JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Top Hats & Tiaras - Jazz/Lyrical - Level 1

DECEMBER

CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

THEME OF THE MONTH: 

 Holiday Magic!

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CLASS PLAN

DECEMBER CURRICULUM:

The order of the class is listed below.  Every element should be included in each class.  At the bottom of the page are videos demonstrating each exercise.  Links to cuesheets are also included.

PROP LIST:

  • Hula Hoops

  • Pom Poms (for floor)

  • White Pom Poms (to hold)

  • Teacher Wand

  • Teacher Bear/Book

  • Sparkle Dust

  • Christmas Tree

  • Ribbon Rings/Dance Scarves

  • Reindeer Ears

  • Sparkle Dust

 

ENTRANCE: “Canon”

The Instructor will turn on the intro music (“Canon”).  When the music begins, the dancers will enter in a line form the door, walk to a circle in the middle of the room on demi-pointe, holding their bear in 1st position.  The dancers should then sit on their bottoms in the “Butterfly “position with long tall backs.

 

BALLET TECHNIQUE: GRINCH MEDLEY

Props: Set a Christmas tree in the center of the room surrounded by a set of ribbon rings/scarves for each dancer

"It's time to go to "Mount Crumpet" & see the the Grinch!!  Everyone make a big circle around the Christmas Tree, stand in 1st position, and hold your bears in 1st!"

"GRINCH MEDLEY" (Tip Toe Walks, Plies)

  • Song/Album: Grinch Medley (TDP Cut)/The Grinch Soundtrack

  • CUE SHEET

  • Video: The Dance Professionals website

  • Props: Christmas Tree, dancer bears, ribbon rings/dancing scarves

"Everyone put your bears away and stand in a line facing the mirrors.  It is time for "Left Foot/Right Foot."

CENTRE TECHNIQUES

1. LEFT FOOT/RIGHT FOOT

  • Artist/Song: Kimbo Children’s Music/”Left Foot – Right Foot” (TDP Cut)

  • Video: The Dance Professionals Website

  • CUE SHEET

2. WARM-UP/FOOT POSITIONS: “Get Back Up Again”

  • Album/Song: Trolls Soundtrack/Get Back Up Again (TDP Cut)

  • Video: The Dance Professionals Website

  • CUE SHEET

 

Prop Change: Put bells  & hula hoops away, hand out a pair of white pom poms to each dancer.

"It's time to make it snow!  Everyone put your bells away and grab two pom poms!"

3. ARM POSITIONS: “Let it Snow”

  • Artist/Song: Jessica Simpson/”Let it Snow”

  • Video: See the Dance Professionals Website

  • Prop: White Pom Poms

  • CUE SHEET

4. STEPS & TECHNIQUES: “DJ Shuffle”

  • Album/Artist/Song: Disney Junior DJ Shuffle/Parry Gripp/“DJ Shuffle” (TDP Cut)

  • Video: See the Dance Professionals Website

  • CUE SHEET

"Everyone sit down around the tree, it is time for "Santa Claus' Party!"

STRETCH

STRETCH: “Santa Claus' Party”

  • Artist/Song: Les Baxter/”Santa Claus' Party”

  • Video: See the Dance Professionals Website

  • CUE SHEET

 

ACROSS THE FLOOR

"Let's go across the Floor - everyone grab your bears, and line-up in columns!"

1. Across the Floor (Skips forward & Backward): "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

  • Artist/Album: Alvin & the Chipmunks - Chipmunks Christmas

  • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

  • Exercise: 4 Slow Passe Walks, 4 Passe Walks with hops (skips), Repeat (Dancers can hold their bear in 1st, or have hands on hips.​

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Prop Change: Give each dancer a reindeer headband 

"It's Reindeer time!"  Everyone put your bears away and put on some antlers!"

2. Across the Floor (Skips forward & Backward): "Run, Run Rudolph"

  • Artist/Album: Kelly Clarkson/Wrapped in Red

  • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

  • Prop: Reindeer Antler headbands

  • Exercise: 4 Slow Passe Walks, 2 Slow Step Vines with touch ending (right/left)

 

Prop Change: Put reindeer ears away

RECITAL DANCE WORK

Run old routines.  Work on new routine choreography.

FREEZE DANCE

​"It's time for the 'North Pole Party Freeze Dance!"  Everyone find a spot in the room and follow the directions in the song!"

  1. Free Dance: "North Pole Party Freeze Dance Game"

    • Song/Artist: "North Pole Party Freeze Dance Game/The Kiboomers

    • Video: See the Dance Professionals website

 

CLASS CLOSING/REVERENCE:

Reverence: “Be Somebody”

  • Album/Song: “Leap” Soundtrack/”Be Somebody”

  • Video: The Dance Professionals Website

  • Props: Poms & Hula Hoop

Set-Up: Lay down two rows of pom poms to leap over and one hula hoop at the end.

Directions:  You will have the dancers sit against the mirrors.  One at a time, you will touch a student with your “magic” wand.  They will leap over the rows of pom poms, then, standing in the hula hoop will do a curtsy (girls) or bow (boys).  Everyone will clap for them.  Then they will take their place against a different wall while the rest of the class gets a turn.  After everyone has done their bow and are sitting against the wall, the teacher will give each dancer a little bit of magical sparkle dust.

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