Grade 4 Ballet Technique is Janice Barringer’s 9th and final level of Ballet Technique. This level is intended for your advanced students.
This class encompasses what is traditionally thought of as an advanced technique. The barre includes the typical pliés with a variety of cambrés; tendu and dégagé exercises are taken into the épaulement; pas de cheval, flic flac, grand rond de jambe en l’air, ballonné, ballotté and entrechats and batu are introduced. In the center, the adage requires a good deal of control. There are a variety of pirouette combinations, and the petit allegros are complicated and fast. Fouettés and traveling fouettés are taught for the girls and turns in second and tour en l’air for the boys. Steps of elevation include a variety of sissonnes, coupé jeté en tournant and a grand allegro that includes cabrioles and grand jeté with a développé.
*Music to accompany this video is sold separately (JBCD8104)
- Video of 37 exercises taught by Janice Barringer and then demonstrated by Lauren Toole from the Los Angeles Ballet Company
- Video of Technique notes included on the 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 at 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 dance genres, including 1-4 hours of ballet. With this understanding sits the basis of her technique. The Janice Barringer Ballet Technique is designed specifically for dance studios. Included in Ms. Barringer’s Technique are nine levels. Intro to Ballet, Pre-Ballet, grades 1-4 with transition classes between grades 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4.