JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars - Ballet (8-11yrs)

DECEMBER CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

PRINTABLE CLASS PLAN

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.  Links to cuesheets are also included.

 

PROP LIST:

  • Pom Poms

  • Tiaras

  • Plastic Rhinestone Rings

  • Wand

  • Ribbon Rings/Sticks/Scarves

  • Maracas

  • Christmas Tree

 

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 #2 – 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 #4 – 5th 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 #4 – Tendus en croix

    • 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 #2

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

ALLEGRO

TRAMPOLINE JUMPS: 

  • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

  • Cue Sheet

  • Video – See Website

 

STRETCH

STRETCH: “Santa Claus' Party”

  • Artist/Album: Les Baxter/Merry Christmas at the Movies

  • 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 #2 - Polka

    • Song/Album/Artist: Christmas Alphabet Medley: Christmas Alphabet/Let’s Sing a Song of Christmas/Spike Jones, The City Slickers, The City Slicker Juniors & The Jud Conlon Singers

      • Cue Sheet

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

  • CHASSE: Chasse & Spring Pointes Exercise #3 – Chasse Front/Back

    • Song/Album/Artist: A Holly Jolly Christmas (Instrumental)/Decca Concert Orchestra/Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Original Sound Track and Music From)

      • Cue Sheet

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

  • SPRING POINTES: Chasse & Spring Pointes Exercise #4 – Spring Pointes Turning

    • Song/Artist: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)/Gene Autry

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

    • Song/Artist/Album: Christmas Waltz/Kenon D. Renfrow/Merry Little Christmas

      • Cue Sheet

      • Video – See Website

      • Props:  Pom Poms

  • RUNS ACROSS THE FLOOR/PAS COURU

    • Song: TDP Cut​

 

TEACHER: GATHER TIARAS

 

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

The below medley is for dancers to explore movement and learn improvisation techniques.  A couple of the exercises require a prop.  For the rest, the dancers should be working to move in different ways.  If the dancers get bored, start giving them techniques to work on, such as “High & Low” Levels, “Ground-work only”, “Keep your feet pointed throughout this song,” etc.,…ANYTHING to make them move in different ways!)

Improvisation Exercise: “Medley of Christmas” – The Dance Professionals Cut

  1. “All I Want For Christmas”: Free Dance

  2. “Run, Run Rudolph”: Free Dance

  3. “Feliz Navidad”: Dance with Maracas

  4. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”: Free Dance

  5. “Where are you Christmas”: Dance with Scarves

 

CLASS CLOSING/REVERENCE:

  • Song/Artist:  “Twinkle Star Lullaby”/The Piano Guys

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