JANUARY - COMBO LEVEL 1

Rising Stars - Ballet (8-11yrs)

OCTOBER

CURRICULUM:

DETAILED CLASS PLAN

CLASS MUSIC

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

CUE SHEETS

PRINTABLE CLASS PLAN

OCTOBER 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

 

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. 

 

FREE DANCE

Halloween Free Dance – “Halloween Mix”

This is a medley of songs.  For each song, you are going to give the dancers different instructions.  When that song ends, they need to “Freeze/Pose”

  • 1st Song: Thriller – Start on the sides of the room, crawl in to the centre of the floor, than dance like Zombies

  • 2nd Song: “Monster Mash” – Have them do creepy ground work (slither like a snake, crawl like a spider, etc.)

  • 3rd Song: “Adams Family” – Have them stand up and do “high work” – leaps, big movement

  • 4th Song: “This is Halloween” – Be creepy skeletons and dance

  • 5th Song: “Rotten to the Core” – Dance however they want

 

CLASS CLOSING/REVERENCE:

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

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