Cinderella Waltz is an Intermediate Ballet Dance. The music for this lovely group dance is from the full-length Prokofiev ballet, “Cinderella”. It is from the ball scene before Cinderella arrives. This specific choreography uses three pas de deux couples along with 15 corps de ballet girls, but it could be easily adjusted for more or fewer dancers. The partnering is very basic to take into consideration the youth and size of the boys. Steps such as pas de valse (waltz turn), tombé pas de bourrée, chaîne turns, and pirouette en dehors are included, as well as various beautiful port de bras and arabesque positions.
Sprites is an Advanced Ballet Dance. Stravinsky composed this perky and extremely fast music. It has been choreographed for three accomplished dancers, but six or nine would also work. It is not traditional classical movement, but is definitely for ballet-trained dancers. Included in the choreography are double pirouette en dehors, double pirouette en dedans, renversé, ballotté, fouetté, saut de basque, and grand pirouette en arabesque en dedans.
Intermediate Ballet Demonstration - In the tradition of professional ballet schools a demonstration of classroom steps in a more choreographically interesting arrangement is a typical method of displaying what a ballet class has learned over the year. The costume is usually a leotard and possibly a skirt and maybe a flower in the hair. It always starts with barre exercises and then moves to the center. This Intermediate Ballet Demonstration is divided into four parts: two sections are at the “Barre” and two are in the “Center”. The music is four charming selections from Disney movies.
- Instructional breakdown of Cinderella Waltz, Sprites, and Intermediate Ballet Demonstration by Janice Barringer
- Performances of al by Janice Barringer’s Ballet Students
- Technique notes on disc as pdf file - Simply insert into your computer Rom-drive to view or print
Music for these dance sold separately (JBCD8023 AND JBCD8013)