For the Love…… Ballet Barre for February

This month has been taken over by frigid weather, dark wintery skies and short days. If you ask anyone I teach they will share with you that I love a hot classroom. It gives your muscles the warmth to stretch, move and you the ability to push your body to its limits. I also love the feeling of sweat trickling down the bottom of my back, it feels like hard work. So as we survive these next couple months of cold snowy weather let’s warm up from the inside out, in all ways. Sometimes finding warmth from the inside out on a cold winter night is the best thing you can do for your soul. Take the fire inside of you, the passion and let us push ourselves, until the sweat trickles and our hearts find warmth.


New Music for Ballet – Caleb Fawcett 2009

Ballet Barre 

Grand Pliés – Pliés both sides Track one
Facing the barre 
Demi plié1,2,3- 2,2,3
Demi plié 3,2,3-4,2,3
Grand plié – 5,2,3-6,2,3-7,2,3 -8
Stretch cambre back right arm – 1,2,3-2,2,3-3,2,3,-4,2,3
Relevé– 5,2,3 – 6,2,3 – tendu second 7,2,3,8
Repeat in second facing the barre – cambre right and left 
Repeat in Fourth Cambre is in lunge wide fourth 
Repeat in Fifth Grand port de bras sous sus
Tendus– Tendus with Port de Bras Track four 
Tendu from first 
Front 1 close 2  lift flex 3 and 4 stretch 5,close 6 tendu 2x 7 and 8 
En qua 
Tendu facing the barre – Tendu both sides Track 5
Facing the barre 
Tendu close first 2x – 1 and 2
Tendu fifth 3, 4 
Pas De Bourrée 5,6,7,8 right then left (right all then left all)
Sauté in first 2 x – 1,2
Jump hit coupe 3 and 4 
Pas de bourrée right - 5 and 6 and 7 and 8( right all then left all)
Left hand on the barre below is done 2x
Tendu front 2x 
Back 2x
Side 2x (2x all)
End releve in passé-plié, relevé, plié, relevé, hold in retire

Dégagé - Track 11 
Front and front pique point - 1,2 ,3 and 4
Front brush back brush front and close -5,6,7,and 8
Back and and back pique point -1,2,3, and 4
Side side side -5,6,7,and 8
All 2x
Frappe – Frappe 2T Track 25
Strike front  - 1,2 
coupe front bk front -3,and 4
Strike side- 5 and 6 
coupe bk front bk – 7and 8
Strike bk -1,2 
coupe bk side front 3 and 4 
Double front -and 5, 6
Double side hold, and 7 and 8
Reverse the whole combination 
Stretch in center 

Cloche – Cloche 3T Track 23
Brush front and back – 1, 2 
Brush front and carry side – 2,4 
Double ron de jambe en l àir – 5,6,7,
Lift and close and 8
Reverse back 

Ron de jambe – Ron De Jambe (3T) great exercise to move to center in coming weeks Track 17
Front développé big – 1,2,3,4,5,6
Side développé big side – 1,2,3,4,5,6
Back développé back – 1,2,3,4,5,6
4 circles 1,2,3,4 hold 5 and 6 
Reverse all 
Front Grand Ron De Jambe en l àir 
Circle all the way around 2x Second time hold arabesque in behind 
Attitude – plié, relevé, plié, relevé balance and hold
Ron De Jambe en l àir – Ron de jambe en lair 3T Track 18
Front carry side single en l àir en dehor - 1,2,3,4
Back carry side single en dedan – 5,6,7,8
Side double extend  en dehor and hold close – 1,2,3,4 
Side double extend en dedan and hold close -5,6,7,8
Attitude front brush back -1,2,3,4
Brush front carry side single and close -5,6,7,8
Grand Battement – Track 22
Brush front -1,2
Brush back -3,4
Brush side- 2x- 5,6,7,8
Petit Allegro -Track 40
1 sauté jump- 1
Jump coupe left back-2
Jump coupe right front -3
Brush back assemblé bk- and 4
Glissade jeté pas de bourrée 5,6,7,8
Jeté jeté jeté hop- 1,2,3 and 4 
Jeté jeté jeté hop – 5,6,7 and 8 
Reverse all 
Pirouettes – Pirouettes 3T- Track 34
Tendu front and close  - 1, 2
Side and fourth double close – 3, 4 ,5,6
Sous Sus to corner one – 7 and 8
Croise Devant to fourth inside turn en dedan – 1,2,3,4
Tambay pas de bourrée to corner 2 = 5 and 6 
Double close and finish front – 7 and 8

Grand Allegro – Track 44
Glissade assemblé– and 1 and 2 
Pas de chat – and 3 
Pas de bourrée – and 4 
Double turn- 5,6
Arabesque  - 7 and 8 
 run run and leap – 1,2,3,4

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