Grade 1 Ballet Technique Video is Janice Barringer’s 3rd Level of Ballet Technique. This level is intended for 8-10-year-old students.
In Grade 1, Barre work moves much faster than Pre-Ballet, and the students work a great deal from 5th position. The turn of the head as well as bends of the body are incorporated into many of the exercises. Also introduced is the stretched or conditional sur le cou-de-pied, relevé lent, frappé with the toe to the floor, battement tendu soutenu, battement fondu with the toe to the floor, both the pressing rise and spring relevé, pas de bourrée dessous and dessus. An exercise is taught to prepare the dancer to dance with one hand on the barre. Small jumps are learned at the barre before taking them to the center. In the Center épaulement is introduced as well as the Vaganova 3rd port de bras, the small poses of croisé, effacé and écarté and temps lié. A variety of walks, runs, and the polka will move the students across the floor.
*Music to accompany this video is sold separately (JBCD8101)
- 38 exercises explained by Janice Barringer then demonstrated by ballet students
- Technique notes included on disc as pdf files. Insert into computer ROM drive to view or print.
Janice Barringer’s Ballet technique is known worldwide as the most comprehensive ballet technique for the dance studio. Ms. Barringer understands that students of the dance studio are different from students at the ballet studio. Those students at the ballet studio will study 3-8 hours each week in ballet, whereas students at a dance studio study all genres of dance, including 1-4 hours of ballet. With this understanding sits the basis of her technique. Briefly put, The Janice Barringer Ballet Technique is created specifically for dance studios. Included in Ms. Barringer’s Technique are 9 levels. Intro to Ballet, Pre-Ballet, grade 1-4 with transition classes between grades 1-2, grades 2-3, and grades 3-4.