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Ballet Videos, DVD and CDs 1

Ballet Dance Videos. Learn to dance ballet at home. Adagio, ballet moves, ballet combinations, ballet terms Juan Sanchez and David Howard.

More Ballet Lessons Videos on Ballet 2, Ballet 3, and Ballet 4.

Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volume I with Desmond Richardson DVD

Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volume I with Desmond Richardson DVD
Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volume I with Desmond Richardson DVD
DVD - $49.95

In this exclusive DVD, legendary Desmond Richardson, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will teach you an innovative contemporary dance combination. Desmond also shares his tips on how to incorporate improvisation into the movement with detailed explanations and breath-taking examples. Improvisation skills are very important as they are used in dance classes, auditions and are often required in professional jobs. Enjoy the unique opportunity to watch Desmond dance the movement the way it was envisioned. “Remember to have fun! I love the art of dance and it is my greatest pleasure to share it with you...” - Desmond Richardson.

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the great modern dancers of his time, Desmond Richardson is a multi-talented artist who has mastered a wide range of dance forms including classical, modern, and contemporary. Richardson’s immense talent was first recognized as a student at New York High School for the Performing Arts during which time he received a merit scholarship from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (1983-1986) and the International Academie des Tanz in Koln, Germany (1984-1985). He is also a recipient of a Presidential Scholar Award for the Arts (1986).

In 1987, Richardson joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where he was a principal dancer for seven years. After leaving the Ailey Company, he traveled to Germany where he performed with Ballet Frankfurt. Richardson has performed as a guest artist with several world-renowned companies including the Swedish Opera Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Teatro at La Scala, and the San Francisco Ballet.

In 1997, he joined the American Ballet Theater where he performed the lead role in the company’s world premiere production of Othello. In its description of Richardson’s performance in that role, the New York Times described him as one of the most majestic dancers ever to tread the MET Stage. In 1998, Richardson joined the premiere cast of the Broadway Musical Fosse for which he received a 1999 Tony Award Nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in the musical, The Look of Love and in the critically acclaimed Movin’ Out. He had a principal role in Debbie Allen’s dance/theatrical presentation, Soul Possessed, which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999.

Richardson has worked in television, film, and video in the United States and abroad. These experiences have allowed him to perform with such musical artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna. He is featured in Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi’s film, One Last Dance and the Oscar winning Chicago. He made his singing debut in Charles Randolph Wright’s 2005 film, Preaching to the Choir, performed the lead role of Beowulf in Julie Taymor’s Grendel at the LA Opera, Richardson recently appeared in Taymor’s Film, Across the Universe.

His recent honors include the Alvin Ailey School’s 2006 Apex award and the prestigous 2007 Dance Magazine Award. Recently Richardson partnered & performed with Diana Vishneva, in her one women show Beauty in Motion, at New York City Center and St.Petersburg, Russia, and is one of two Dancers invited by the President of the United States to perform in the 60th Presidential Conference in Israel May 08.

50 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region

Lifts Volume I with Jeff Amsden featuring Katy Spreadbury DVD

Lifts Volume I with Jeff Amsden featuring Katy Spreadbury DVD
Lifts Volume I with Jeff Amsden featuring Katy Spreadbury DVD
DVD - $49.95 In this video, Jeff Amsden teaches the proper technique for executing lifts. Join him as he covers such topics as hand placement, the use of your legs while lifting, supporting your lower back, timing and many other important factors necessary to execute lifts safely.

The lifts featured in this video range from intermediate to advanced in difficulty with a special section that covers girls lifting girls. Finally, these breathtaking lifts are broken down in a step-by-step manner so that anyone can learn to perform them. Adding theses beautiful movements to your choreography will bring an exciting element to any style of choreography whether ballet, lyrical-contemporary, jazz or musical theater. This is a must have for any dancer's library.

Jeff Amsden's Credits - Dance Companies: Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Chamber Ballet USA. Television: The Academy Awards, The American Music Awards, Dancin’ to the Hits, Blowing Kisses in the Wind partnering Paula Abdul, 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty TV Special, Coach, The Tracy Ullman Show, The Guiding Light. Film: “Cinderella” with Brandy and Whitney Houston, “Back to the Future 2,” “And the Band Played On.”

Commercials: Stickletts Gum, Teddy Grahams cookies and Miller Lite. Theater: Phantom of the Opera (original LA cast), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (original workshop production). Choreography: A Few Good Men Dancin’, Grease at the Paper Mill Playhouse, All My Children, The Guiding Light, Asst choreographer: Saturday Night Fever (original West End production), to Michèle Assaf on the choreography for Houston Grand Opera's production of Pagliacci, The Elan Awards honoring Susan Stroman.

Jeff is also a Master Teacher in a number of diverse dance styles including jazz, lyrical, and ballet. He has been a guest teacher in Japan, Italy, and at London's Pineapple Studios, University of Idaho, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Texas Christian University, Colorado State University, and other studios throughout the world. Jeff currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and Tremaine Dance Convention.

Katy Spreadbury is a dancer, teacher and choreographer from Worcester, Massachusetts. In her youth, her talent was recognized by competitions and magazines alike. She’s been named Miss Dance of America, America’s Choreographer of the Year, and Capezio’s Future Star, as well as having appeared as a featured artist in both Dance and Dance Spirit Magazine.

As a professional, Katy’s dancing has taken her all over the country. She is continually sought after as a guest artist, has performed alongside legends such as Ben Vereen and Karen Ziemba, and has most recently danced as a featured performer for the Astaire Awards in New York City. An amazing performer who teaches with a kind heart and a strong will. Her undeniable technique and passion for dance is evident every time she teaches.

As an instructor, Katy is recognized to be an incredible motivator, a positive spirit, and a fountain of knowledge. She has quickly become the sweetheart of the convention circuit, and continues to remain in high demand throughout the country as teacher who wants to make a difference. Currently she is on faculty, touring with JUMP - the dance convention.

50 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region

Burn at the Barre: Total Dancer Body Workout for All Levels DVD

Burn at the Barre: Total Dancer Body Workout for All Levels DVD
Burn at the Barre: Total Dancer Body Workout for All Levels DVD

A long lean, strong and sexy body is yours with this all-level barre workout.

The Pilates Sports Center team comprised of a professional dancer, Certified Pilates Instructors and a Chiropractor, created this amazing workout which will deliver the results you want!

Transform your body into a dancer’s physique and notice the results in as little as five workouts! This fabulous workout has driving beats at 128 BPM and is appropriate for all levels. There are three levels to choose from, and safety tips to ensure a safe and effective workout. Have fun and enjoy Burn at the Barre!

60 mins. (2012) DVD-All-Region.
DVD - All Region

Lisa Harris Collection - 2 Disc CDs

Lisa Harris Collection - 2 Disc CDs
Lisa Harris Collection - 2 Disc CDs
CD Only - $40.00 CD

A double CD extravaganza! Perfect for teachers, students and professionals. Over 80 tracks of ballet music recorded on a Steinway grand piano, beautifully arranged for the barre and center. Longer bands include a variety of petit allegros, grand allegros and lots of adagios. Enjoy!

Between the Barres - Music for the Ballet Class - 2 Disc CDs

Between the Barres-Music for the Ballet Class- 2 Disc CDs
Between the Barres-Music for the Ballet Class- 2 Disc CDs
CD Only - $29.95 CD

81 Tracks on 2 CDs. Between the Barres is a compilation of original LP volumes 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Dance Class - New Music for Barre & Centre CD

Dance Class - New Music for Barre & Centre CD
Dance Class - New Music for Barre & Centre CD
CD Only - $25.00

This album presents the artistry of Whit Kellogg and Antoinette Peloso in a diverse repertoire arranged for the ballet class. Entries for barre & centre can be interchanged and used for combinations other than those designated on the disc. This CD features longer bands with no repeats. We hope these selections will inspire teachers and students alike.

Whit Kellogg has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Music Staff for over twenty years. Primarily involved with dancers and choreographers, he has in the process worked with a vast array of singers intimately involved with most choreographic efforts. For nineteen years he was musical director of the Chautauqua Summer Dance Program and performed as soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony. He also plays for New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the School of American Ballet for whom he recently performed Chopiniana at the Juilliard Theater. For two summers he has been on the coaching staff of the Bel Canto Institute in New Paltz, New York. He can be seen in MGM’s film adaptation of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation”.

Antoinette Peloso was a long-time member and principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Company at New York’s Lincoln Center. During her tenure she had the opportunity to work with opera’s brightest stars as well as many ballet luminaries, including; George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Antony Tudor, Natalia Makarova, Fernando Bujones and Antony Dowell. Born and raised in New Mexico, at age thirteen Antoinette auditioned for and won admission to England’s Royal Ballet School. Over the next five years she received extensive training in classical and character techniques. Working with the Royal Ballets’ top coaches and teachers, she was schooled in the Vaganova and Cechetti methods. After graduating with Honors she returned to the United States and began dancing professionally in New York. In addition to her seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, Antoinette has been a guest artist with numerous ballet companies, dancing roles in; Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus and Les Sylphides, among others. In recent years she has been teaching Technique & Pointe classes in New York.

Broadway Dance Center: Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD

Broadway Dance Center: Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD
Broadway Dance Center: Care and Feeding of a Dancer
DVD - $49.99

The Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD is a must-have guide for dancers who want to take it to the next level.

Join us as Toni Branner, exercise physiologist, author, and (most importantly) mother of a dancer, presents the latest research on free radical damage and oxidative stress in dancers and athletes.

Develop your free radical defense system by eating foods with the right nutrients. Learn real and simple solutions to improve your family’s nutrition. Prevent disease, enhance your immune system, and achieve optimal health.

Research regarding the prevention of memory loss, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging will be shared.

This is your chance to impact your future and your dancer’s future in the most meaningful way.

65 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region

Attitude Tu DVD

Attitude Tu
 Attitude Tu

The Attitude Ballet Pilates Fusion classes have become a popular workout for anyone looking to improve balance, coordination, posture, and grace.

Attitude Tu is the next step on your Attitude journey. More challenging balance work, unique strength techniques using exercise bands and our popular ball routines, classic Pilates mat with a JUST b touch!

You'll strengthen and sculpt your arms, work on balance, and tone your entire body!

Recommended equipment: A mat or carpeted surface; resistance band; 2-5 pound weighted ball.
DVD includes three shorter options: Center - 13 min; Center with Bands - 14 min; Mat Work - 21 min; and Stretch - 3 min.
52 mins. (2008)
DVD - All Region

Shape Up with David Howard DVD

Shape Up with David Howard
“Shape Up is without a doubt, the ideal way to achieve head to toe fitness. It is marvelous for flexibility. It tones and strengthens every part of the body”. - Natalia Makarova. “To develop poise, improve body image and keep fit: Shape Up is an excellent program of exercise”. – Vogue Magazine.

Shape Up is a unique exercise program designed by America’s foremost ballet master David Howard. These energizing and strengthening exercises provide a complete workout for all fitness levels and offer a varied mixture of aerobic techniques that target your body’s core muscle groups toning and conditioning them.

This fun and exciting program also features top Broadway dancers performing some of the shown techniques to a musical score by Douglas Corbin.

David Howard, ballet master, teacher and coach was a soloist with the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. Mr. Howard opened his world famous school on Manhattan’s upper west side in 1977. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Regional Ballet, and served as its President from 1976-1979. He has been a guest teacher for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Joffrey, Boston Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the Ballet de Marseilles. David Howard has coached many of the world’s foremost dancers and celebrities including Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, Valery and Galina Panov, Patrick Bissell, Cynthia Harvey and many others.

60 mins. (2008)
DVD - All Region

Element Mind & Body Experience: Ballet Conditioning DVD

Element Mind & Body Experience Ballet Conditioning
Ballet Dancers always have slender bodies that are both strong and lean with lovely proportion and gorgeous body lines. One of the greatest secrets to a dancer's body is ballet conditioning, which focuses on all muscle groups.

In this unique program, your muscles will work smoothly in unison to create a long, streamlined silhouette with flat abs, a lean lower body and beautifully defined curves. Moving gracefully and fluidly through this series of exercises, you will strengthen and stretch your way to a dancer’s body.

Elise Gulan has over 18 years in dance education including Ballet, Pointe, Tap and Jazz. She was a principal soloist for the Virginia Ballet Company where she danced for seven years appearing in productions such as Copelia, Swan Lake and Nutcracker Suite. She brought her love of expression through movement to her new career as a certified personal trainer and instructor of Yoga, Core Fusion® and Core Energy Flow®.

Elise enjoys helping her students to find their inner strength and to energize their joy of life through physical and mental fitness. Element is proud to support the Arbor Day Foundation. For every four Element DVDs purchased, a tree will be planted (up to 20,000 trees annually). In addition to generating oxygen, trees provide air pollution control and decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, thereby reducing global warming.

51 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)

Ballet for Boys with Richard Glasstone DVD

Ballet for Boys with Richard Glasstone
The perfect introduction to ballet for boys and young men.

This program presents, in a clear and understandable style, the building blocks of movement which include: bending, extending, rising, jumping, turning and darting while teaching how to co-ordinate these movements rhythmically. Specially designed and presented by world-renowned ballet teacher Richard Glasstone, this program is demonstrated by young beginners, late starters, and a professional dancer.

30 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (US, Canada)

Centerwork Level 3: Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD

Centerwork Level 3 Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD - $49.99
This center class opens up a whole new world of movement! Finis Jhung shows each exercise, Glenn Keenan of The New York City Ballet does it, Finis analyzes and coaches, and Glenn repeats.

Exercises on this video:
1. Tendu plié, pas de bourrée dessous, passé en arrière, port de bras;
2. Pas de bourrée dessus, dessous, tendu, fondu arabesque, pas de bourrée en avant;
3. Fondu derrière, pas de bourrée dessous-dessus, grand rond de jambe;
4. Fondu arabesque, pas de bourrée dessous, pas de bourrée en tournant en dehors, fondu derrière, pas de bourrée dessous, temps lié;
5. Pas de valse en avant & en arrière, temps lié, tendu pose;
6. Relevé en arabesque, battement glissé, fondu derrière, pas de bourrée dessous;
7. Pas de valse en arriére & en avant, relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée dessous;
8. Slow relevé passé en arriére, relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée en tournant;
9. Coupé terre à terre, relevé passé en arriére;
10. Quick relevé passé en arriére, glissé-relevé arabesque, pas de bourrée dessous, changements;
11. Petit pas de chat, fondu arabesque, changement;
12. Changement, sissone simple derrière, pas de bourrée dessous-dessus, changement;
13. Petit échappé saute, sissone simple derrière, pas de bourrée dessous, relevé arabesque, fondu arabesque, pose, chassé pas de bourrée en avant.

13 Exercises. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Glenn Keenan. Music by Scott Killian.

65 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (US, Canada)

Art of Pointework Level 3: Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD

Art of Pointework Level 3 Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD - $49.99
This revolutionary new video shows Michele Wiles, the critically acclaimed soloist of The American Ballet Theatre, in real time and slow motion.

Each carefully planned exercise is first taught by Finis, then performed by Michele, analyzed in slow motion with detailed commentary by Finis, and repeated in real time.

Exercises on this video:
1. Walking in pointe shoes;
2. Running in pointe shoes;
3. Piqué to 5th position & balance, pas de bourrées;
4. Piqué soutenu, relevés from fifth;
5. Piqué to 5th position & balance, fondu, pas de bourrée;
6. Piqué fondu développé en avant, piqué arabesque;
7. Relevé turns from 5th position, grand port de bras, pas de bourrées.

Seven center exercises in real time and slow motion. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Michele Wiles. Music by Scott Killian.

53 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (US, Canada)

Art of Pointework Level 4: Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD

Art of Pointework Level 4 Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD - $49.99
Reviewing Michele's debut as the ballerina in Balanchine's Theme & Variations at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times said "Ms. Wiles tore through the demanding ballet like a colt, newly released and running free . . . her big open torso and appetite for space were a pleasure."

This DVD shows you the "secrets." You'll be amazed when you see what Michele does in slow motion, close-up, and freeze frame. The beauty and precision of her pointe work is riveting and eye-opening. Finis analyzes all of her movements, so that you can understand and apply what you see and hear.

Exercises on this video:
1. Soutenu, pas de bourrée suivi en tournant;
2. Pas de bourrée dessus - dessous, simple & en tournant;
3. Échappé, sous-sus, tombé relevé arabesque;
4. Fondu relevé développé a la seconde & quatrième devant, pas de bourrée;
5. En de hors pirouette from 4th position;
6. Châinés, balancés, piqué pirouette en dehors;
7. Continuous pirouettes from 5th position.

Seven center exercises, in real time and slow motion. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Michele Wiles. Music by Scott Killian.

60 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (US, Canada)

Art of Pointework Level 5: Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD

Art of Pointework Level 5 Finis Jhung Ballet Technique DVD - $49.99
Finis shows and explains each exercise, 15-year-old Saige demonstrates on both sides, Finis comments and analyzes, and then Saige repeats the exercise.

This video is all about the preparations that create the results. Watch how Saige turns her plié and rolls through her feet. As she starts dancing across the floor, notice how Saige places and works her plié and pushes with her feet, which results in beautifully placed triple pirouettes en dehors. Finis and Saige then concentrate on the en dedans pirouette, showing you how to prepare for these tricky turns so that you will really get on your leg and turn with ease.

Besides giving you technical instructions and demonstrations on everything from simple pirouettes to grand pirouettes en dedans, Finis has also choreographed some of the exercises so that you can work on your dancing skills. And, of course, Saige works on the ballerina's "bread & butter" steps — piqué turns and fouetté turns. After Saige shows her single fouetté turns, she goes on and does doubles. Dance, Ballerina, Dance!

Exercises on this video:
1. Rolling through the feet, at the barre;
2. Turning the plié, half way, at the barre;
3. Pirouette en dehors to fourth position, at the barre;
4. Échappé, relevé retiré, fondu relevé, pirouette en dehors;
5. Pas de bourrée, pirouette en dehors, piqué arabesque;
6. Assemblé soutenu, pirouette en dedans;
7. Piqué arabesque en manège, pas de bourrée, pirouette en dedans;
8. Développé écarté, relevé attitude, pas de bourrée en tournant, pirouette en dehors;
9. Pas de bourrée en tournant, grand rond de jambe, chassé, relevé-développé, piqué arabesque, grand pirouette à la seconde;
10. Piqué pirouette en dedans, pas de bourrée couru en première;
11. Piqué pirouette en attitude en dedans, pas de bourrée;
12. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant en dehors sautillé;
13. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant: Singles, Doubles.

1. Finis talks with Saige;
2. Saige's Pre-Class Stretches;
3. Saige & Her Pointe Shoes.

13 exercises. Taught by Finis Jhung. Demonstrated by Saige Miller of The Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis School at The American Ballet Theatre. Music by Scott Killian.

92 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (US, Canada)

Ballet Boot Camp Stretch DVD

Ballet Boot Camp Stretch DVD - $19.95
This unique workout offers a varied, flowing mixture of stretches created to lengthen muscles, increase flexibility and release tight joints. This energizing and strengthening workout will help you to build your center of power and develop your body's core muscle groups. You will elongate and strengthen your entire body, in particular your abdominal and back muscles, which form the foundation for enhanced fitness and athletic performance.

60 mins. (2006)
DVD - Region 1

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