You know, i have to admit that I can't push myself to do a full ballet-barre-floor-warm-up at home, and that's exactly the thing i should do (Don't tell Basheva!!! LOL
). But i don't have the stimulance of the group, the teacher and the place (studio) at home, so most of the time I just skip the 'hard' things like "grand battement jeté-degage(finally found out that it's called like this)-grand battement jeté", or developpés. And I just do a few very quick pliés, point my feet a few times trying to call that the tendu exersize for myself, cut in the rond de jambe exersize so that it doesn't take more time than I want to 'spend' on it, and when I'm ready with this 'warm up', i find out that i can start all over again because I'm not even a very little bit warmer than before I started
<P>Well ok i'm just too laisy to warm up like I should do at home, but this is my ideal warm up:<P>shaking everything a bit, rotating arms, legs, torso, head, ankles, hands, toes, nose, ears...<P>deep pliés in 2nd, bends to side/front/back<P>'attitudes' en cloche<P>grand battements (front) lying on my back, lowering the leg very, *very*, VERY, *VERY* slowly (yikes i hate this one but I always do it)<P>lying on my back: a developpé to side (45'), and then rond de jambe to front, and lowering the leg again slowly<P>(standing) grand battements en croix<P>developpé en croix<P>port de bras and gentle stretches on a 'barre'==> table, chair, Aphyna's (11 months old umbrella cockatoo, VERY sweet, but hates ballet warm up
) cage...<P>and now i'm ready for pointe, larger stretches, etc.<P>If I'm planning to jump, I do more things with small jumps and quick leg-thingies.