Ballet and Jazz Dance for K-4

Ballet and Jazz Dance for K-4

Curriculum
ARTS ALIVE BALLET AND JAZZ DANCE CURRICULUM FOR GRADES K-4 Throughout the course, dance teachers help children develop skills on and off stage such as team building, collaboration, problem solving and leadership. The foundations of dance class begin with ballet and core warm ups connected to the technique or skills to be taught within the class. The students learn to use the whole body with creative and imaginary exercises to expand their knowledge of learning steps and different styles of dance. Once students have acquired basic core skills, Hip-Hop, Jazz or African dance steps will be added. Moves at fast tempos such as quick footwork and intricate arm movements will be implemented as students improve. Overview:  Over 9 months of dance or one school year, students learn a minimum of…
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Drama Voice Exercises – Teacher Resource

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This is a suggested list to be taught over an 8 week period session.  Some exercises will be repeated during the year as new children join.  Repeat favorable exercises with experienced students teaching their peers as a strategy. Beginners: Breathing Posture - Correct all students every week until they learn “the actor position” – feet planted slightly apart and shoulders over feet. Sumo wrestler - Students should be able to bend knees and not fall over; breathe deeply (test by patting on the back if they move, they are not strongly breathing) Monkey can be used for students who do not know “Sumo” - a la Alexander technique (bring pictures or have on computer) I am I am a snow I am a snowman melting I am a snowman melting…
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