Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced)

Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced)

Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced)

  • Intermediate / Advanced level
  • 26 Exercises
  • Includes 1 DVD and 1 Audio CD
  • Traditional ballet steps – Non-traditional music

With a unique blend of traditional ballet steps and non-traditional music, Ballet Unchained is sure to delight any experienced dancer looking for a fun class to do at home. Rather than the standard classical or solo piano accompaniments, this DVD features upbeat new music that will motivate you to keep taking the class, again and again.
Ballet Unchained includes 12 exercises at the barre and 14 in the center. These exercises are designed to fit into a compact space, such as a living room. Each e

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3 Responses to “Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced)”

  • Sunflower says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun class for living room, August 16, 2009
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    This review is from: Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced) (DVD)

    I love this dvd and cd! I’ve been looking for so many years to find a ballet video that’s fun and not for beginners. This class is at about the intermediate level for the RAD system. I take this class once a week in my living room, which is perfect for my schedule because I work full-time.

    I now have the exercises memorized, so I just use the cd. Before that, I really appreciated the way the dvd is set up – after a while, I switched to the section without demonstrations. This is such a cool feature! All the dance videos I’ve ever done before don’t have this option, and with those, you have to keep wasting your time watching the demonstrations every time, even after you know what to do. The section with demonstrations is about an hour and 15 minutes long. The section without demonstrations is about 45 minutes.

    It’s a great workout, but it’s still possible to go straight through the exercises without pausing. Kind of like a private lesson. The exercises in the center are not in the usual order (probably so you have some time to rest). The barre exercises are in a pretty standard order.

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  • Khezla Durr "Khezla Durr" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Plus & Minus, December 21, 2009
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    Khezla Durr “Khezla Durr” (St. Louis MO) –

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    This review is from: Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced) (DVD)

    Plus:
    *The verbal instructions can be turned off so the class can be done straight through, which no other ballet home practice video offers.
    *Video includes both barre and center combinations, instead of requiring a separate purchase for each, with a full hour for each. Therefore, it’s like a real class, and time efficient in that respect.
    *Chaptering is good, making it possible to practice isolated sections without doing the whole thing, if you prefer to mix and match or use it conceptually instead of a do-along.
    *A CD of the practice music is included with the DVD instead of requiring a separate purchase. This is a good value, and the package price is very reasonable.
    *The combinations are of sufficient complexity to avoid boredom, provide a challenge, and room to grow.
    *The level is high intermediate, which is difficult to find in the ballet home practice video market.
    *It’s a pleasant change to have instrumental music and something different, instead of solo piano, which gets on my nerves.
    *The teacher/demonstrator knows her stuff, technically speaking, with ballet.

    Minus:
    *This is a low budget production which hurts the sound quality when the teacher/demonstrator speaks to describe the steps in the upcoming combination. She is frequently difficult to hear which is frustrating. One may wish to take notes on the combinations and then utilize the “demonstration off” feature soon after purchase.
    *The teacher/demonstrator is an extremely muscular type, to the point of appearing rather beefy on camera. If you are expecting the long, lean lines of the NY City Ballet, it will not be found here. This would have been caused by inadequate stretching throughout the years she learned ballet, and being put into pointe shoes too quickly. If you are afraid of developing this type of appearance, pause the DVD and stretch the working muscles immediately after each combination, instead of leaving it to the end of the lesson. It would also be recommended to insert a day of yoga practice between the days of ballet practice.
    *IMO, there is inadequate stretching provided with this video, you will have to provide your own after the video is finished.

    I consider this to be a worthy effort and a good purchase value in the home ballet practice video market, and would recommend it to others, with the supplementary advice I have given here.

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  • Megan Carey says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Thank you!, August 26, 2009
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    Megan Carey (Santa Rosa, CA) –

    This review is from: Ballet Unchained: A Ballet Class at Home (Intermediate/Advanced) (DVD)

    I love this video! I have spent hours online looking for a good ballet video to keep me practicing my ballet since I am no longer taking lessons. Ballet Unchained seems to be the perfect fit. Not only is this DVD instructional, but it provides a great workout when followed correctly. In addition to the great dancing, the music is simply perfect. Thank you for finally putting such a fantastic video on the market!

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