JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Tutu Cute Ballet -Level 1 

GENERAL CLASS PLAN:

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.

CLASS OPENING:​

  1. Opening Reverence:

  2. Warm-up - Brush Steps, Marches, Walks on demi-pointe, hops on one foot

    • Song/Artist: "Drum & Bugle Corp (Fast 2/4)"/Kimbo Children's Music

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

    • Video: See Below

    • Video Note: In the Video, the exercise is done to different music.  Use the above song for this age group.

BALLET TECHNIQUE IN A CIRCLE:

  1. 8 Parallel Plies - "I See the Light"

  2. 8 Turned-out Plies - "I See the Light"

  3. Circle Stretch - "Bake a Cake"

BALLET TECHNIQUE IN A LINE (FACING MIRRORS):

  1. Ballet Arm Position Discussions:

  2. Ballet Port de bras/Armwork - "See the Light"

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

    • Cue Sheet - Click Here

    • Video - See Below

  3. Spring points: "Raise your Hands and Clap"

  4. Slow Tendus to the Side from 1st - "Never Smile at a Crocodile"

    • Artist/Album – Alessio De Franzoni/Disney Ballet Music

    • Exercise: 2x right, 2x left, 2x right, 2x left

  5. Trampoline Jumps

    • Artist/Album: Marina Surgen/Ballet Class Music

    • Exercise: Have each dancer jump for 8cts, have whole group jump for 8cts

    • Video - See Below

  6. Centre Stretch - "If you Can Dream"

    • Song/Album: "If you Can Dream"/Disney Princess Tea Party

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

    • Video - See Below

ACROSS THE FLOOR: 

​Important Notes: Below are multiple exercises you are working to learn.  In the beginning, you may need to slow things down for your dancers.  However, push them to achieve the below as soon as possible

  1. Across the Floor - Exercise #1 - Skips

    • Song/Artist: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo​"/The Fireside Singers

    • Video - Ballet 1 Skips & Polkas Exercise #1 (put to different music)

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

  2. Across the Floor - Exercise #2 - Waltz Steps

    • Song/Album - "Once Upon a Dream (Instrumental Version)"/Relax a Wave​

    • Video - Ballet 1 Waltz & Balance #1 (put to different music)

    • Cue Sheet: Click Here

  3. Across the Floor - Exercise #3 - Runs Across the Floor

    • Artist/Album - Rob Thaller/Rep Music for Ballet Pointe Class​

  4. Fun Exercise:

 

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. 

1. Run Old Dances

2. Run New Dance/Add On

 

CLASS CLOSING

1. Free Dance & End Reverence:

  • Props: This exercise can be done with or without props.  TEachers can choose to use ribbon sticks, ribbon rings, or scarves if desired!

  • Background Music - Song/Album: ​"Fly to your Heart"/Tinker Bell - Songs from and Inspired by Disney Fairies

  • Special Instructions: See "General Class Plan"

GENERAL 

Detailed Class Plan

"Rising Stars Ballet"

RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

8-11yrs

"Rising Stars Ballet"

CURRICULUM & STEPS

12yrs & Up

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