JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars 8-11yrs - Jazz/Lyrical Level 1 

NOVEMBER 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: 

Thanksgiving

ORDER OF EXERCISES:​

Teacher puts a chef hat on and invites dancers to "Be their Guests" for Thanksgiving Dinner!

  1. Stretch: "Be Our Guest"

    • Album: Beauty & the Beast Soundtrack

    • Video: See Twinkle Star Dance website

    • Prop: Teacher wears chef Hat

  2. Foot Positions: "Blame it on the Boogie" (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Artist: "Blame it on the Boogie"/The Jacksons (TDP Cut)​

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  3. Jazz Arm Positions: "Can You Move it LIke This" (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Artist – “Movie it Like This (Shake it Like That)”/Baha Men

    • Prop - Maracas

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

  4. Ballet Arm Positions - "I See the Light"​ (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Album – “I See the Light"/Tangled Soundtrack

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

Thanksgiving Celebration - Eacher puts Turkey Head Band/Hat on!

  1. Just for Fun: "Gobble Gobble"

    • Song/Album – Twinkle Star Dance

    • Video: See Twinkle Star Dance website

Group DAncers in 2's - There is a partner section in the next dance.  If there is an odd number, the teacher can dance with one of the students!

  1. Isolations - "Turkey Hoedown" (TDP Cut)

    • Song/Album: "Turkey Hoedown"/Christopher "Zondoflex" Tyler

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

Tell the dancers..."We are going to Grandma's House for Thanksgiving Dinner!"  The Teacher will grab their "stick horse" and line everyone up behind them to go across the floor!

  1. Across the Floor (Skips) - "Over the River and Through the Woods" (TDP Cut)"

    • Artist/Album: The Hit Crew/Drew's Famous Thanksgiving Kid's Songs

    • Prop: Teacher holds "stick horse"

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

Tell Dancers..." We are now at Grandma's House on the farm!  We get to sleep in her Big Feather Bed!  Let's put our farm hats on!

  1. Steps & Techniques - "Grandma's Father Bed" (TDP Cut)

    • Artist/Album: The New Kingston Trio/The Best of the New Kingston Trio

    • Props: Cowboy Hats/Hula Hoops (they start standing behind them).  Make sure there is enough room surrounding the hula hoop to walk around.

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

Tell Dancers..."Time for our Thanksgiving Dinner - Let's "Eat it"!

  1. Across the floor: "Eat it" (TDP Cut)

    • Artist/Album: The Hit Crew/Drew's Famous Thanksgiving Kid's Songs

    • Exercise: Repeat the below all the way across the floor

      • 4 Parallel Passe Walks (step 1,2, Passe 3,4)

      • 2 Step Vines w/ Tuck Jumps

      • 2 Slow Pivot Turns w/arms to High "V"

 

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

Let's Celebrate the "First Thanksgiving!"  The Indians helped the pilgrims survive their first winter in America.  The Pilgrims invited the indians to the first Thanksgiving Dinner in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  TODAY, WE GET TO BE HONORARY INDIANS, and pay tribute to them!

Native American Tribute/End Reverence: TDP Cut

This is a medley of two songs.  For the first song, "Beating Drum," dancers will dance with colored scarves or ribbon rings.  When the music changes to the 2nd song, the dancers will grab drum sticks and make a circle in the middle of the floor (large enough for dancers to dance in the middle).

  •  Artist/Album: "Steady as the Beating Drum"/Pocahontas (Original Soundtrack), "I'm an Indian Too"/Don Armondo's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band.

  • Prop: Teachers wear Indian head bands, dancers need two colored scarves each and for the dance, two drum-sticks each.

  • Cue Sheet: Click Here

NOVEMBER Detailed Class Plan

PROP CHECK-LIST:

  • Hula Hoops

  • Teacher: Chef Hat

  • Teacher: Turkey Head Band

  • Teacher: Horse stick

  • Straw Hats

  • Teacher: Indian Head Band

  • Colored Scarves (2 per child)

  • Drumsticks (2 per child)

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RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

JAZZ & LYRICAL- LEVEL 1

"Rising Stars 8-9yrs"

CURRICULUM & STEPS

JAZZ & LYRICAL - LEVEL 1

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