Grade 2 is the fifth in the series of Janice Barringer’s Ballet Syllabus. This level introduces more sophisticated port de bras with barre and center exercises, pirouettes, grande plié, 4th position and higher extensions of the leg. Basic adages are introduced and the big poses including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arabesques. Petit Allegros include jetés, assemblés and the connecting steps. Piqué turns, chainé turns, tombé pas de bourrée, pas de chat and pas de basque are among the steps moving across the floor.
Janice Barringer’s Ballet technique is known world wide 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 and grades 2-3. There is also an addendum to her grade 4 level in order to offer more advanced and comprehensive exercises.
*Music to accompany this video is sold separately (JBCD8102)
- 38 exercises explained by Janice Barringer then demonstrated by Lauren Toole of the Los Angeles Ballet Company
- Technique notes included on disc as pdf files. Insert into computer ROM drive to view or print.
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