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The Art of Pointework, Level 2
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directed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Ashlee Knapp, 1987- (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2000), 48 mins
Judy Weiss tells you all about the construction of the pointe shoe and how to find the shoe for you. Ashlee Knapp, now dancing with The New York City Ballet, shows you special foot and ankle strengthening exercises, how to correctly prepare your shoe and foot, and how to tie your ribbons. Finis and Ashlee show you...
directed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Ashlee Knapp, 1987- (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2000), 48 mins
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Beginner Ballet Barre: Work Your Supporting Side, Perfect Your Plié-Releve
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produced by Suspension Productions; interview by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Melissa Elstein, in Beginner Ballet Barre: Work Your Supporting Side, Perfect Your Plié-Releve (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2015), 1 hour 39 mins
You will benefit most from this video if you have first studied and learned the fundamentals of ballet technique taught by Finis Jhung in Ballet Barre for the Adult Absolute Beginner. That video prepares you mentally and physically for this video, which is designed to be the second level of our new "red" series of...
produced by Suspension Productions; interview by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Melissa Elstein, in Beginner Ballet Barre: Work Your Supporting Side, Perfect Your Plié-Releve (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2015), 1 hour 39 mins
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Center Class 'B': Connecting Movements Forwards
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directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Jennifer Goodman (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 56 mins
Count-by-count, Finis Jhung and Jennifer Goodman of The Joffrey Ballet show you how to connect individual steps in 12 different center combinations that build and progress from adagio to coda. This video reveals how successfully producing beautiful lines, balanced turns, and light jumps depends on the way you exec...
directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Jennifer Goodman (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 56 mins
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Center Class 'C': Turning Connecting Movements
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directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 55 mins
Count-by-count, Finis Jhung and Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre show you how to connect individual steps in 12 different center combinations that build and progress from adagio to coda. This video reveals how successfully producing beautiful lines, balanced turns, and light jumps depends on the way y...
directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 55 mins
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Classic Classes: Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Pointe Class
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choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
Teach it or take it, this class is a beauty. Finis works with the elegant Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre in a simply structured class on pointe that begins with Finis presenting and showing each barre exercise and then standing by and coaching Johanna as she beautifully demonstrates. In center floor...
choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Intermediate Centerwork on Jumps
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directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 1 hour 2 mins
Finis teaches you how to execute connecting movements, or linking steps, such as the glissade and pas de bourrée, so that they become preparations for the little jumps — petit allegro — that are a highpoint of every class. Finis shows each exercise, step-by-step, count-by-count, and then Saige does it. Finis...
directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 1 hour 2 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Intermediate Centerwork on Turns
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directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 58 mins
If you’ve never done a pirouette, or are having trouble turning, this is for you. You begin slowly, making half and full turns on two feet (assemblé soutenu); next, you make a full turn slowly on a flat foot (promenade); you add movement to the extended leg (grand rond de jambe) in another promenade; you will i...
directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 58 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique, Level 1: Centerwork for Beginners
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directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; performed by Isabella Boylston and Finis Jhung, 1937- (Ballet Dynamics, 2008), 1 hour 5 mins
In this video on Finis Jhung Ballet Technique, ballet master Finis Jhung presents Level 1: Centerwork for Beginners. The exercises in this video are for dancers of all talents, ages, and body types.
directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; performed by Isabella Boylston and Finis Jhung, 1937- (Ballet Dynamics, 2008), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: The Power Barre - Essential Exercises for Strength & Control
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directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Isabella Boylston (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
As you do these exercises on a portable barre in front of the mirror you will be encouraged to use the barre by pressing down on it with your hands. This will energize your shoulders and supporting arm, strengthen your posture, and help you to balance the movement of your legs and feet in center floor. You will al...
directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Isabella Boylston (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
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Get on Your Leg & Dance!
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directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Antonio Carmena (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2010), 41 mins
Learn to step into the air and over-cross your glissade so you strike beautiful poses on flat, half-toe and in the air with speed and elegance. Each exercise teaches you how to correctly plié and relevé on one leg so you develop the muscular strength you need to have so that you can maximize your range of moveme...
directed by Joe Locarro, fl. 2011; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Antonio Carmena (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2010), 41 mins
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