Ballet with Julie Kent

Students: Gisele Bethea, Rachel Richardson, and Remy Young

Julie Kent is a careful, measured, and warmly nurturing teacher in this class of three young women from American Ballet Theatre. From pliés at barre to the révérence, the session lasts for 1 hour and ten minutes, with 45 minutes spent at barre. Kent builds the sequences to warm up the large-muscle groups all over the body first and to concentrate on exacting footwork and allegro toward the end of barre as well as toward the end of the 1'10". The dancers wear soft shoes for the first 53 minutes. Then they switch to pointe shoes, which they work in for the remaining 17 minutes; one center-floor combination emphasizes the pointes almost exclusively. All of the combinations are constructed to give variety and texture, from the first at barre. Kent demonstrates everything while also naming the steps. (Once or twice even these professional dancers don't catch it all on one try!) She bonds with the dancers in other ways, including her performance with them of the concluding, improvised révérence for the excellent pianist, Robert Boston. A lovely class that will warm you up and energize you with knowledge and consideration.

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Students: Rachel Hutsell and Aaron Sanz

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Students: Beth Miller and Shoshana Rosenfield

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Students: Scout Forsythe and Garegin Pogossian

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