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Private Lessons



Monday 14th July

1.15pm - 1.40pm - Katie Morris (Ballet BM)

1.45pm - 2.10pm - Gemma Spiezer (Ballet BM)

2.15pm - 2.40pm - Beatrice McGlashen

2.45pm - 3.10pm - Zoe Wright (Ballet BM)

3.30pm - 3.55pm - Cerys McGuinniety ( Hip Hop L5)

4.00pm - 4.25pm - Sia Johnston (Ballet BM)

4.30pm - 4.55pm - Tess Manners (Ballet SM)


Tuesday 15th July

1.15pm - 1.40pm -

1.45pm - 2.10pm -

2.15pm - 2.40pm -

2.45pm - 3.10pm - Eleanor Bisley (Jazz Bronze Star

3.30pm - 3.55pm - Olivia Gregg (Jazz SS)

4.00pm - 4.25pm - Sophie Howe (NC)

4.30pm - 4.55pm -Sophie Howe (Ballet SM)


Bronze Medal


*positions of the feet

4th positions - make sure not too big

point the foot before you bring it in

straight knee when lowering to 4th position

ouverte and croise positions - make sure we can see the difference and know which one is which


*Plies

bottoms down in the plies

Zoe and sia - bigger grand plies in 2nd


*Battement tendu and battement glisse

don't forget the heads

turn leg out in 2nd so we can see the pointe

Zoe - don't forget to bring plisse off the floor


* Prep for Releve

- All work on tighter 5th positions (no gaps) with back heels looking sideways

don't lean forwards on the plies - bottoms go towards the floor not the mirror

heels towards each other on demi pointe - sneaky lines facing the walls

Gemma - turn out front foot in 5th demi pointe


* Prep for Jetes

- Show diamond at end of each Jete

- No sickles

- Get preparation lift at start

- Zoe don't lean on barre

Katie 0 swish to the side

sia - turn out your feet - practise this one

Zoe - stay in your bent supporting leg - practise this one

Hannah - cross foot over more at the front and the back - otherwise looks like it is at the side


*Prep for Grand Battements

- Straight bottom leg on all kicks

- Show 3 points on turning part (especially the point before close 1st)

no heads in this exercise

Zoe - too high

jess - ankle bone

Hannah arm too far forwards in 2nd

Emily - close the front foot when you have turned around


*Port de Bras

- Height of 1st is tummy button

- Timing show 2nd

Zoe - make arms the same in bras bas

jess - make arms the same in bras bas

Hannah - body straight when standing in bras bas - no rib movement

Zoe arm height in 1st position

everyone arms in 1st position

Katie - arm all the way out to side in switches from 3rd to 3rd


*Battement Tendu

- Arms 1st, 2nd on intro

- Both sides to the front then do the side tendus

- turn out the plie

- point in front of the eye

- ankle bones up in the tendu

- no arms to second on the last pile, finish in bras bas

show best pointe you've got

Sia and Zoe go over the start of this one

slowly down in the plie and slowly up - 2 counts up and 2 counts down

Gemma - hold arms

Katie - hands to the front in 2nd


*Polka

- Show each straight leg

- Swish through 1st

- Point underneath foot

- Dainty tippy toe run to other side


*Port de Bras

- Don't forget the breathe at the start

- 1st position too high

- Use heads

- Zoe show 2nd position before going up to Lyre/5th position


*Battement Tendu

- Hold elbows up in 2nd

- Katie keep Heels on the floor in Plie

- Arms stay still in 2nd position until the plie

- Ankle bones up to the sky in Tendu Devant (Front)

- Gemma keep shoulders down when taking arms from 1st to 2nd

- Zoe keep arms in correct bras bas position - no crossing hands over


*Prep for coupe

- Feet start 3rd position

- Breathe at the start, look ad smile towards Right hand

- Legs stay straight in tendu (Especially when going to the back)

- Point foot on side of the big toe at the back

- Zoe Not too high with Demi bras position

- Sia keep both feet turned out

- Katie body lifted when going to the back - no leaning forwards

- Pointe every foot as hard as you can

- Body stays up in plie

- Zoe look to the right arm in the breathe

- arms to demi 2nd in the stretch from 2nd plie to change side s

straight back knees

gemma dont lean forwards



*Sautes

- Sia bend knees on 4 before exercise starts

- Body stays still

Zoe - don't lean forwards in landing

Gemma - bigger plies in landings

make sure bottoms are going down to the ground on the landing to get the biggest pile you can

heels have to touch in your plies otherwise they don't count


*Petit Jetes

- Jump higher

- turn out the knee you land on in the jumps

arms stay on demi bras

Emily land on a bent leg

point feet really hard

HOLD arms


*Temps Leve

- No arms in the step close step pointe - they stay in 2nd

- Opposite hand and foot in jumps

- Leg stays still in attitude with ankle bone to the sky

- no arms in the point point close at end

Zoe - use the other leg to hop - use the easy left

point feet

gemma don't over cross the foot when pointed at the front for end count

HOLD arms and shoulders really still

cros front arm over into 3rd

Katie - show the swish

hold the turn out leg in the leg that's up in jumps gemma


*Gallops and Spring Pointes

- Preparation arms 1st to demi bras - right foot pointes front and bend supporting leg

- close feet to 1st position before running away

- Right foot forward in spring point on first side - then left foot on the second

- best pointed toes every time!!!!

Arms in demi bras - keep them super super still

Zoe don't forget foot prep

Hannah and jess pull back the knees in supporting legs in spring points


*Gallops

Right foot on first side - Left foot on second side

Pointe toes as hard as you can

Try not to go past the desk in your gallops

Katie - Turn out front foot in Gallops

Gemma - turn out front foot in gallops

Emily - cross feet over more in 5th in the air

Zoe - start start straight away after Emily

Highest demi pointe every in your Timmy toe runs

pointe back foot in kneel - NO banana feet

Sia - arms to examiner in end position

Make sure you start on correct foot

hold arms still

make sure you are ready to go for your turn

pointe toes as hard as you can in all the gallops


*Polka

HOP first

Emily - stay in term with music

brush through first position on a flat foot

don't forget preparation

keep counting to make sure you start at the correct time

arms in demi bras

Right foot forwards in prep for the Right side - Left foot forward in Prep for Left side






Damce

1 and 2 - start with Right foot

heels on floor for spring pointes

perform to the front


3 and 4 - Katie look over the front foot in walks

stay spaced apart from each other

sia toes and ankles together when on chair

Katie too many spring pointes

dance in your own space - don't cross over each other


5 and 6 - look over front foot in walks

feet 1st when putting thingy down

walk and pointes towards chairs again - not curtain

perform all faces to the front


6 and 7 - Gemma feet go to Left when sitting on chair

know where to go after putting thingy down

opposite arms in temps leve

don't go behind the chairs - go in front


everyone - teacher Isd swan lake poster

do walk walk walk pointes to the ballet shoes (Diagonal line)

all faces to the examiner - so she can see the story you are telling





BALLET - SIVER MEDAL (GROUP 1)


* WarmUp Exercise

- C dont twist when point to second

- C straight legs when come down

- S straight legs

- B ankle up in tendu devant

- keep foot on floor on tendu don't let it pop off


* PLIES

- B don't lean forward in plie

- C don't roll back heel forward's in all plies

- M don't pop heels too early in 1st pile

- show demi-points

- dont drop into full plies

- lift chin when lift arm to arabesque

- square up in arabesque

- stretch knee when transferring weight

hold elbows up

pull up knee caps in transfer of weight from 2nd - use toes of working leg to push you over to other side

Sophie - lengthen hands in allonge


*Battement Tendu/Glisse

- leave head after the prep arm

- S keep tendu on floor

- M dont pop back heel on plies before releve

- B,C Cross over in 5th

- Reitres legs stronger

- Heads on turn around

- Deeper plies

- 2 Feet move in for a releve

heels on floor in plies

tendu stays on the ground

don't forget heads


*Rond de Jambe a terre

-B straight body

- B, M Hips square

- C,B Turn out in 2nd

-C posture before start

- M lift up whole time

No jerkiness or stopping

- B foot behind shoulder in derriere

starts in 1st positions

stretch foot really hard when it gets to the back

no baby bends in knees when closing to 1st

Cerys - stretch knee fully especially at the back


*Battment Frappe

- prep wrong (arm on c2)

Too high at back

- M wrong in exercise

-Turn out thigh

-B to side not corner with foot

- End = point to second then close to 5th

b - bouncing in the points - tap and hold

don't brush through 5th -0 demi point is where foot hits floor first in the frappes

foot is at the top of the ribbons

don't pull the toes up in the prep position - foot relaxed and pull up from the ankle

cross foot halfway over at front not all the way


*Assemble soutenu

- forgot breathe

show allonge

two feet for releve

EEK

close 5th

front foot in releve big toe back

Michaela - forgot breathe - need to go over this one

b - don't overcross foot devant

heads

stretch supporting leg on count 4 - not when working leg is moving

arm opens to 2nd on the plie and close to bras bas on the leg stretch


*Developpe

- start 1st, everything closes 1st

show retire all up to the under neath of knee

straight bottom leg in developpe

timing at back

square for arabesque

starts in 1st

Cerys - stretch knee on arabesque


*Echappe Glisse - 2nd EEK

Head turn 5th

wider 2nd

in 5th releve the back heel needs to face the side

show plies each time with legs going sideways

plie and stretch after music has finished

cross over 5th feet on floor

hold upper body

heads

becarful of arms on the barre


*Prep for Pirouettes

A: EN DEHORS

arm stays in 1st when sideways to barre

closes in front each time

bent back leg

watch left side for knee to examiner can see it

knees out on the plies - not forwards towards the wall

Cerys arm 1st when sideways to the barre

Sophie switch feet when you turn towards the barre - not when you get there

Left knee in retire needs to be out more to the side so examiner can see it

Sophie - foot underneath the knee in retire

Don't roll back foot in 4th position - keep little toes on the floor especially on the Left side

b - plie at the end

Michaela - no long leg in this one


B: EN DEDANS

straight leg at the back in the lunge

Cerys need to work on this one - know it

Cerys heads

Sophie knee stays completely on the Close to 5th

Faster pull up from lunge into retire

Michaela pointe to 2nd not the back

Sophie - no heels popping

pull knee caps up in long leg at back so we can tell its straight

no sickle Sophie on the bring into retire


Grand Battement

Knees stay Straight on supporting leg - pull up the knee cap

Turn out the entire legs so they slot together and stay straight on the closing

Move hand on the barre for derrière

Petit Développe, pull in to 5th demi pointe, demi detourne to the other side

Cerys - know exercise

B - Pull up knee caps

Arms too high in 1st position

Michaela - don't pop heel before rise

Hand down after the music ends and then head comes up

B - body stays still in kick to 2nd, no hip lifting

Sophie and b - remember ending

MOVE YOUR HAND FORWARDS ALONG THE BARRE WHEN DOING DERRIERE


PORT DE BRAS

Pull up knee caps and push forwards in walks

!st position height

Turn on toes not heel

Sophie don't walk too much to corner - cuts in front of Michaela

follow hands more with heads


Battement Tendu

- knees out in plies

- Turn heel to front in tendus to 2nd

- Croise on other side on 3rd tendu to 2nd

- Michaela More plies and and keep heels on the floor

Michaela and b - not the same as barre


Chasses and demi détourne

Arms and legs work together

Slide foot along floor in chases - especially going to the back

show the holds and demi plie on sharp counts

watch arms when changing 3rds - got through sneaky 1st so ribs don't stick out

Cerys hold releve then turn

follow hand down at end

b - wrong foot on 2nd side


pas de valse and poses

Step on straight leg - flat supporting foot in arabesque

Michaela - more count 3

Cerys - knees out in waltz

remember the preparation

coupe needs to be turned out and presented to the front

Cerys step onto a flat foot for arabesque - not demi pointe

not too high for arabesque - needs to be eye height

arms to 1st position in the coupe


Soubresaut and Changement

get to 5th position

push with hip bone to get around in turn

Michaela Heel on the floor

stretch feet and keep heels Close in changement

BIG plies in landing

back heels touching little toes when in a PLIE ONLY

Cerys - go over this one - you are going the wrong ways - make a full circle on each side


echappes

turn out feet on way back in

Michaela - don't let heels pop - and keep knees out they are falling in


glissades and assembles

Sophie - pointe toes

Cerys - pull knees back in plies - especially after assemble

Curly straws

b - turn out legs in glissades especially 2nd leg - more plies and stretch legs in glissades

Michaela - keep counting and know how many glissades - more plie - heels down

show the end of glissade THEN do the assemble


Prep for chaine

keep head looking at the front - to show your spotting head

Cerys - finish the circle to complete an entire turn

only do it twice then run away for other group

start in 1st

bend leg on prep in last AND count

b - show the bend

Cerys - left side not correct


pas de chat

Michaela heels down

cerys heels down and jump higher

b - get feet to cross over and up higher - keep arms still!! turn out 2nd leg

b - coming down too late into 5th on first side

pOINTE your toes

Cerys - left foot needs to come forwards in pas de hat - its hitting your bottom


Pas de Basque

Cerys - show the round of leg (Like a mini Rond de jambe)

stretch both legs before closing in 5th with both legs straight

Banana Piñata

point 2nd foot before closing in 1st plie

preparation

travel more


Jetes

hold the landing position

throw leg up higher

make sure you dégagé your left foot forwards on the left side prep

show the switch

keep arms still

softer landings

start right back in the corner

remember heads

b - show the landing position - attach foot to the leg


Dance

1 and 2

c long arms in 5th

don't run too far forwards in run

stay in your own circle - always be in same number order

move right back and to the curtain as much as possible before pas de chat section

Cerys wrong foot at end


3 and 4

don't run too far forwards

start pas de chat section right by the curtain

stretch bottom leg in arabesque

green penguins

Michaela arm 5th then arabesque




NATIONAL CHARACTER


* Demi plies

- point foot in retire

- smooth plies

- elbows strong

preparation?? - don't forget it




*Tendus

- Keep foot on floor

go through demipoint

use heads

wait 2c then lift skirt

heads - don't forget them



*Reitire

B start 3rd position

prep of bend

use of heads

get bend on c8

no skirt hold in this one

point feet on retires

turn out foot as you step on it

turn on the toes of the foot



*prep for russian sailor step

feet 1st

no movement in body at all esp Tami

show 5th position on coupes


*prep for Dal Step

turn out support leg on fondu

no higher than 45

tendu front stays on floor no pop off


*Grand Battment

no higher than 45

C point lift

heads

turn head for heel then leave for gr.batt

no skirt

arm opens first second and onto waist with no skirt for prep




*port de bras

head straight ahead for start Tami

tami be in the right spot

thumbs down first and head the way going first


*PREP FOR TURNS

step with back foot

stay in plies ready for other side

Head prep

know which side you are up to


spring pointes

start with right foot forward

head towards front leg on holds

hands come onto waist in heel spring pointes

spring pointe on each foot - then the heels



*slow Russian promenade

know which foot to start with

remember the foot dégagé as well as arm prep

opposition arms

feet start in 1st parallel


*Heel Walks

pointe foot at back and kick bottom

down and bend knees in stamps

elbows up whenever holding skirt

petit retire in prep from other side - need to see it - DOWN DOWN DOWN LIFT

Evie need to work on this one


*Inverted toe and heel

don't forget head prep

skirt on hips on the stamps

if line by line - front line runs away

hold back strong

light in the jumps and high - then down and low on stamps

toes together on the stamps

starts with toes parallel

hold arms still


*Sautes

arms out on first jumps - then hands on hips for petit jetes - arms open up again as you demi plie

b - start turned out 1st position

jump to 1st at and of the ex

start with same foot each time


*Gallops and polkas

JUMP

leg closest to examiner is the heel that goes forwards

Michaela heel to front not side in end position

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Tami make sure dégagé Left foot in prep for left side


Character runs

heels stay up in runs - on demi pointe

rainbow frogs

sideways gallops but to the corner


dance

1 and 2 - Cerys go over this

don't cross over each other

Evie go over this


3 and 4 don't forget prep

Sophie faces

don't cross over each other

check the ending - doing different things

temp leve to the front tami??


5 and 6

bigger waves

b face

mya forgot step before heels - and do 2

go over end part - doing different things


7

Michaela gallop to the corner on second set

Michaela doing toe lifts to wrong way - left first on first set - right first on 2nd set

don't cross over each other




CONTEMPORARY



cardio

know it

keep feet flat on floor in knee rolls

hips are isolated and the only things moving - bend knees

shoulders right up in rolls

4 elbow rolls then 4 the other way

knees over toes on the bend

no chasse - grape vine instead

1 slow head roll and 1 and a half fast


*Light stretches A

keep turn out when standing there - knees over toes

relax head

get there on count 4 and hold for 4 counts

inside elbows looking at each other

tuck head on angry cat and look up on disco cat

4 nods and then 4 shakes

tuck chin more


*Light Stretches B

Look up at hands

Curl when going down to the lunge

turn out long leg in side lunges - also side knee has to be pulled back and turned out

sit up really tall in leg hug

cross arm under the other before to turn to side lunge

head long in lunge

Mya - hold tummy in lean back

Tahlia - long neck to keep chin up in lean back



intro yo the floor

Tahlia bigger star

thread the legs through - bottom leg bends and top leg goes over the top - only in clams that roll over onto the

push with the hip to get over into the clam

keep long neck

barbie feet

Plies and rises

be on the right count in the music

watch hands - keep them both evenly relaxed

slow stretch in the plie coming back up

knee ankle toe alignment - make sure all in line - no rolling



Spinal curl

tuck chin to keep neck a continuation of spine

bend knees in hanging over position - and hands on floor - fingers towards each other on the back of the hand

bend knees more and tuck pelvis in to come up back to neutral standing position

twice up and down with 8 counts, twice with 4 counts, twice with 2 counts, then the going around sideways ones

keep knees in alignment

tuck chin



*limb articulations - arms

switch hands on the swings

hands go out in on out 7, 8

same arm drops down each time

drop down 1, 2 come up 3, 4 change side ways 5,6, change upwards 7, join both up 8

shoulders first then drop down

starts Left side straight away

hands not too high - and suspend arms at the front to make it work with the music



Limb Articulation - legs



in and out of the floor

SPRING with both feet back to paralell after all drops

body held and get over the up knee



turns - selection D

more chasse

hold the end turn



triplets

show suspension on the last one before going backwards

9 count wait before start

keep knees slightly bent on the ups



jumps

get front leg and back leg up at the same time in fruit bat




JAZZ - SILVER STAR


*Cardio

- Through body more

eyeliner is to little Jess

E wandering eyes

M fists - watch for odd fingers

all second feet parallel

T arm back further

E - fully point each foot

E - running arms - not banging drum

may cross 5th in the together and out

O - keep body still on arm circles

Mya 0 still doing funny finger thing

E - let head go on body drop



Leg Extension

Timing

E Head to examiner

Straight Legs on extension

Bum on the ground kin kicks

hold tummy on kicks

O - started too early

E - both hands on leg in knee circle

Mya 0 hand hold on long leg is wrong

e - too late to com e downpour other side

all stretch knees In leg stretch and hold



Forward Split

Start 2nd position

TIMING!!!!!!!!

Back leg that goes propose position

O - straight legs

E - 2 arms in back up in split

step into 2nd for other side

start in 2nd position

out on counts

finish feet 2nd



Isolations

E - R foot points to the side, toes together

All L-Shaped (elbows just about touching hip bones) during Shimmys

Show wonder women after each roll

Peace thing stops by eye

click fingers back of hand faces examiner

everything is an isolation

Work pieces then add

legs stay on first click, then switch to other side on 2nd click



Turn Combination

3x Chaine Turns

spot the slow first turn (single)

focus on the hold of the releve and hold at end of single turn

karate chop

step finish hold for one extra count

first two R, first two L, wait 8 c then L

E- watch the supporting legs



POse Turns

My a - travel and spot ribs

E supporting leg bent and arms wild, faster double head

O arms wild, earlier double head

T arms wild hold ending, 3 singles double (count!!)

safety valve with slice arms to reset your direction and get weight in the right place



Fan Kicks

T wrong arms

show the 5th position with leg high on releve (accent up)

whip arms down to 3rd across

get low on long walks between

head to side at end so muscle can take weight of head, both legs bend in this position with foot on full point with no sickle

travel forwards enough so that next people can start

front leg forward on back bend

fans kicks have to go from corner to corner



KICK COMBO

M - prepare arms to 2nd

arms too high

bad layout

E - stretch bottom leg in kicks

then bend at the end

O - timing - kick on count 2

wrong leg at end

T - hold relieves longer

kick on count 2

Step kick through 1st position

throw lay out back

M - hold arms in all kiss

all knees over toes and parallel in the lay out

stretch knees in forward kicks

rise for kick and releve for attitude

layout arms all the way back




Side Jetes

Pointe toes

cross foot behind when land from side jete

Mya - Let it go

small 2nd jete

cross foot behind to end and then pull up and finish

E - pointe foot in the side jete left side

Arms 2nd inn both side jete



Lyrical

move it - make it work in the space

step to the corner and forwards in the prep for first turn

tie dyed dolphins

Mya - make more of the Rond de jambe before arabesque

E - arms - smooth everything out - keep head on track and flow with the dance



Charleston

M - preparation

flexed hands on the round circle

arm co ordination in the first swings - make sure they go down and up



Hat

E - ankle bone in at start position

M - wrong knee in

O - timing

elbows out at start

make it very girly and fun



Dance

Mya - wait, head, hip to the left, click then turn around

Elise - move forward in first walks

step cross drag wait, step cross drag kick turn around and step back to go into the bow wooowwww

Elise - step to the corner in prep for single and double turn

same shoulder as popped foot in walks backwards

shoulders with clicks x2, nothing x4, round butterfly clicks with Left foot front x3, step right and place Left foot side pointed no arms ready forced flicks

sorry I zoned out..

hat goes UP then onto head after turns (single and double)

hat goes on the head for turn around after butt shake

step click - arm OUT first then in when facing front

point feet on cow flicks

3 rounds with hat on last one

leave to up before toe taps



BALLET - BRONZE STAR



Warmup

Weight forward in parallel 1st

E pull up kneecaps

relax elbows on barre

don't twist hips when doing it turned out

E use all music

t smile

E use all music - slowly lower down - and stretch both knees at the same time

Tami - smile - and deeper demi plie in turned out position



Plies

E use all music

T keep posture all time

E straight kneee when close

E don't sit back in full plie in 3rd

hands turned around

tami - bigger 2nd position

Evie - use all counts - especially in grand plies

evie - heels down in demi plies

no little wobbles in knees when stretching up

pull up knee caps in the rise



Bat. Tendu/Glisse

Shoulder back

T don't involve body in prep

E don't let foot come off in tendu

keep hips square at back

T- remember starts in 3rd

T - keep weight on the ball of supporting foot - no pulling off supporting leg

Evie - hip down when pointing to 2nd - rotate leg with knee to the sky without twist and moving hips



demi assemble

T no body for following arm

don't forget heads

E point second more

Squeezy close

Show the demi point on the close in from 2nd

E - make sure to show the 1st position when turning around on the 1st said

bring in the back foot to 5th demi point in the turn around for the other side



prep for assemble

E bend of arms at barre

don't forget heads on the point

square up hips

T swish to side

rolling on landing and on swish

E - heels on the ground in all landings

- no rolling ankle bones!!!! on back foot when landing - pull back knees and pull up ankle bones to keep ankles apart

no fluffy chicken butts on landing

Tami - careful no rolling on the pull in back to 5th from 2nd




Prep for retire

hold it right up knee

E straight supporting legs

straight knees down after pose

T don't swish hips in retire

working knee straight after petit retire

More demi pointe evie

NO ROLLING ESPECIALLY BACK FOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




grand battement

E - pulling off leg in 2nd position

T- bending supporting knee in derriere close

keep bodies still at all times

dont roll on feet at any stage

Remember no heads

Evie - no twisting in 2nd or derierre

Elbows - keep them lifted

watch supporting knee on all closes

keep tendus on the floor - only lift in the grand battement

evie - higher up at the back but keep hips to the front

evie - keep weight over the big toes on the supporting leg when you kick to 2nd

tami - cross 5ths over more in closing and take legs higher now




Port de bras

Dance it more

E - look up past wrist in sth

E - shoulders down in 5th

T-don't drag the c7-8, no moment at this time

T- watch wrists and more bend from Lyre

stay further back - nose before the coppelia poster - TAMI

hands evie

Tami longer 5th

evie more wrist in lyre

timing

even shoulders back

look past your hands

use the music to help get the allonge timing - on the booommm




Bat Tendu

T- head on prep look to r hand in 1st

don't drop bodies on plie

Through feet esp E

E keep it on the floor no popping

T watch how pointing

glittery goose

head to the corner on the point and leave it on the close

elbows and hands in 2nd position

turn out the legs so we can see the back foot heel from the front

squeeze bottom in the closing - and hold arms still evie

show the demi point in each foot




Coupes

Hands in bras bas

breathe in demi-2nd in prep

Watch demi-bras not firewood look

E Step on straight leg to second

Bottom on squeeze to 5th

Turn out of fondu leg keep bottom down

on step to side watch eyes of arms in demi-second

Evie - arms breathe to demi 2nd at start

hold tummy and left

evie forgot 2nd coupe

tami - keep heels on the floor when closing

look to side in the step for the other side

Tami - toes on the floor when closing to 5th position flat feet

evie - push over onto ball of foot straight away in transfer of weight to other leg

keep legs straight and knees pulled up in closing to 5th position





Pas de Cheval

leg closes in straight

over the top and pointe on big toe

Evie - arms too high - keep hand below shoulder

Arms come down into bras bas after the last one to finish the exercise

Evie - too high front arm - keep low as if brushing edge of tutu

tami show hold with knee cap pulled up in 3rd position before lifting up and extending out



Poses

step across into the middle of the body

crunchy bars are yummy

brush through 1st position with all of foot on the floor

push forwards more - and HOLD before doing next one

hold head to the front for 2 walks - then run away to the back



Promenade

little toe off the floor in demi pointe - then all toes on the floor with flat foot pulling in from the back

start with feet in 3rd position with Left foot at front on Left side

releve hold and then turn

push big toe back on front foot as turning around in 5th position

Evie keep arms held for the entire exercise

Push forwards and pull up front leg in steps forward and pointe the back toe faster

elbows forwards of body

allonge as you run away

heads!!!!!

arms to first and then stretch out to demi bras for 2nd time



Changements

Evie hold arms still

get feet across to 5th in each landings - not 3rd - (nimbly lip hoo dackys)

evie - arms still on jumps - press shoulders down

don't roll on back foot in landings

cross feet over in landings

deeper demi plie

Tami - start with Right foot front

Hold arms still



Glissades

Deeper plies

Evie - finish glissade in 5th position, not 1st/3rd

turn out both legs - especially the 2nd leg to show the arch in the pointed foot

make an arc with the body in glissade

Hold arms

Move to weird almost behind each other place to start this one

Evie point 2nd foot in glissade

Tami - don't lift hip at the end

Tami - bring through demi point and slide in earlier in glissade



Jetes

timing - jump on the and, land on the count

close to 3rd position in ending

show off the supporting leg - get the thigh back

timing - make sure you jump on the AND and hand on the COUNT



Dance enchainment

no lean back head at end

work on glissades - same as glissade exercise

bigger and deeper 2nd plie echappe to 2nd before channgement

Evie Head on glissades

Tami - lighter 2nd temp leve - and hold arms

Tami - Right leg supporting on spring points - turn out more and pull back knee

Evie - knees out in petit jetes

Evie top arm too high in 4th end position - and watch head in correct place

Evie - bend knees changements

Tami - bigger 2nd in echappe sautés

stretch bottom leg and foot in both temp leve hops on both legs



Dance

feet in 4th when putting on tutu

let it goooooo

bottom down at the start - tutu is sticking up

no flappy feet in glissades evie

tami move it in the runs to the back

big pointes

tami - went to 3rd - supposed to be 2nd

evie - don't go sideways on spring points - can't see tami

don't drag on sickled foot as you stand up - slide big toe along the floor




Reverance

start with feet in crossed over 3rd position

bottoms down as still wearing tutus point feet in curtsey at the end when saying thankyous


BALLET - SILVER MEDAL


Warmup

N No head once you start

M sickle in plie on rise

N don't pop off foot in Tendu

T posture, use all music

N don't bend back leg when push over to front

Use all the music

Tess - sickling out on rise on left foot

stretch knees from plie fully on count 3

Tess watch for rolling on supporting feet



Plies

M head straight on all demi plies

N cross over in 5th and back straight in full plie

don't twist in arabesque

use all the music to slowly close to 1st on other side

T head wrong way on 2nd side as following arm

Catch arm before arabesque

Close to 5th at end

Tess - no leaning forward in the back up from grand plie in 1st

Niamh - down further in full plie

heels off the floor count 4

show demi point on all pointe

arm goes to 2nd as soon as you turn around



Tendus/Glisses

Floor pressure

T - knee back in retire

N back demi-pointe more

don't drop backs on plie

T don't crab feet in

arms open on stretch of legs to 2nd not before

Niamh longer neck at the back

Niamh retire at the front of the knee not the back

mia - hold the 1st position towards the barre

make sure leg is right behind you - not to the corner



Rond de jambe

M, N don't twist hips in derriere

don't stop or jerk in any position

massage floor, show demi-pointe

Show 6 pointes of turnout

N get L foot behind shoulder in derriere

T don't crab foot in to first needs to be relaxed.

M relax toes going to 1st

arm prep goes 1st to 2nd

arms held - hold elbows

allonge at the end of every exercise

Niamh - keep neck long

Mia - keep body still

Tess - keep knee stretched at the back



Battement Frappe

T - starts 5th position

Wait one count then do prep

Not too high at the back in frappe position

N cross over 5th to start in

out 2, one in (rhythm)

T - brush demi-point evenly

Point to second then close 5th at end

Niamh -0 cross feet more in 5th - and lift foot after dégagé and then bring it in for the prep

tess - no tilt in foot - Niamh also

mia - lift foot from ankle - not toes



Assemble soutenu

Breathe to demi second on intro

Starts in 5th

don't forget heads

smiling

T finish releve facing front before turn to face

N head tilts towards barre when looking to hand in 1st

M turnout support leg as going around

Plie arm goes to 2nd, stretch arm to bras bas

arm closing through allonge to bras bas between each leg circle

Tess and Niamh wrong arm prep

arm through 1st to 2nd in demi assemble

timing



Developpe

M Hips square in 2nd developpe

N Leg back in retire

knee out so we can see the retire from the from

tess - stretch supporting leg in arabesque

Niamh - don march back in arabesque



Echappe Glisse

Wide 2nd

Hold the body

Back foot turned out in 5th

Plie legs go sideways

Come out of plie slowly at end.

head to the front foot on releve 5th

wider 2nd



PIROUETTE A

Don't over cross the 4th and twist hips

Keep back straight

Don;t use body on demiplie releve

little toe on the ground at back tess

wider 4th

arm to 1st the whole time away from barre

Niamh - retire at the front of the leg - not side

Mia - bigger 4th



PIROUETTE B

T Head before start

T don't look down

N close 5th derriere for first one

M, T overdressing foot in retire

bottoms down to the floor

don't lean on the barre tess and Mia

Mia - left foot sickling on point and retire - and don't turn in foot in lunge


Grand Battement

Bottoms in after derriere

arm 1st on plie, 2nd on stretch

hips square on petit développe - body lifted and head turn

keep hips over supporting leg in 2nd Mia


****Port de bras - practise this one

N - start with front foot

Mia - too crossed

SMILE SUNSHINES

first arabesque arm is same height as shoulder - then the next one is eyebrow height

arms longer in 5th position

show the artistry - catch the hands and follow with eyes



Battement Tendu

Starts croise

from derrierre coming in back in to 5th - keep all toes on the floor - no rolling

Mia shift foot to front on tendus in 2nd


Chasse and demi detourne

turn with arm and hip bone - not by releasing the arm

releve up and THEN turn

arms and legs together In the chasses



Pas de valse and poses

don t forget the foot on prep

don't chase too crossed

arabesque on a flat foot

sparkly chickens

and arms to first in coupe

Mia - watch turn out of leg in waltz

Miami - pull up ankle bone so not rolling in the coupe after arabesque

turn out the chase foot in the coupe after arabesque



soubresaut and changement

M - 2 soubs to the front then turn all the way to back

T - hold body - and more PLIE!!

Niamh - finish the circle on each side - and keep changements underneath you in 1st position don't kick them out

Tess - heels down and back straight

Mia - More jump - get higher

Niamh - knees are falling forwards



Echappes

Niamh - change feet

prepare with a breathe - then bend and leave arms bras bas

mia - no crossing arms in 1st position

JUMP



Glissages and assembles

more demi plie - plie inbetween each glissade

point 2nd foot especially in glissade

land in turned out both feet 5th position

arm to 2nd in assemble - not arabesque

take body with you - no slinkys

heels down in the take offs for glissades and especially assembles

Niamh don't forget assemble arms



prep for for chaines

show the bend on the supporting leg before each turn

don't forget arm and leg preparation - arms to 3rd - right leg tendu to side and bend supporting leg

heels in 1st rise position

hoo wacky dacky

keep head facing the front for whole exercise to show spotting

practise Left side - make sure you complete an entire circle for turns

hold posture

arms in 1st

after don't Left side - run away and wait by the sides



Pas de Chat

Tess - Turn out 2nd knee

Niamh - get heel to tough underneath thigh

Niamh - toes to the floor in changements - don't kick them out

travel pas de Chats

Niamh - hold 5th position plie between each jump

Mia - show the hold in the air and the hold in 5th position

Tess - watch arms in 3rd position

everyone keep arms still



Pas de Basque

pointe 2nd foot on transfer of weight

bend supporting legs

orange zebra

chase through 1st and slide forward ti 2 straight legs - close with straight legs 5th position

keep counting - make sure you only do it 6 times



Jetes

travel up not along

hold arms still

softer landings

hold landing position slightly longer - and bend MORE

2 walks looking at front and then run away



dance

1 and 2

Tess turn out front foot in 5th demi pointe

both do 2 walks looking at front then run each time you run to back for a new place

coupe to the corner

dance in your own space

SMILE



3

Niamh pull up in the stand up in 5th demi pointe

run to the correct places for glissade pas de chat part

coupe after arabesque to corner

wrong legs at the end

2 walks looking at front then run to the back for a new place



JAZZ - BRONZE STAR



Cardio



hands on hips for kbr

when do knees to front make window shape

runs - quiet but fast body in diagonal shape and head up smiling

in kbr star jumps arms straight out sides then crossed prayer position and leg bends at knee only (diagonal kbr leg)

in front kbr side keep side arm strong at second

grapevine - show two heels and arms like kbr star jumps

wonder women arms and plies with diagonal back

punches have the bends, punch someone taller then bed



Side flat back and hip stretch

Wait 4c the point to side 5-6, lower 2nd 7-8

Flat backs a bit more flat with arm still in S Shape

Head on knee with straight knee caps

when in middle show plie arms

When roll up arms trace side of leg c8 arms 2nd

E - bottom in in plie

In plie arms on thighs not kneecaps with thumb at back

C - higher demi-point



Forward split & strengthening Ex

Split!

Turnout c8



On way round with legs, point toes and sit up in the body

when lying facing the ground, hands by shoulders, elbows down

then to come up make the U shape hold your tummy strong and back strong

check shoulders down and long necks.

bonus points, keep up as arm goes overtime,

in V/triangle position get rid of back bones

then balance the see saw position

tuck the back knee under and point the foot allowed one quick push off the back hand

roll to the back on count 5 ready for v sit

no turtle backs in V sit - push bottom of your back forwards towards legs



Isolations

Timing

shoulders go back first

bend knees before the hips



Turn Combo

Preparation - slow on the music - point front foot as hard as you can

plies with knees out to the sides - backs up straight and karate shop arms

SPOT YOUR HEADS - 3 heads per turn

Caitlin - point foot to the front in preparation - and don't take side arm too far back

stay up at the end of each turn



Kick combo

Point toes on spot jumps between kicks

arms lifted up and still for the WHOLE EXERCISE

2 straight legs on the flick kicks - step with turned out feet - keep them low at the same height as your knee

point toes, long legs and get down on the 3 walks - backs stay straight with no moving

straight supporting leg on the releve and high kick with no body moving



warm up jump

bend on count 8

arms on jumps - only move 1 at a time and then back to a V

point toes on first pencil jumps

kick bottom on runs

running arms go backwards and forwards

zombie arms on the tuck jumps

stay in bend between the tuck jumps - and don't stick bottom out



Prep for forward jete

STRONG arms - point the way your going and then back in to secret place like a robot

point toes - best toes everrrrrrrrr

keep both legs straight in the air

prepare with right foot behind on the right side and left foot behind on the left side - the foot that is behind is the one you step on



travelling

right foot behind Ready to step on - left foot for left side



Hip Hop Level 5



Cardio



Jump onto Right leg first for runs

stay in time. with the music fo r the runs

shoulders - Left Right Left when stepping to the right and Right Left Right when stepping to the Left

2 steps every time in under the fence - and GET LOW!!!

jumps in and out are on AND 3 counts

do this twice through




Arm and shoulder Isolations

Head goes side to side first

sharp and hold

head rolls from Right to Left first

Emma go over this one

Keep. arms by sides



Ribs and Hips

need to see MORE - make sure I can tell what you're doing

hips go forwards and back for 16 counts - same side to side

ribs go forwards first before the rib circles

Emma too fast in the isolations before hip and rib circles

Make everything bigger so we can see it

Liv - keep counting



Stretch

Keep counting

Pink Turtles

tuck chins under so I can see back of your neck

both knees stay bent in side stretch - keep shoulders to the front and just lean body to the side

Liv go over this one

after bend with elbows on knees, back to floor for 8 counts - then bring feet in 1,2,3,4, bend 5,6 stretch up 7,8



Amr combo 1

Show the transfer of weight onto each foot

arms flow but also STOP at the end of each position

Hold first arm up for count 1 and 2 - then switch to other side



Arms combo 2

show the face through the window

foot drops count 1 - hold 2 - switch 3 n- drop 4

Right hand is up on the first AND count in each drum

face the corner for drums

TJHIS is the drum one



Co ordination 1

remember to jump back to 2nd position

this is the ribs and punch one

cor ordination 2

push round count 1 - elbows down on the AND count - sleep position count 2 - hold 3 - drop down on the AND count - back up 4



directions - travelling

right side - step with Left leg first each Tim e

left side - step with right foot first each time

wrists always need to be facing each other


directions - travelling

this is the hip to the corner one

Liv step back on the left foot and tap the right one first on the backwards step taps

Cerys make sure hands finish circle away from the tapping foot



Ballet test 3



Positions of the feet

Sienna - push over the big toes in rises

Victoria - sneaky line to the front not the side in all points

Summah - best pointes EVERY time!!

Briar check posture the whole time

knees straight when closing into 3rd

point to the side in. 2nd not the corner

3 counts rise up - 3 counts lower down - 1 count plie down - and 1 count stretch




Demi plies

stretch knees when closing from 2nd to 3rd

Sienna keep body square to the barre

Victoria and briar keep looking up in the plie in 2nd

Victoria - heels stay on the floor in ndemi plies especially back foot

Summah - no duck wiggles to get back into turned out 1st position

summah and Sienna keep counting on the left side - 1 plie in 1st, 1 plie in 2nd, 3 plies in 3rd



Battement tendu

keep supporting leg straight - no bends at all in this one - summa and briar

Victoria keep tendu on the floor

Briar keep foot on the floor at the back

No twisty Hips Sienna

Summah - keep every foot pointed as much as possible

Sienna pointe every toe on your foot

Victoria - keep body lifted when pointing to the back -0 no superman

keep Tendus on the floor



Exercise for demi pointe

slow and smooth rises - no robots on the way down

heads go towards the foot you are lifting to Demi pointe



Prep for petit Jete

Keep bodies lifted up as you bend down

Sparkly rabbits

rise up for 2 counts , hold for 2 counts, lower down for 2 counts, hold in 1st position for 2 c ounts

Make sure I can tell if its at the front or the back

ankle bones forwards - no banana feet



Prep for Polka

foot pointes to the front in preparation with arms

smile at the teddy bears

finish exercise off in 1st with arms bras bas and then run away

point the front foot every time it moves

summa straight leg at the front - not attitude

Sienna - don't forget to prepare while summah is finishing

Victoria - don't forget to prepare while Sienna is finishing

Genevieve - point every foot that steps forwards and finish off in 1st with arms bas bas and then run

briar - slightly bigger steps



Port de Bras

No breathe at the start

smooth - use all the music so arms don't stop moving

1st position in line with belly button

remember Heads - and look out towards the audience/posters/curtains so we can see your eyes (Not just into your hands)



batte,ent tendu and spring points

keep counting

show the best pointed foot every time!!!

turn out legs so we can see sneaky lines

knees out when doing first points with bends - knees shouldn't be touching


deportment walking

faster counts - but only do 7 walks

close to 1st position on count 8

rise up and hold count 1

fluffy turtles

turn. ALL the way around back to face the front counts 2, 3, 4

then run away


sautes

pointe your toes in the air - it will also help to make your landing quiet!!

4 sautes in 2nd

then stretch legs count 5 - point foot 6, close 7 bend 8

on right side - pointe right foot to close

and on left side point the left foot to close


Gallops

finish off the exercise - bend point then close to 1st - then go to the barre to wait

point toes

hold arms really still - no bouncing

bodies lifted up to the sky in all bends

Purple Carrots

make sure you do 6 gallops then bend pointe

jump up not along so that you have enough room


Temps Leve

Show the pointed toe before you bring feet into 1st position

straight leg on the balance in attitude - lift leg up count 3 and hold count 4


Dance

make sure to keep doing the faces to the front

getting sleepy and yawn starts in the slow music then run in the twinkly part

don't wake up too early - run forwards ready for gallops in the twinkly part





Hip Hop Level 4

Hi 5 hand on first open the doors - Ashton make sure it is opposite arm

swing other arm out before doing close the door with same arm as leg

throw arms down - lift elbows into chicken arms on the bends

skipping rope arms - get hands all the way up to shoulders get low and jump side to side on the runs - arms swing across to opposite shoulders



Stretch and strengthening

lean to the right 4 counts, to the left 4 counts com up and face side count 5, 6 into lunge 7, 8

8 count plank hold, arms down down up up x2 (4 counts each), 8 counts mountain climbers, push back into plank count 1, walk hands in counts 2, 3, 4 bend knees 0- heels to the floor and roll up face the front 5, 6, 7, 8

lunge to the right on first side

Morgan right arm lifts first

start in 2nd

face the curtains in lunge on first side



Isolations

Right shoulder up, change, back to the same level and look down at Left hand

then repeat on other side - then repeat both but faster and rib circle right - up and down to the left

More ribs so I can tell the difference between side and front etc


Grooves

no walks back in the backwards grooves - only body moves - 2 up and 2 low

show the high and the low in 4 walks forwards - show the difference


Arm combo

need to see more sharp of arms 0- and hitting the counts

practise the left side



Jazz Test 3


Cardio

stay in time with the music

point toes in the jumps out and in - hands on hips

arms in grapevine - out, cross, out and clap

Point toes in kick bottoms and in high knee runs

jump on to right leg first for kick bottoms runs

8 kick bottoms - 8 knees up - 4 kick bottoms - 4 knees up - 2 kick bottoms - 2 knees up - 2 kick bottoms - 2 knees up



Forward flat back and calf stretch

timing...

hold tummies and posture in the calf stretch to the side - arms are out in 2nd

don't forget arms and foot prep to the side in music before exercise starts

arms up count 1, 2 - into flatback 3, 4 - bend knees and keep them over toes count 5, 6, stretch knees and stay in flat back count 7, 8

down on count 1 to Hold ankles in the stretch down to the floor - hold for 8 counts

4 counts to roll up - point foot to side counts 5, 6 - and turn to side of room 7, 8

down and hold calf stretch for 4 counts point the back foot 5, 6 and turn to the front 7, 8



Thorasic and Lumbar spine strengthening exercise

push up onto elbows count 1,2,3,4 - lower down count 5, 6,7,8

push all the way ups onto hands 1,2,3,4 - hold there 5,6,7,8

lift right arm off the floor for 8 counts

left arms for 8 counts,

8 counts to lower down onto tummy with forehead on the floor

pull back into snail with arms stretched out for 8 counts - then hold for another 8 counts

9 counts to roll up into sitting position

hold tummies and posture in final sitting position



Ribcage isolations

Don't forget arm and foot preparation

Candyfloss lollipops

1st time you do it - start by going to the right side - 2nd time starts with the Left side

do it once on each side then point the Right foot and close



Kick combo

STEP before you kick

show each position so I can tell if it is a swish or an unfold

Yvette - watch out for banana feet!!

feet only come a little bit off the floor -0 not too high



step hops

Step on the right foot first and then hop

right arm long first

point toes in every step



kick Ball change with sugars

right side and then the left side

slow down with the music - jump with turning grapevine music

Point the front foot in the kick

and make them slow



Jump with turning grapevine

lift knees in the jumps

3 jumps side to side and then to 2md on count 4

new arms on last 2 lift up toes

Grumpy Gnomes

arms go up on 7 in grapevine and then down on count 8



Girls combo

SMILE!! this is a performance have fun one

count to 4 in each of the 4 sections

on the right side push hips towards the curtains

and on the left side push hips towards the barre



Dance

head up on the word see after he3ad roll Isla turn other way on 2nd turn and clap

walks and taps coming forward with arms need to go over

cross left foot over the front

Fruit salad

walk towards the curtain to get into final pose

cross left foot over right in end pose

step onto right foot for the step hop gallops

;practice step hop gallop and pony gallop section