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Dance word of the month: "Tendu" (ton-doo) meaning "stretched"

What dance technique it's used in: Ballet

How to do it: Have your little dancer point their toe starting with the heel melting through the ball of their foot extending through the toes. Now try it standing up foot on the floor with a straight knee. Very good!

 

Advanced/Intermediate Student Vocabulary

May

  • Assemble`
  • Battement
  • De`gage`
  • Chasse`
  • Corps
  • Corps de ballet
  • Jete`
  • divertissement
  • en dedans
  • en dehors
  • en croix
  • Retire`
  • en cloche
  • sickling

 

Music of the Week

Taylor Swift "Style" - After-school Choice
"Lips are Moving" Kids Bop - Class Favorite
"Towards the Sun" Home Soundtrack - Ms. Danielle's Pick
"Faint" Lincoln Park - Best group dance song Jazz Level 3

 

Dance Game - Isolations/Get Moving

Dance Genre: Jazz

Good Song to Use: "I Like To Move It, Move It" (from Madagascar)

  1. Have your little dancer bend knees in place 8 times to the beat
  2. Jump up and down with two feet (8 times)
  3. Jump up and down with hands up (8 times)
  4. Run in place with hands on hips. Count to 8.
  5. Next, bounce both shoulders (8 times). Repeat on Right shoulder, then the Left
  6. Put their hands on hips and switch hips from side to side while counting to 8 to the beat
  7. Place both hands on knees and finish in a star jump!
  8. Repeat as much as you have energy for.

 

Exam dates/ Material

Next Exam date will be the week of 5/16/17

 

Stretches/ Exercises/ Articles

We would like to see needle and heel stretch improvement in level 2-5. Daily stretching is key to improvement.

Having trouble staying motivated?
I challenge all students to a 360 challenge. Document your progress for inspiration. It will excite and keep you wanting more.

 

 

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