Team Olivia, Hila, and Lauren S.-
We will be teaching Ballet 5 at Santa Barbara Ballet Center on Monday.
We decided to split up the class, and that while one of us is teaching, one can assist, and
the other can be on music duty so that it is not too overwhelming for only 6 – 8 students.
Olivia will teach barre, and after tendus Hila will teach a quick tendu exercise for
partners. Olivia will finish the rest of barre, and then Lauren will lead a center stretch.
Hila will teach center and across the floor combinations, and Lauren will finish the class
with a contemporary combination.
2X demi plie, 1X grand plie (1 stretch over, 2 stretch away from bar, 4 cambre
back,5 grand port de bras)
(en croix) tendu, half pt., tendu, lift, flex, pt., tendu, close (last time close front
5th) – (en croix) tendu, close in plie (f,s,b,f[inside],b,s,f,b[inside]) – port de bras
forward (8 counts) cambre back (8 counts)
Hila- Tendu Excercise-
I will give a tendu exercise at the barre with partners. The first partner will have their
back to the barre and tendu front while their partner sits on the floor and manipulates the
feet. This exercise is good for teaching turn out and correct use of the legs in tendu and
often makes the dancers realize how moch harder they could be working in a simple
tendu than they do.
(en croix) 2X per [twice through], 1X [twice through], second [close 6, plie 7, rise
on 8 – hold, balance.]
start front, close 1st on 8. Plie 1, rise 2, 7-8 prepare to reverse, repeat releves in