JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Top Hats & Tiaras - Jazz/Lyrical - Level 1

MARCH CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

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CLASS PLAN

THEME OF THE MONTH: 

 St. Patrick's Day!

MARCH 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

  • Crock/Pot of Gold

  • Teacher Wand

  • Teacher Bear/Book

  • Cones

  • Tunnel

  • Ribbon sticks/rings/colored scarves

  • Maracas

  • Sparkle Dust

 

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:

  • Tip Toe

  • Chasse

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: "Be Our Guest"

  • Album/Song: Beauty & the Beast Soundtrack/”Be Our Guest”

  • Video: Twinkle Star Dance

  • CUE SHEET

 

ACROSS THE FLOOR

1. CHASSE EXERCISE: Chasse side across the room (L/R)

  • Artist/Song: Geof Johnson/"Leprechaun"

  • Video: See “The Dance Professionals” website

2. FUN EXERCISE: SAME SET-UP AS “SEPTEMBER” from “Trolls” with "Leprechaun storyline".

Music Artist/Song: The Kiboomers/Five Little Leprechauns Jumping on the Bed (Instrumental)

Prop: Cones (rainbow alley), Hula Hoops, “Leprechaun Tunnel”, coins, crock/pot of gold, pom poms (rainbow)

Directions:  

  • Dancers will do 4 passé walks (through cone alley – “rainbow alley”) to hula hoops.  They will take 1st position turned out, plie, jump into the hula hoop (where they will magically turn into Leprechauns). They will again plie, jump out of the hula hoop. 

  • They repeat the above a 2nd time (cone alley and hula hoops), then, it is time for the Leprechaun Tunnel to the “Land of Gold” (small pile of coins on the floor).

  • Dancers will go through the tunnel to the coins.  They will each get to pick up a coin, and leap over the rainbow (pom poms) to their pot of gold.  Once they reach it, they put their coin in the crock/pot of gold. 

  • Dancers can sit in a line when they are done.

RECITAL DANCE WORK

Run old routines.  Work on new routine choreogprahy.

 

FUN DANCE

 "Stand up, Sit Down" Dance - by Tumble Tots

  • Album/Song: Action Songs: Wiggle & Shake/"Stand up Sit down"

  • Video: The Dance Professionals website

  • Directions:  Follow words in music.  make sure your dancers are clapping in front of their forehead!

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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