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5 Day Beginner Ballet Pirouette Course

teacher avatar Kate Byrne, Professional ballet dancer and teacher

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      Beginner Pirouette Course Day 1


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      Beginner Pirouette Course Day 2


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      Beginner Pirouette Course Day 3


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      Beginner Pirouette Course Day 4


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      Beginner Pirouette Course Day 5


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About This Class

This course is designed for complete beginners looking to learn how to do a full pirouette or for improver dancers looking to revise their technique. Over 5 days the course takes you through the necessary terminology, posture, alignment and coordination to complete a perfect single pirouette from 4th position. Every day starts with strengthening exercises at the barre (you can use a chair or countertop), before coming into the centre to gradually build the technique needed for a pirouette.

Each lesson lasts around 15-20 minutes and should be carried out in a clear space, free of potential hazards. Gym clothes are ideal, along with either a pair of ballet shoes or socks and long hair should be tied up. Avoid dancing on a slippery floor and check with a medical professional if you have any existing injuries or health conditions that could be aggravated by a dance lesson. It is recommended to do a short warm-up and gentle stretch before starting the lesson.

The course does not need to be completed in exactly 5 days, so you should feel free to progress at your own pace. For best results, only move on to the next lesson once you feel confident with the exercises you have learnt in previous lessons.

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1. Introduction: Hi, welcome to up by a beginner course. In this course you'll learn about the four different components we need for a pair x. So our legs and our head. We will also learn about the correct alignment and posture needed for its hand. And there'll be lots of tips and tricks to perfect your technique and getting these findings smoothly. Every day starts with strengthening exercises. Before gradually building or technique. I'm breaking down the key elements for each lesson is around 20 minutes and is brought to you by my ballet coach. 2. Beginner Pirouette Course Day 1: Hi, welcome, see you off by day began to appear Rex course. In this course you'll learn about the four different components we need for. Our legs are cool, arms and I'll head. You'll also learn about the correct alignment and posture needed for tan. And there'll be lots of tips and tricks to perfect your technique and getting the turning smoothly. Again after Bob. I'll copy it into third position. If you're not familiar with the position, the heel of your front foot goes in to the arch of your back. Toes are pointing in opposite directions. We squeeze the glutes. Tummy Nelson said I could use spine, lengthen the spine, rib-cage, close and open your hips and they're leaning backwards. Then shows us nice and open. Neck long and head relaxed. Then you should have a feeling of Anthony's your armpits. You want to be really lifted onto those armpits and not squeezing them into your body. We're going to tap to something called a relevate with teary. You may have heard a relevant relevant before where we go from a cliche up until identity points or relevate with hearing goes from a cliche in your third position. If you're working on this. And then on one leg with the leg they're tearing and your standing leg on Danny points. Let's have a quick look at this position. He went to knee facing to the side and no big toe pointing just in front. So what we don't want this this knee coming fluids and we don't want to press your business, your leg. You want just the tip of a big turnout, touching and really liked feeling in this working leg. So we're not pressing into that standing leg. You don't want your hips to live either. From your hips up. Nothing should mean. Just working in the hip socket here. As you'll fit, travels up the leg. You want to stay on what we call your center axis, which is a straight line from your working leg. So your standing leg all the way up, hostile Toni Morrison, posture. Your heads. So let's just have a look at our center axis because it changes depending on the position of sentencing. For example, if you're standing in first position, you'll center axis is going to be between your heels. So a really symmetrical. When we stand on one leg, you're going to have to move your center axis over onto that standing leg so that it's now in the middle of your standing foot. If we don't move it, we're going to feel very heavy on his side and they're going to want to fall over. Now, shifting weight onto your standing leg does not mean lifting the hips, twisting the body. You stay the same. You see nice and level and just slide it across. If you were wearing a tutu or if you had a balance that's going to stay readied up, that's not going to lift or twice. It's going to stay in line with your bottle. So when we go from the fifth position, It's really important that this working leg rules align up hill standing leg until it gets to your knee. And then it draws that same line all the way back down so that we're not going out and in or you're just going straight up, straight down. When we come into the sentence that we're going to start off by looking at paragraphs from fifth position. The focus really is on the legs. The legs do all the work. It's not in the upper body, obviously the arms and the head, they help you. But you should be able to tell just with the legs. At the bar, we're going to look at strengthening the leg, strengthening the position and posture and the enlightenment and your preparation for parents. Say we're going to practice from a PA straight up through a relevant material. Next is how I shifted my way to cross without lifting my hips. And there's no tension in my neck or my shoulders, then I'm going to try and take a balance. Maybe you just take one hand off for now. We'll maybe you just lift off half of the hand so your fingers are touching the ball. And then we're going to lift this working leg over on me so that we can close behind you taking a front fit up the front of the leg. We've tested that balance, however, whatever you can do. And then we lift up and over, squeeze in nice alphabets here, and then back down that sense access without coming away. Take a minute to check your posture because it's. Very common for people to go. But when they go to, they tried to take the work in the shoulders and the upper body. You should be very peaceful from the hands-on. Know what is going on. It's called from the legs, the case. So let's try for fees on one leg and then we'll switch to the east in that position, right foot friends. Check her posture. Are free game. Play. With to get it done quickly. Test your balance. Whatever balance you can. Keep this demi point really high. Then that heel drop, keep it up, up, up, and then lift up. Ladies behind. Play is your safe space. This is where you're going to find your balance and you're going to compare for what you do next. It's also going to cushion on anything. You get used to being comfortable in your p.sit. Bring that right foot front. So we're gonna do the same again, another three times. Faster elevating up and over. Don't change your alignments. Again. Bring that right foot front to check your pasta. It's not in the upper body, it's just another day. Test to balance focus the eyes. Nothing changes when you take your balance. Lift up and over the knee, plays behind. Bring that right foot. Friends might be getting a bit sauna. Relevant to your life. Keep the high demi point to you and I might have it so often. Place a line. Now we've got the left leg front of us. We're going to do the same on the left. So the way to want to go onto your right leg, straight line, standing leg. Test your balance. Now lift without changing the hips. You're just lifting the thigh without changing the hip bones. Can I use that name? Behind? We do another one. The reason why we lift the psi before we close is because you're creating space in the hips and just trying to get the most out of your balance. So pulling up, up, up, lengthening as high as you can before you come down. If we don't lift, you can just feel like you're being pulled down by the leg. You're going to end the term hybrid shortly. I lifting before we let squeezing a nice asked the parents squeeze myself step parents keep telling my daughter. Play nothing mediation test to finish the job without me into the center. Coming into the sentence now, make sure you have a nice clear space and that you're wearing a, the ballet shoes or socks and that you'll floor isn't too slippery or competence, so there's not too much friction. Pumping the thesis, I said position with the right foot friends. Again to start by looking at the coordination of the inside position. If you've got your right foot friends, we're going to take the right curve. Is going to be opening on. Your left arm will be stretched out to the sides, since been third position. And this is your chasing. Pirouettes we're going to learn this week are also pass through three different positions. Position, second position, position. So let's look at the coordination. When your arms are in third position, your knees are straight. As you bend your knees, you're going to open your arms to second. And as you were tearing the arms are going to come to first. Say that we're turning in a really compact shape. So we stopped and said, you've got your right foot front. So the rhizome is curved. As you bend the arms open. As you come to know to make sure that your arms are going on an angle or twisting. It sometimes helps to imagine that two wrongs approaching alone accounts the top or as a flat surface. And the first is brushing off from the back of the hand. And the second on is scooping those chromosomes so that your arms stay on the same level. On an ankle. Play together. You can also imagine that it's a little bit like frustrated. So the arms are opening and closing as the knees bend and straighten. Try that with the other ones in front. You've got your left foot in front of my left arm is curved, straight knees. And lower. Play. With tere. Also looking at the arms, I'm just going to touch back briefly because obviously connected TO back. And if you're not using one correctly, it's very different. Difficult to UC other element, correct. Facing the back. When you're on Zoom fast position. Your shoulder blades should be down. Squeezing your shoulder blades, you may hide some flat shape, not pushing out. And then I'll pointed and I'll show this uncomfortable. So shoulder blades down, squeezing together. You in two seconds and close. You're going to try and keep this feeling. It's down squeezing. And this will mean that you're really using your lungs at the side. So pushing down. You should also feel like if someone wants to try and push your arms down there so strong that there's gonna be resistance, that they're not paying anymore. So you're really using those wax heading down the shoulder blades. Said second and fast. And just to touch on the core, lots of people lean backwards as they turn and they take it all in the chest. And they've got to say make sure all times that your core is very strong and stable. It's not moving. The Tommie Smith has things the back of your spine so that your ribcage is over your hips. And then you've got the shoulder blades pressing down. Nice open chest. If our chest curves inwards, that's going to mess up our alignments. And also the stuff that great. We've got show basing gauge that's pulling down elevates lifted. Says second. Hey, now move it to the coordination of the arms are going to have a look at the coordination of the legs and arms without the bar. We've been working on the relevance here, right and lower down. And we're going to try and stay on our standing leg with all correct alignment of our center axis. We're gonna make sure we're not leaning backwards, so not lifting the hips for not opening up the rib-cage, lifting the shoulders and the chin, everything from the hits upstairs. Nice and still lifting that thigh, lifting the knee. So then it went up pressing into the standing leg, following the line of the front of the leg and then following that straight line to come back. So that's just the legs with no bar or Frigyes. Say just play and relevant material for the baby's hearing and make sure you have the bends. This is going to save you. It's going to be your brakes, it's going to be what helps you find your balance again to get really comfortable and Nokia, strong ankles for the babies here I am going to see for these on one leg and then for the other. As with hands-on ways to begin with, for one of the rights of free. Relevant to me, I renovated considering the fittest, the front of the knee during a straight line up, straight line down. Here. And again, rather David's hearing, speaking fees, saying it to the front of the baby's hearing, ba stretch, keep those hips level, chest and all of the strands. Now adding the arms. So just one quick recap. Those things be opened on the PA. Close on the rise. We reset the clothes on the rise. Okay. Full-time. Relevant. It might take a few practices is the coordination isn't evidence. It is quite tricky. Say the last time in forensic up the left arm, left arm opens, and then they boast relevant. Resets. My favorite to me, recently, renovated ceiling, reset, pin, clothes. Well done. Aac for our final exercise today, we all games today. There is no pressure on doing full ten. I'm going to know good to try and turn on Debbie points on all run a bank. We're going to turn with the foot flat. And I want the focus to be on the position at the core of your upper body and the coordination of the arm. If you also want to bring this for subscripts here, and that's great. But if you just want to focus on the core and the arms for now, that's also fine. What we're going to do, our goal is to do a 10.5 even if he just got a call to time, that's fine. I just want you to get the feeling of what the beginning of the Tange feel like, what the coordination of the arms and the legs should be. So again, I just say one small we are not going up and to Danny quite yet. But keeping the foot on the floor, say peaks inside position. Since that position, my games to bike pedestrian. And then you're going to think about this second chasing, as you tell me, because her breakfast in France. So we're going to be turning to the right as we can cut that fence. So I'll just show you a cool to ten so you can see the direction I'm moving in, moving this way, bringing my hips and my shoulders with me. I'm not fighting for rights and keeping that foot flat on the floor. So let's try to get right. But friends fees inset pace to fast picking up the front of it. That's trying what smells same thing. Cleaning. Mean that kid, make sure you're squeezing those abs. If you feel like you are pulling back pumps a lot, maybe try overcompensating for the time being. So bring your body, move forward somewhat feels natural and hopefully it will realign as he gets stronger. That's try going possible to tenants, ideally, a half-time. It can't perform fits. Following this on that opens that in that second bomb come in and place too fast. It all happens quickly. Your pH should be nice and squeezy. Take your time. And there were t rate and the old spacing should be false. So you'd get a hold that position. I'll forget a name from law school. I can't Let's try the other side. Left leg is France, means left arm is carved. We're lifting the left leg with learning to stay. I'm gonna sense Roxy cool to know rather than fences fast on the flow. Just turning on, pivoting on the balls of the feet. Lift up the front leg. The small really check your posture. In front leg, arms too fast. Okay. Let's try a half. Haven't or he's just go, somebody come in. First position. Let's try everything won't small. C on the right. Right. Good friends. Off we go. Again. This front leg, it should just be coming straight up and straight back down again into position. So one straight line with your front leg ups the knee and left leg in front. Left. Off we go again. We're going to leave it there for today. And tomorrow we're going to look at turning on Danny point. 3. Beginner Pirouette Course Day 2: Welcome Today t, Well done with the surviving say one, I'm making it back. We're going to start as we did yesterday. Starting at the bar with our feet and our third or fifth position, if you're working on a tape measure, It's a friend or pasta. How we're going to look at these relevant materials again, however, with a slight modification today. To begin the same as we did yesterday with a shift the weight onto your standing leg, highway teary and foster Terry. Then we're going to fund you on that standing leg. So I'm just strengthening that standing. Really strong friends, hence, we're then going to test our balance. Remember that you don't have to take both hands off. You're going to take one hand off. You could just have the tips of your fingers touching is that we live in a very nice we're squeezing the Microsoft impairments hearing for a straight line down that stunting, then finish up the a where we relax. Again, we're going to do four on each leg. I want you to really focus on your posture. There's no going back, ribcage of your hips. You've got a nice clean Lindsay-Rae. It's getting stuck position as fast as you can without pushing into your standing leg, waist, keeping a hide any point. Coming up tall and your balance. And then we're squeezing my stomach tearing down. The reason why we're going through struts here is because if you, if you take your time getting that cure quite slow, your body all the way along has been making different calculations. Should be really slow. The body is asking itself, Xiaomi is having to constantly recalculate where it should be to hold your own balance. Whereas if you get that quickly, your body only has one calculation. Is that. And that's why it's much easier to feel body. And it's going to also help you with your faster turns. If you're really slow getting up, then it's going to, it's going to slow down the term as well because you're not as compact. Off. We go right there. Ready? Play onto your standing leg. It comes from the legs, not from the upper body. We take slate, turned out. Don't let it turning back to hide any point, balance, lift, squeeze and they sound security array. Straight lines on bringing that right fit for this again, three more times play no role in this PA fungi. You keep your turnouts. Don't sinking that spine, stay lifted, hands-off. Lift, straight line down the back. 4. Beginner Pirouette Course Day 3: Phase three, we're going to start on top bar. However, the day we're not going to see salting and offside or fifth position, we're going to stop in the races thing is, we're going to look at hands come forth in the center. So if you're not familiar with both decision, involves space feet separated one from the other. The gap between the feet should be roughly the length of one of your feet. Roughly. Different teachers will advise a different space, some bigger, some smaller, but more or less, that's kind of what you're aiming for. Obviously that extra turns out so the toes are facing opposite directions. And so it's quite common informed position is we pushed forwards of the pelvis because it's a difficult position to hold the leg to the pelvis so it's nice and flat at the front of your weight should be equal between both feet. And then of course, just because they lifted the hips to the front doesn't mean our upper body goes back. That ribcage is on top of your hips from your hip bones up. It's one straight line. Weight is in the middle of advice. Feet, right foot friends. Today we are going to be lifting up back fit into our retiree Saltzman PA as we did before. But it's the back foot that comes up to the knee. So let's just have a look at that from a size you started okay, sensor. Now to get unstuck from FIT, you're going to have to go up obviously. But up on a slight diagonal matrix, you're moving your weight between both feet on too long for it honestly can't fix PA up on a diagonal so that you'll know a nice straight line on top of your head to the tips of your toes. Again, what we don't want this the hips lift as you get that. None of them. Just as all times from third or fifth position, I'll hit Save really still and loud. Hey, what's up? Nothing changes. We keep our core really strong. Fit comes up. Your toes comes to the front of your knee, not pressing in here, nice and lifted against hostile. Honest. However, you can do this too, hands-off on, hand off. This thing is touching. And then guess what? We're lifting up and over that knee squeezing the nice asked of arbitary, straight line down to the fourth position. We continue again. Back foot lift. Nice is how I've gone to my right. Equally distributed between both feet to read over that standing leg. Straight line the areas up. Rather vagrancy, right? Hands-off. Lift up and over and then a straight line down your toes and your heels should keep coming into contact with the leg in the front. So as we go down to avoid the cycle, you're going to start with the toes. Then as it though is it's just the heel and the toes feet away from the leg. We find that face position and slide down. Let's do four with our right leg, front, left foot out through Terry. Free day. I know how to write. Hits the level, shows a level. Rotate your hips. Hybrids here and high resume, sorry. Now lift up, it's here. I say school that is a piece of thread going out through your body. Relax. Find that both positioning. Test your balance. Lift up and over straight lines. Alan, keep the contact between the legs. Two more. Nice and fast comes just in France, that knee lift, straight line down. Nearly that loss from foster tere. Credit. You see eyes long neck, no tension in the fingers. Lift up and over. Strait Islander, it comes down yet. Relaxing. Okay. Feel the legs a shake. You might want a little cough structure as well. If you're not used to doing mitosis. Now let's talk in front of me. I'm gonna do the same again on the left side. Take my expense or posture. Everything we talked about, hips lifted, toes, open shoulders, open gap between the feet. You are lifting up her back legs. So your weight is going to go over that front back. Streets hearing. Thank You. See eyes. We take two bands. One, how about your alignment should be lift up and over, straight line. Back of the leg. Get separate. The latest forth again, reaches in the middle. Fossa Terry. Sea ice. Lift, lift the knee up in a straight line down. Rocks. Maybe that your pasta. Knees bring your toes onto your front leg. Hi Danny, pointed at the heel, broke down, lift up and over. Behind. Now, one loves him. Play. On Sunday night. Nothing leaves from the hips up. Hold for a bit longer this time. Lift up and over. Clothes stay tool and now, relax. Good job. Now we're ready to come into the center. Say for our sentence work today, you'll be actually quite really say here that what we're going to do is easier than what we did yesterday. And I'll explain why. Working from fifth position or from said like you've been doing is actually considered. I'm working from fourth position, which is what we've been practicing at the bar. And it's what we're going to be doing today in the center. The reason is you've got pray that looks at work, but if you're from faith, you're working from a very small platform and you're relying on just your core strength. Strength in the glutes, the inner thighs and the ankles and the calves to get you up and back down. When you're welcome from forth, you've got a much wider platform to use as your springboard. So it's easier. However, unless you can do a nice clean motivate them. At least quarter or half turns from fifth position. There's a good chance you may pick up bad habits when trying it from fourth position. And your alignment might be wrong. And these can be bad habits and take a long time to, um, cake. If you plan helps do tens for fifth, nice and clean, there's a good chance your terms from fourth will be great. Let's have a look at our home position and we're going to put the right leg behind. This is because it's the right leg that's coming up. Now, don't confuse this with our fifth position or a third position. We've been working on lifting up the right fit. So we've been putting the right foot front of position is different. The foot that comes up goes to the back and we're lifting that leg up, its forward to it. So I'll keep reminding you because it's not evidenced in the beginning and it's quite easy to confuse the two types of tens. Position parents were lifting our right leg in, right leg goes to the bottom. Now let's have a look at the arm. When we're working in. We had carved on to match the leg that's coming up. The arms stay and change. The light that's coming up. Still not just the curved on. So if I'm lifting up my right leg, I'm curving my rights home. The reason is all curved as our leading arm is the one we follow. So if we're turning to the right, we're going to be opening up, rise home and following it. So if you want to turn to the left, you wouldn't have your bright tone curve. It makes no sense. Why begin the ten to the right? I need to go the other way. That makes sense. Right foot behind, right Tom hept feet and forth. In that game, you play ignorance to second lightweight is we're going to lift two arbitrary position. Now. I'm not going to condemning points. We're going to leave demi point for today. We're just going to really focus on what makes a good pure wet from full possession heals the same Fermi done with the ground-state. I want you to try and hold this material for as long as you can. This is going to strengthen our hip flexors and it's going to work on stability of our standing leg. It also forces us to keep our standing leg in position rather than turning inwards, which a lot of people do and they parrot, that sounds like timesing. Keeping that heel down, you're forcing yourself to keep it ready still. Okay. So let's do for these same coordination with the arms that we've been working on. Repeated roots here, right? And so again, that alignments that we talked about at the bar away or how to shift your weight into your standing leg. Keep that in mind. Now normal posture, know, being backlit, snaking, chain twisting. Remember all of them are free game tomorrow. You re setting the arms again. Let's put the left leg so that we'll fourth position is just the gap between the feet. Toes pointing in opposite directions. Hits really lifted rib cage and your hips, making up the left leg. So a curving the left arm, eventually turning to reset the arms. Lift. Pushing into that sounding like you're really lifted and no one else phone. Rather. It's time to look at how quarters has found forth now, see how they work. We know how to do all costs tens from proposes that a friend to picking up your back foot. So we start from uncle's position. We're not going to do on demi point today. Like I said, we're going to keep the heel spots on the floor. They're going to play a role in the arms, pick up the back foot hose behind all this work we've been doing. But but I think up and over the knee, that's going to come into practice. Now, what you shouldn't do is lift and drop. Because in dropping the fist, you're pulling your balance down. You must be squeezing the most sense, if your balance, you lift and lower down. And that's going to wrinkle free to go back and keep your spine nice and long and strong. So that's how could that again? No, no. Rather they play, we're picking a car, right. I'm turning to the right up and I go play signs. It's coming to the funds, fund. They can to lactate. Lactate is behind. Left arm is curved, but turning around. So I'll play again. Let's try for coarser turns, going around in a circle, everything to the right side. So right behind, right Tom curved or freedom. What position? Often a physician physician magnet. I was saying on that effects behind left on his child with turning to freak out. Both physician physician, physician, one sets the size and probably guessed it. We're going to look exactly the same recipe that we've been using this makeup courses hands. We're going to apply all the same things, but just give all ten extra pair. So we get around for half time. Sentence up with the right leg. Right leg is behind it. So don't worry too much about the head yet. We're going to focus on the head tomorrow. But if you feel like you can and you kinda got the legs and you've got the coordination of the arms and bio means at the head. But don't worry if you're not there yet. We'll have a lecture that's far. Right leg is behind, right on this cut with turning to the right half. So you want your whole body ends up facing the back of the room. As you pick up a free go. Play in the homes place. If S position he got the backpack. I'm trying to hold that material for as long as possible. And time off and I tried to Halton to make home full-time. Ready for physician financial. Feel sad about this. You'll see why it's important not to have a cockpits because if there's too much friction, you are not going to be turning on a flat foot is gonna be too hard. It's still pretty hard. Sanding has any points on competence. So if you have a line, a flow in a wooden floor, maybe even tiles as long as the Nazis fifth grade, that's your ideal surface. Sites. They left leg behind you that have done coat, picking up the back leg and turning to play signs. Another one like that. Right. Now let's do our full-time. So you've got your two hops. That plant comes up often a physician. Hi, comes up. Often, Ava. Good job. You can now say, I'm tall tens on Danny. From fifth position. I need continued quota and Horton's from fourth position without your resume tomorrow or let the atom the head and adding the resume. 5. Beginner Pirouette Course Day 4: Day four, like we did all the other days. Let's pump out feeds into full of positioning. Exercise at the buyer is going to be a bit harder today, but we should have built up enough strength over the last few days for this to be possible. However, if you do feel like you're not quite that, feel free to practice the exercises today, on day for a few more times until you feel confident, make them go at your own pace. Right foot friends, heading up tall. When we go into our relevate ribs here, we're going to do with opposite and we're also going to do our milestones entry points. So you have left hand comes off as you lift up the left leg. We have a fun g. This is really hard, so please feel free to put them back down for this one, it's finding other bonus if you can do it with your hands off as well. Just the tensile strength and the outcome. But then as you go, Let's take that hand back. Calm down. We have the A14 comes off right away with your right hand on the off-field fungi and backoff again for your lifting up and over the knee and sliding back down. Again, we're going to do full on each leg and really pay attention to your posture. So again, if you've got that mirror or camera filming me, take a moment to check your hips, check your ribcage, take your shoulders to Christian isn't lifting other things well aligned and then truly going or you go into that standing leg each time saying the piece unfolds off, we go four times. Fantasy eyes. Feel the toes spreading into those heels down. Rather. Find G Kikutake this place behind 3D model, ready for editing. Here I left off and I yoga clothes behind. Our time. Hey Kim, if he's helps for physicians for you. I do. Foster babies here. Psi is lifted as the fungi hides, any points. Lift up and over. Last one on this side. Relevant material. Stay lifted, hides any point level if Dr. Maven behind. Relax. Not confident and stretch might also want to give it a little bit ago, lego. Say now that fits in France predating everything against. This time you'll be bringing your right leg up to the friends with your left knee. And your run time is coming off the bat into first position. Right foot comes up, right Tom. Take my pen tool balance. Lift. States who are told through the top of the head of sea level rise and heels down. Three more. Right IPython. Fun. Place behind us as hot. As if you're still with me. You may stop pushing on the floor by now. I don't my name. A toe. Lift up and over. Slide that leg back down. Hills since the floor M1 last one. That comes up. Nice and fast. Fun. G, lift up and over. Straight line down. Really good job. That was a hard exercise as promised in the sentence. However, instead of console coats and half turns from fourth position on Dan, find articles position. Yes. So they work, so I'm keeping my foot flux. And today we're going to find that position. Say how about ordination? As you go up and over the knee are tracing a line effects on that leg and closing behind. Say that's how it is coming up with me. If you'd had mostly going to the head. So remember how we left the heads, looking to the front. Then straighten up, became dance. We added the head and we're working from fifth slash position. It's the same head when we were out from false. So that's our practice. Right? Behind, right Thomas. Strikes, open, head, strikes. Now, let's try before cools turns getting to the right. For courts tendons going into the left. Figure. I don't pasta. Possession. Nice time trying to keep my violence as long as possible. And I left bakers behind that Fama's carved out for you. I can play chess, but that's not true though. In the first position. Last one. Good job. Okay, for our next exercise, you guys stick. We're going to look at our half times with our heads, with, with our relevant theory. However, I want you to think of one extra thing. If you don't already have enough on your plate to think about. As you lower down from your resume, I'm going to need to lower down on your standing leg. Heel is on the floor. Place. There is helium. So you're going to go on a second neck. The reason is I wouldn't eat B so much on that standing leg, so supported on it that all of your weight is definitely overlap fit. Nothing is going out to the side. And if you command only on that standing leg before the other one comes down, that tells me that you're on your center axis and we're not wobbling off our alignment. So let's just practice without the term fair. Play. The base here, right? Hey, guys. One. Now with a quarter time. What she wants no one to try to not let the hips come forward in your one to keep it at all times. We're eventually going to try to smooth out the one to say that it's a little more controlled and squeezy. But in the beginning, don't worry. If you can hear both heels come down to, that's fine. Okay. So let's try to have ten with this one of the heels as having practiced 1.5 times, one to make sure you're opening up that shoulder, leaving it behind the fret first on chase with the second one. Open chase. They think I've got that first off, we want **** erectus. Play one. Let's try one more, adding the head. And then we'll try two consecutive terms of figuring. I can leave the head. 12 consecutive how sentence to the rights of freedom. Please keep going. Lay the head. One. Good job. Okay, Let's see everything select now. He practices. So that's going to be standing leg, working leg. Standing leg. But I can make that's trying to support the term play a standing wave, standing leg. Okay, Now let's think about 10.5. So that's something I try to use your head at the same time. That's a lot to think about. When we'll practice and then we'll go to consecutive half times. One. Okay. I'll full Semco a two house happens Off, we go back, head comes up. Okay, so you've now done quotes tens and tens on demi point with the head and the arms from both. Sash that position and from full physician. Why don't ask 3D next. Well, before we finish today, we are going to start working today more than a half. I'm going to see how far we can go when we add the shoulders. Now we're going to do with the shoulders. It's just give the shoulder off the curve down, a little push back. So you're essentially just squeezing that shoulder blade? How we talked about the shoulder ways before that. I'm squeezing together. As he opened his arm. You're squeezing? Not sure. Maybe even more. The chasing arm is going to give more of a push. Squeeze that shoulder blade pitch. You may not do a full ten, but you go myself anyway to full-time yet. But we're going to see what happens when you try and let the body go further than a half tab. Doesn't matter if it's messy. You just want to get into the momentum of letting your body time and seeing what happens. So this is very experimental. Just give it a try. Feats and fourth position, Find your posture. Squeeze that core, right shoulder. Chase with the left arm. That's trying to get if you've gone further than them off ten, That's great. Traveling small, you'll know if you need to make adjustments. Maybe your weight was right. Maybe your knee was in, maybe you weren't getting higher. Annual rather vague. Maybe your arms like correct. Maybe forgot your head. Let's try again. You know what your corrections tried to apply them. Create squeeze that right shoulder, and chase to the left arm. Once more on this side and then one twice. So you may be aware of new corrections and you've got a mirror and friends view. You might, if you're recording yourself, you might want to check for a cooling. See what you can improve. And let's go one last time on this side. Squeeze up that right shoulder. Check. If it's messy when just looking, moving that body, turning around and saying why you end up, it is important to you. Lines on a plate, this is your safe place. This is what's going to save you from falling over. So you don't try and land on straight backs. Left behind. Let's try a little. That's that I will now be squeezing that left shoulder as we open this on. Immigrants, be chasing with, alright down. Squeeze that, show that maybe you've got the same correction is how to think about them. Find your posture, kind of placement. Make sure the arms, arms on an angle. You're swiping with the back of the hand, but those pumps scraping when the other hand. Any screens that shoulder back, chair mistake up for as long as possible. One more time. And this is the last time you play a squeezed out that left shoulder. Flip the heads. Good job. Well done. Tomorrow is our last and final day of our five-day course. And we're going to be combining everything we've learned together and working towards a complete single parents. 6. Beginner Pirouette Course Day 5: They PHI safe stay at the bottom. We're going to try and rely on holding us to borrow as little as possible. So starting in our full physician, again to clear the baby's hearing is normal. But this time our hands come off as we go up. As you go up, you will immediately don't see your hands back down. It's very hard to stay up. And especially on the first time you do it to still be working out where your alignment should be. Hands can come down as fast as you like. I just want your coordination with your resume to be linked to on CFS position. Also, I want you to keep your interior a position as you go up. Hands kind of come down. But your TRA says, if Heaven's Gate down, only keep them down long enough, UCS taken back off again and then lift and close behind. Shading. We go hands-off. About. Cough again. Open the knee back full-time on the right, switching over to the left. And Lara, stay where you are on that standing leg, lower down to fourth position. Squeeze the abs hands-off. Find your alignments. Let's save that standing leg. And now tomorrow, you might be able to put it for that long. I'm straight line down. Last one. Nice advertisement rolling, hands-off. Find your alignments. And say Tool hill that I take switching it back. The other leg on his wall I've had for bringing up all rights, let this come off. As soon as your knees and toes, hands off. Your alignments. Lift, grades, whole. Heels down. Position. Keyframes on your alignments. Thank you. Sea ice. Lift straight line down. Check please hit check the fascia right up to the kidneys and you'll pay both physician. Be bright, hands-off your alignments and go back down. That's the acuity. Try and hold it. Hey, I need seven times off. Realigned. Lift. Squeeze states, whole. Moving into sentences are not going to have a look at everything we've learned so far and finally work towards full single time from fourth position. We're going to start backing up here, x from there. We've done this for a couple of days. You might have to take a moment to remind yourself of the rules, everything we've worked on, the coordination of the front leg going up. Now. We're going to combine cool to ten say for quotes terms and then immediately go to Hoff all on one leg. So essentially that is going to be your right leg coming up and down six times. And then how? It's going to be a lot a lot of resumes on left leg. Theories from the right that is the same as people might come in full open. Squeeze. The head, of course, is left behind. Ray audience as we can. Right foot friends is a parallax from 5th physician said, almost off we go Four quarter turns and then immediately into to know how often you're gonna be getting more of a pitch with that shoulder like Duloxetine yesterday. Squeeze the shoulder blade and Chase, but that's actually not a free day. 13. Hofstede. Together. I got when I say Casey, I'm guessing it's still going to feel quite safe welding as we've not practiced it that much. So feel free to keep practicing that little exercise over and over. If you'd like you to post it with music. I'm not going to test it with music just because sometimes for some people that can make it feel even more overwhelming, when you put a tempo, you've got to stick to it can feel like another thing that's putting you on depression other people and actually helps them to have a steady beats and keep that consistency. So it's up to you, however you work. Once you're feeling confident with these cool to tens plus half turns. And I'm going to have a look at your left leg. Same thing. Tanning salon. Picking up the left leg, left arm is curved and leaving their heads until the last minute. Okay. Ready? Play, renovated, squeeze, load. Renovated, squeeze, squeeze. Good. All too often. Play a perception that back down. Back to the friends. Okay, so we've done the whole thing first. That should have been a really good reminder for your alignment in your placement. Now I'm going to work from false. So this should feel a little easier. We're gonna do the same exercise of four courses. Using my head, the arms, the legs, and the relevant for you guys. So now remember this is a fourth position. So we can up the flag and it's cleansing behind. Plague comes up some friends to the knee, back of the knee. The knee is behind. And when turning towards the neck that's coming up. Right leg is coming up with turning to the right with that curved on. So right to have done, I can't forget relativity theory 4.5th one times PA, squeeze the shoulder blade. I'm looking at the left leg now. Take moments to your pasta. Check through your list of things you're going to think about doing Oh tens, shoulder blades, your own coordination, you hybrids here at the front of the knee. I kept offering full course turns. Two hop 121. Yes. Raisa. Preset often leaves the head. Keep the hips and the shoulders and mines. Has. Okay. Now let's revisit the time we did yesterday where we just try and see how far the body can go around and just experiment and saying, you're putting into action everything we've learned. Coordinated arms and legs, your posture, pushing back, that showed up twice to say up for as long as possible. And C, you have to come back down. So let's give that a little practice. And then we're going to be fun with ourselves and really push for single time off we go aiming for balancing up for as long as possible. Let's try with the left leg up to the top of the spine. Again, that shoulder back out to the head. Gets, Let's look at these singletons. So it just single time you got to be very clear where the beginning is, where the ending is. Obviously the beginning is the friends and the ends is the front. In this case, that head has to fit around as your arms, your head is the last thing to feel that binds. And then the eyes must come back to the front. If you want to have something that you can focus on, maybe there's something on the wall and the catches your eye. Maybe you can stick something there and you can read them. It's high level and it's directly infants view. And you can see it clearly and focus on it. That might help you to spot. Because you can find it again with your focus. And it's really important to properly look, not just to do the motion of ******* your head, but really look with your eyes. And spotting is going to stop you if you do it correctly, stop you from getting dizzy. It's really valuable. Trick. Let's have a go. We're going to focus our eyes, flick on ahead rounds and then try to get those shoulders rounded ends and a clean fifth position. So you start from forethought. Once we do our coordinates and downs, learns and put your brakes on big bands, clean fifth position. So coming all the way around to the front again. In the beginning, you end three-quarters of the way round. But you've done it properly. It's a nice, clean, clear, and nice. Keep this position. You remember your head, your arms, your leg positions, all the rest. You've gone want to as you're coming down. That's fine. If you don't get all wear out, it will come eventually. As long as you work carefully and thoughtfully and you don't rush, and you don't sacrifice any of your alignments, it will come. Let's give it a try. This is all practicing. Leads to check. Once again that you're chewing gum line with your shoulder and then your eyes are going to raise the money. But friends the friends already open, please. The template. Again. Picking up the benefit. I can pick one. Again. Leaves a chin Chase. Let's look at the last day. Visa chin in line with your shoulder. Chase at this point. Again. One last time. Maybe have a think about which questions you want to apply. Your alignment of you lifting, what could be better? I think about it and I figure really good. Hopefully you've now is on your first single parallax. Even if you're still anything, if equals is the way, don't worry. As long as you're doing it in the correct way and you're working carefully, you will eventually get surrounds for a full-time. We're now going to practice doing to half turns from fourth, and then going into a full time. If you want to do this with music has said before, it's steady tempo really helps you. Give it a try. Hey, can I steady piece of music? Otherwise go without the music and made you feel like there's less pressure on you to also be musical as well as everything else. So right behind her arms and said to hop off, we go play tennis the back of the room. One by two. Now a full head, shoulders. The shoulder pushes this on chases and then we had mass flick. If you've got a pair of glasses, you wanna think about those products is fine on for now. Hey, maybe a tiny tag and I think about trading cell whipping around, whatever, how ready a free guy gets. Hurt me that lens like, hey, you might find one slide or turning much better than the other side. That's completely normal. You might be lifetime or it might be a right turn. I'm alright, Tana, I am now really leaves. I'm actually turning on my right side to use your left my right leg. Off. We go to half Tens. Cliche. Leave the chin. Now a full-time. Keep the arms level, the hips level, the materials, the friends, the knee and flick that head round. Play. Chase. To finish. Well, congratulations for completing our five-day, again a prereq course. Hopefully by now, you're either turn your very fast parrot or you're very close to achieving it. And it's just a case of repeating our exercises. And there'll be that. The great thing about the exercises we've done over the last few days is not only do they obviously help with your peer rats, but they're going to help because so many other things. Well, you're going to find that your ankles and your legs are much stronger. You'll have noticed a difference in working in fleets are inside thighs through your core will be stronger. You'll feel your own alignments is Clara. And your body should just feel a little bit more symmetrical. And your coordination of your arms and nice biking together should be care. Good luck with the rest of your training. If you want to check out any of our other courses, visit my Bankrate.com.