JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Top Hats & Tiaras - Jazz/Lyrical - Level 1

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:​

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!"

  1. "Grinch Medley" (Tip Toe Walks, Plies)

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

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

    • Video: The Dance Professionals website

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

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

  1. Stretch: "Santa Claus' Party"

    • Artist: Les Baxter

    • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

    • Prop: Christmas Tree (placed in the center of the room)

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

Prop Change: Set the tree and dancer bears aside

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

  1. Left & Right Foot:

    • Song/Album – Left Foot-Right Foot/Kimbo Children's Music

    • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

Prop Change: Set hula hoops out in a line facing the mirrors.  Give two bells to each child.

"It's time to go home for Christmas!  Everyone grab two bells and stand behind your hula hoop!"

  1. Hand/Arm Positions: "With Bells On"

    • Song/Artists: "With Bells On"/Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

    • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

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!"

  1. Hand/Arm Positions - "Let it Snow"

    • Song/Artist: "Let it Snow" (TDP Cut)/Jessica Simpson

    • Prop: White pom poms (2 per dancer)

    • Video: See The Dance Professionals website

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

Prop Change: Put poms and hula hoops away

"Let's go across the Floor - everyone put your poms away, 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.​

 

Prop Change: Give each dancer a reindeer headband 

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

  1. 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

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

​"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

  1. Twinkle Dust Reverence

    • Video (See "Twinkle Star Dance")

    • Music: "Pure Imagination" (Twinkle Star Dance)

DECEMBER Detailed Class Plan

PROP CHECK-LIST:

  • Christmas Tree

  • Ribbon Rings/Dance Scarves

  • Hula hoops

  • Bells (two per dancer)

  • Pom Poms (two per dancer)

  • Reindeer Ears

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RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

JAZZ & LYRICAL- LEVEL 1

"Rising Stars 8-9yrs"

CURRICULUM & STEPS

JAZZ & LYRICAL - LEVEL 1

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