This intermediate ballet class is taken from lessons devised by Agrippina Vaganova for teaching classical ballet. This method of teaching ballet has created great Russian dancers and is used all over the world. Two professional dancers demonstrate both sides at the barre and all the movements in the center during this one hour VHS video. The music
for these exercises is available on a double length compact disc by Elena Balyakhova.
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"100 Lessons in Classical Ballet"
by Vera S. Kostrovitskaya
translated by Oleg Briansky
The 400 page softcover book contains one hundred lessons for an eight year course of study in ballet technique. The lesson used in the video and CD is from the fourth year of study where pointe work is being introduced. Each exercise is fully described and counted in the book with many photos of dancers and teaches giving them corrections. This
book is considered the indispensable textbook of the Leningrad school of dancing.