Ballet 201 - Beyond the Basics, DVD
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"Ballet 201" is an easy-to-follow, hands-on video that is based upon the syllabus of major a University of California dance program, and is both endorsed and recommended by private instructors. Ballet terms & definitions that assist dancers can be printed from the abridgeclub.com site.
Dancers who are ready to use their new moves in fun & challenging dance combinations to classical music will benefit from, "Ballet 101 & 201, Combinations 1" and "Ballet 101 & 201, Combinations 2". DANCE NOW & TAKE YOUR BOW.
From the Contributor
Do you have the desire to begin ballet, but don't have the time to take a formal class? Is there something that makes you feel uncomfortable attending a formal class? Do you just need a refresher course or a practice guide? Maybe, your child expresses an interest in the arts, but your wallet doesn't. Even if you sign your child up, you want him or her to be prepared for the experience. These are the reasons why we made "Ballet 201, Beyond the Basics," and its prerequisite, "Ballet 101, A Beginner's Class." If you are totally new to Ballet, you will need to begin with "Ballet 101." "Ballet 101" will introduce the barre exercises to you. Once you have them down, you can move on to "Ballet 201."
Under the direction of an instructor and her two young protégés, "Ballet 201" will give you a quick review of the barre exercises that you have already learned (without the instruction from "Ballet 101") and add on from there. They both have stretching and warm-up. The class is presented with soft piano accompaniment and the instructor counting out the beats for you to move to. The dance at the end of the class is described, marked and then performed to a classical music piece. Young children should be supervised by an adult so as not to acquire any bad dance habits. Should you have any questions about our classes prior to purchasing, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are not in this category, please, do not buy it.
If you are a parent and want your kid to practice ballet in between class times, it is not sufficient and not engaging at all.
If you are a beginner ballet dancer, kid, teenager, or adult, you will not be satisfy with the amount of information and training in this video.
If you have more than 1 year of ballet experience (I am serious, just one year!), you will regret you bought it. It has neither enough dance and/or dance workout, nor variety of ballet elements to work on.
The saddest part is that Ballet 201 and 101 have minimal difference in content! Wouldn't you expect Ballet 201 to be just what you or your child needs? Crazy.
If you are looking for something to use at home to be better prepared for ballet classes, I highly recommend Ballet Boot Camp with Jessica Sherwood. I am an adult and I love it. I am not sure that small kids will like it, but older kids with 1-5 years of ballet experience will definitely benefit from that video. Not a waste of time.
The most confusing thing about the video is that sometimes the exercises are demonstrated and then preformed, and sometimes they are just preformed while she explains them. The tempo of all the exercises is slow enough to accommodate either method, and after the first viewing of the lesson the confusion is significantly less.
In ballet it is not necessary to preform the most difficult steps to improve, and I intend to use this video to its fullest, but I was looking for something a little more intermediate in level.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was not very pleased with these they just were not put together very well. I got both the 201 and the 101. Read morePublished 9 months ago by DrChrissy
I didn't find it challenging enough, I was looking for a full class work out. The price is to high I think it should be a little lower, maybe ten dollars cheaper.Published on April 22, 2014 by Linda Smith
This video gave me a goal once I mastered the basic class, and I found it to be adequately challenging.Published on December 15, 2013 by Antoinette Johnson
very informative especially for teaching material....Love it. I have just started ballet again & this has helped me with many steps.Published on June 17, 2013 by Franklin Van Der Heyden
She loves this video workout and it has lifted her bodacious booty higher so I can enjoy it more. Oh yeah for booty lifting.Published on May 23, 2013 by James E. Fair
This DVD was bought with the 101 class. You can't use this one until you've mastered the first DVD. Once you have done that this is a great DVD to continue with!Published on December 18, 2012 by Karen B - mom of 5, including triplets!
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