older beginners, ballet novices, or can be a great conditioning course alongside any of our Level 1-4 videos. Our “Basic Ballet” was conceived by Allyn Ginn Ayers, a professional dancer and dance instructor based in Miami, Florida, and member of Dance Now! Previously with Gin Dance Company, located in Washington DC, Allyn started dancing at the age of three and developed a strong background in both classical ballet and modern techniques. In all, dancers will see 47 exceptional steps! She guides her class through a full barre, Pliés to Battements, focusing on learning and perfecting the movements that truly warm the body.

Students begin to learn jumps at the barre, including those with Batu (beats) such as Entrechat Trois, Quatre, and Cinq (wow!). All five feet positions and eight body positions (a dancer’s Epaulement) are reviewed and explained. Both en Dedan (inside) and en Dehor (outside), Pirouettes are done in center, as well as a ballet dancer’s most used jumps: Pas de Chats, Grand Jetes, and Saut de Chats.