JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars - Ballet (8-11yrs)

JANUARY CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

PRINTABLE CLASS PLAN

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.  Links to cuesheets are also included.

 

PROP LIST:

  • Pom Poms

  • Tiaras

  • Plastic Rhinestone Rings

  • Wand

  • Ribbon Rings, Ribbon Sticks, or Scarves

 

CLASS OPENING

Reverence, Warm-up, Basic  Port de bras

  • Song Medley: TDP Cut - Includes: Girl’s Curtsey (Guy Dearden), Drum & Bugle Corps 2/4 (Kimbo’s Children Music, I See the Light (Disney’s Tangled)

BARRE

  1. PREPARATIONS:  Exercise #3 – Facing the Barre

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

      • Cue Sheet

      • Video – See Website

      • Prop: Plastic Rhinestone Rings – Have the dancers wear their rings so they look at their fingers when they allonge!

  2. PLIE: Exercise #5 – 1st & 2nd Position

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

 

“IT’S TIME FOR OUR TENDU COMPETITION":  Teachers pick from below...

1. Keep their knees stretched the most

2. Point their feet the most

3. Maintain turn-out the most

4. Maintain stance of the upper body and head the most

*Rewards can be stickers, a prize from your grab bag, piece of candy, etc.

  1. TENDU: Tendu #1 – Exercise #5 – Tendus en croix (Time #2)

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

  2. TENDU: Tendu #2 - Exercise #1 - Tendus w/plies from 1st

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut​

“EVERYONE TAKE YOUR PLACES IN THE CENTRE FOR OUR PORT DE BRAS/ARMWORK”

 

PORT DE BRAS

  1. PORT DE BRAS: Exercise #3

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

ALLEGRO

TRAMPOLINE JUMPS: 

  • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

  • Cue Sheet

  • Video – See Website

 

STRETCH

STRETCH: “Million Dreams”

  • Album/Song: TDP Cut – The Greatest Showman/Million Dreams

  • Cue Sheet

  • Video – See Website

 

IT’S “TIARA TIME” – EVERYBODY GET INTO YOUR SKIRTS FOR ACROSS THE FLOOR & COME AND SELECT A TIARA TO WEAR FROM THE BIN!

 

ACROSS THE FLOOR:

  • SKIPS/POLKAS: Exercise #1 - Skips

    • Song/Album: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo/Disneyland Resort Official Album

    • Cue Sheet

    • Video – See Below (Note: video is done to different music)

  • CHASSE: Chasse & Spring Pointes Exercise #2 – Chasse Side

    • Song/Artist: “Miracles Happen”/Myra

    • Cue Sheet

    • Video – See Below (Note: video is done to different music)

  • SPRING POINTES: Chasse & Spring Pointes Exercise #1 – Spring Pointes

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

    • Cue Sheet

    • Video – See Website

  • WALTZ: Waltz & Balance – Exercise #1 – Waltz Steps

    • Song/Artist: TDP Cut – “Fascination”/New 101 Strings Orchestra

    • Cue Sheet

    • Video – See Website

    • Props:  Pom Poms

  • RUNS ACROSS THE FLOOR/PAS COURU

    • Song/Artist: Runs/Excerpt From Giselle/Rob Thaller

TEACHER: GATHER TIARAS (Dancers keep their skirts on)

 

RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY:

  • Review Old Dances

  • Teach at least one eight count of a new dance every class!

  • Goal: To have 2 dances ready for recitals at all times!  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. 

FREE DANCE:

  • Song/Artist: “Fly to Your Heart”/Selena Gomez

  • Prop:  Ribbon Sticks/Rings/Scarves

  • Instructions:  To begin, have the dancers sit against the mirror.  One by one, touch them on the head.  They should then go out and “free” dance with their ribbon sticks/rings/scarves, etc.  Once everyone has gone, invite the whole group to find a place in the room and “free” dance together (making sure not to hit each other).  When you feel the group “free” dance time has been sufficient, have the group come to the center and strike a pose as a group.

 

CLASS CLOSING/REVERENCE:

  • Song/Artist:  "Twinkle Lullaby"/Piano Guys

  • Cue Sheet

  • Video – See Website

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