IMPROVE BALANCE and BODY ALIGNMENT • INCREASE FLEXIBILITY • ENHANCE CORE STRENGTH
CLASSICAL BALLET EXERCISES for PROFESSIONALS
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 Exercise 1. BATTEMENT TENDU and
     DEMI-PLIÉ (facing the barre)
 Exercise 2. DEMI-PLIÉ in First,
     Second Fourth and Fifth Positions     
    (standing side to the barre) 
  Exercise 3. DEMI-PLIÉ from Fifth and 
     Fourth position (other side to the barre)
 • Exercise 4. BATTEMENT TENDU
     from Fifth Position (side to the barre)
  Exercise 5. BATTEMENT TENDU
     From Fifth Position (other side to the barre)
  Exercise 6. BATTEMENT JETÉ

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  Exercise 7. BATTEMENT JETÉ
     (on the other side)
  Exercise 8. RONDS de JAMBE
     par á TERRE
   Exercise 9. RONDS de JAMBE
      par á TERRE (on the other side)
  Exercise 10. BATTEMENT FRAPPÉ
  Exercise 11. BATTEMENT FONDU
     and  ROND de JAMBE en `Lair
  Exercise 12. BATTEMENT FONDU and
     ROND de JAMBE en `Lair (on other side)
  Exercise 13. GRAND BATTEMENT
     (both sides together)
  Exercise 14. STRETCH AT THE BARRE
 Exercise 15. CENTER BATTEMENT
     TENDU and PIROUETTES en Dehors
     (from Fourth Position)
  Exercise 16. CENTER BATTEMENT
      TENDU and PIROUETTES en dohors    
     
(other side from Fourth Position)
 Exercise 17. ADAGE
     (Slow Moving Exercise)
  Exercise 18. ADAGE (on the other side)
  Exercise 19. SAUTÉ and CHANGEMENT
     (Allegro)
 • Exercise 20. ASSEMBLÉ and JETÉ
     (Small Allegro)
 • Exercise 21. GRAND ALLEGRO
 Exercise 22. POINTE SHOE (how to tie)

 

Exercise 2

Demi Plié
In First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Positions
(standing side to the barre).

We start with demi-plié in First Position.
Rise in First Position, grand-plié and ports de bras to the front and back.
Make a little change in Second Position and Fourth Position. 2 x grand pliés and ports de bras toward the barre and away in Second Position, then circuit port de bras in the Fourth Position.
Finish with demi-plié, relevé, grand plié in Fifth Position, and circuit ports de bras away from the barre. 
Relevé in Fifth Position at the end.

Demi-plié exercise is mainly working the mobility of hips, knees and ankles.

Keep a nice fluid Port de Bras, while doing the Grande Plié.

Forward port de bras, keep the weight forward through the toes...

In the grand plié, just make sure that the feet are relaxed and knees open.

Through the sideways port de bras keep the pelvis nice and still. 

Make sure that the port de bras is only
happening from above the waist.


Keep the hips
square.

With a full circle port de bras, the hand frames the head as we move through each position... side... back... 
and side again.

Lift through the supporting legs to close.


Circle port de bras... finger tips lead the way, giving a nice open back.

One foot crosses over, showing a clear turnout
from the back leg... and lower.

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Tendu - means to stretch.
Battement Tendu - is the stretching of the leg and foot away from the body with toes remaining on the surface of the floor.
Plié - Demi means bending of the knees.
Demi-plié - is half bending of the knees.
Devant - to the front.
Derriere - to the back.
Passe - passed.
Relevé -
raised up or to rise.

 



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