"A unique approach to teaching pre-ballet" is how "Dance Teacher" magazine describes the 3-DVD series in their May 2011 recommendation. BalletBarreNone offers the Best of Ballet with None of the Boring! "The Children's Hour of Power" 3-DVD series gives teachers a front-row seat in the classroom with young dance students. Mostly unedited, the DVDs show BalletBarreNone founder Eileen Juric tackling the day-to-day challenges of teaching ballet technique in a layered, consistent, progressive manner. The DVDs are individually priced to encourage purchasing the complete collection of the "Children's Hour of Power" series. The Children's Hour of Power "Getting 'It' Right from the Start". Series 1 A 3-DVD series for students ages three to five, five to seven, and seven to nine - Based on Dorothy Lister's program taught at the Joffrey Ballet School during her twenty-five-year tenure - Makes ballet fun and makes it count. It is The New Way to Teach Ballet - it blends a traditional dance syllabus with quirky quips and fun phrases - Maximizes the great and unlimited potential of three- to nine year-old students - Progressive, comprehensive, and consistent movement-oriented program - Interactive nature engages and inspires - Fosters students' love for ballet at an early age - Helps smooth the transition and "bridge the gap" into more advanced levels of training - Balances your "Ballet Budget" and decreases drop-out rates - Includes the "Top Ten Greatest 'It's'" for "Getting 'It' Right from the Start" - Offers a complete list of quirky quips from the "Quiptionary"(TM) and "NOtable NO's"(TM).
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Limited To Ballet!, July 20, 2011
By Leesa Moniz, Dance Instructor & Choreographer
This review is from: The Children's Hour of Power, Series 1 (Ages 3-5) (DVD)
I love that this video series is not just limited to ballet instructors because it's all about movement across the board: Weight shifting, weight sharing, and opposition. Philosophies I can implement into both my jazz & hip hop classes. Absolute brilliance in the way Ms. Eileen explains everything for all ages to understand! It's all progressional so you can either sit down and watch the video in its entirety, or skip to a chapter that you may want to focus on specifically in your classroom. It's all very user friendly. Also, loved the fact that I could take her notes first and then once I had everything down for my own personal use, I was able to just take class with Ms. Eileen & her students. It makes it easier to just glance over at my notes to make references instead of having to multi-task (There wasn't any play, pause, rewind situations), as most instructional videos do. If you are looking to offer your students a new approach on a 'traditional ballet class', you cannot go wrong with purchasing this series! It definitely brings the interest and enjoyment back to ballet class for all ages! =)