JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars 8-11yrs - Jazz/Lyrical Level 1 

JANUARY 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: 

New Year's Dance Party

CENTRE EXERCISES:​

  1. Right Foot/Left Foot: “Hokey Pokey”

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

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

  2. Foot Positions/Plies: “Blame It on the Boogie”

    • Artist: Michael Jackson (TDP Cut)

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

  1. Jazz Arm Positions: “September”

    • Song/Artist: “September”/Earth, Wind & Fire (TDP Cut)

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

  2. Steps/Techniques: Rock-step-together (in all directions)/Jazz Square – “Show Me the Money”

    • Song/Artist/Album: Show Me the Money/Petey Pablo/Step Up Original Soundtrack

    • Video: See Below

    • Exercise: See January Class Plan

  3. Ballet Arm Positions: “Greensleeves”

    1. Song/Album: “Greensleeves”/Christmas Ballet Music – Traditional & Classical Piano Christmas songs for Ballet

    2. Video: See Below

    3. Cue Sheet: Click Here

  4. Trampoline Jumps – Turned Out/Parallel

    1. Music/Artist: Trampoline Jumps/Suzanne Knosp

    2. Instructions: Have each dancer, or different groups of dancers alternate jumping for 8cts.  Do 8cts in turned-out 1st position and 8cts in turned-in 1st position.

    3. Video: See Below

  5. Stretch: “A Million Dreams”

    • Album: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack (TDP Cut)

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

ACROSS THE FLOOR EXERCISES:​

  1. Across the Floor (Rock-step-together, Rock-step-cross):

    • Song/Album: Sugar (Workout Mix 128 BPM)/Power Music Workout

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: See  January Class Plan

  2. Across the Floor (Rock-step Cross/Passe Balance):

    • Artist/Album: Sugar (Workout Mix 128 BPM)/Power Music Workout

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet: January Class Plan 

  3. Across the Floor (Passe Walks w/arms, Step Vines w/arms): “Everybody Dance Now”

    • Song/Artist/Album: Everybody Dance Now (Rock This Party) [Ronnie Maze Club Mix]/Power Music Workout/ Get In Shape Workout Mix - Sports Stadium Anthems (Interval Training Workout) [4:3 Format]/

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet:  January Class Plan

  4. Across the Floor (Chasses front, back): “Stuck with You”

    • Artist/Album: Huey Lewis & the News/Fore!

    • Video: See Below

    • Cue Sheet:   January Class Plan

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

“The Glow” Reverence

  • Music/Artist/Album: “The Glow”/Shannon Saunders/Disney Princess: Fairy Tale Songs

  • Video: See “The Dance Professionals” website

  • Props:  Pom Poms

  • Cue Sheet: Click Here

JANUARY Detailed Class Plan

PROP CHECK-LIST:

  • Hula Hoops

  • Pom Poms

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RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

JAZZ & LYRICAL- LEVEL 1

"Rising Stars 8-9yrs"

CURRICULUM & STEPS

JAZZ & LYRICAL - LEVEL 1

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