JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Top Hats & Tiaras - Ballet/Jazz Level 2 

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 as well as links to the level steps and recital choreography.

THEME OF THE MONTH: 

Christmas Party

ORDER OF EXERCISES:​

Centre:

  1. Stretch: "Santa Claus' Party"

    • Artist/Album: Les Baxter/Merry Christmas at the Movies

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  2. Right Foot/Left Foot: "Hokey Pokey"

    • Artist/Album: Dora the Explorer: Party Favorites (TDP Cut)​

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  3. Foot Positions: "Blame it on the Boogie" (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Artist: "Blame it on the Boogie"/The Jacksons (TDP Cut)​

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  4. Jazz Arm Positions: "Let it Snow"

    • Song/Artist – “Let it Snow”/Jessica Simpson

    • Prop - White Pom Poms (two per dancer)

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  5. Steps/Techniques (Step Vines & Pivot Turns w/arms): "Jingle Bells" (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Artist: "Jingle Bells"/Brian Setzer

    • Prop: Jingle Bells (2 per dancer), Hula Hoop (1 per dancer)

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

Across the Floor:

  1. Exercise #1 - Rock-step-together, Rock-step-cross): "Zat You Santa Claus"

    • Artist/Album – Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue/Dr. Seuss' the Grinch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Exercise:

      • 4 Rock-Step​-togethers (arms in "T")

      • 4 Rock Step-crosses (arms in "T")

      • Repeat across the floor

  2. Exercise #3 - Passe Walks & Step Vines w/arms): "Last Christmas"

    • Arti​st/Album: Ashley Tisdale/Last Christmas (Single Version)

    • Video: See "The Dance Professionals" website

    • Exercise:

      • 4 Slow Pass Walks: 

        • Step: arms to "T" (1,2), Parallel Passe: arms to 1st (3,4)​

      • 2 Fast Step Vines w/point ending:

        • Hands on hips on vine, one arm to High "V" on touch​

      • Repeat the above across the floor

DANCE & RECITAL

Every week, add on to your recital dance, and continue to perfect it.  The goal is to have 2 dances by each recital.  Once a dance is learned, the teacher should NEVER drop that routine until there is a new dance to replace it.  This way there will always be two dances ready at all times. 

 CLASS CLOSING

“North Pole Party” Freeze Dance Game

  • Artist/Album: The Kiboomers/Preschool Christmas Action Songs

  • Instructions:  Follow the instructions in the song

 

End Reverence: Grab hands in a circle, bow to eachother, say "Thank You for Class"

DECEMBER Detailed Class Plan

PROP CHECK-LIST:

  • Hula Hoops

  • White Pom Poms

  • Hand "Jingle" Bells

"Rising Stars 8-9yrs"

RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

JAZZ & LYRICAL- LEVEL 1

"Rising Stars 8-9yrs"

CURRICULUM & STEPS

JAZZ & LYRICAL - LEVEL 1

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