JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars - Ballet (8-11yrs)

NOVEMBER

CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

PRINTABLE CLASS PLAN

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.  Links to cuesheets are also included.

 

PROP LIST:

  • Pom Poms

  • Tiaras

  • Wand

  • Plastic Rhinestone Rings

  • Drumming Sticks

  • Colored Scarves or Ribbon Rings (2 per dancer)

 

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 #1 – 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 #1 – 2nd 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 #2 – Pre-timing (Tendus front)

    • 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 #1

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

ALLEGRO

TRAMPOLINE JUMPS: 

  • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

  • Cue Sheet

  • Video – See Website

 

STRETCH

STRETCH: “Million Dreams”

  • Album/Song: TDP Cut – The Greatest Showman/Million Dreams

  • 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: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo/Disneyland Resort Official Album

      • Cue Sheet

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

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

    • Song/Artist: “Miracles Happen”/Myra

      • Cue Sheet

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

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

    • Song: The Dance Professionals Cut

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

    • Song/Artist: TDP Cut – “Edelweiss”/New 101 Strings Orchestra

      • Cue Sheet

      • Video – See Website

      • Props:  Pom Poms

  • RUNS ACROSS THE FLOOR/PAS COURU

 

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. 

 

THANKSGIVING TRIBUTE - FREE DANCE

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!

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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

  • IMPORTANT NOTES:  For Ballet class, dancers will not say "Thank You For Class" when they bow because they have their reverence at the end of class!

CLASS CLOSING/REVERENCE:

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

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