JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Top Hats & Tiaras - Jazz/Lyrical - Level 1

MAY

CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

PRINTABLE

CLASS PLAN

THEME OF THE MONTH: 

 Cinco de Mayo

MAY 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

  • Teacher Wand

  • Teacher Bear/Book

  • Maracas

  • Sparkle Dust

  • Mexican Hats

 

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 – TWINKLE BEAR GOES TO BALLET CLASS: CUE SHEET

Book exercises for this month:

  • Plie

  • Releve

After this exercise, have your dancers place their bears against the mirror to be their audience for the rest of class!  Dancers should form a line facing the mirrors.

 

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

3. ARM POSITIONS: "Move it Like This"

  • Artist/Song: Baha Men/"Move it Like This" (TDP Cut)

  • Video: See the Dance Professionals Website

  • CUE SHEET

  1. STEPS & TECHNIQUES: "Move Your Feet" (Snap Kicks/Kick Ball Change)

    • Album/Song: Trolls Soundtrack/"Move Your Feet, D.A.N.C.E., It's Sunshine Day" (TDP Cut)

    • Video: See the Dance Professionals Website

    • CUE SHEET

 

STRETCH

STRETCH: "I See the Light"

  • Album/Song: Tangled Soundtrack/”I See the Light”

  • Video: Twinkle Star Dance

 

ACROSS THE FLOOR

"Let's Celebrate Cindo de Mayo"

  1. SKIP EXERCISE: MOVING FORWARD - "Cinco de Mayo"

    • Artist/Song: Brian Kinder/"Cinco de Mayo"

    • Exercise:

      • 4 slow passe walks​

      • 4 slow passe walks with hops (skips)

  2. STEP COMBINATION EXERCISE (Skips & Step Vines): "Despacito"

    • Artist/Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/"Desposito"

    • Prop: Mexican Hats (each dancer gets to wear)

    • Exercise:

      • 4 slow passe walks forward​

      • 2 slow step vines to the side with a touch end (L/R)

RECITAL DANCE WORK

Run old routines.  Work on new routine choreography.

Place Mexican Hat/Sombrero in the middle of the room!

"Alright everyone, make a big circle around the sombrero.  It is time for the 'Mexican Hat Dance'!"

 

FUN DANCE - MEXICAN HAT DANCE

​MEXICAN HAT DANCE:

  • Artist/Song: Jack Grunsky/Mexican Hat Dance

  • Prop: Mexican Hat

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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