I. Intermediate Warm-up
A. Intermediate warm-up consists of body movements and
stretching motions designed to increase blood flow to
B. Isolations will be incorporated during this section of
the class, as well as large muscle group strengthening.
II. Intermediate Floor Stretch and Strengthening
A. Once the body temperature has been raised by the general
warm-up, the body will be able to stretch more
B. Flexibility exercises will be performed concentrating
primarily on the legs.
C. These stretches are intermingled with other floor work
to strengthen the muscles of the body used by dances;
i.e. the abdominals and gluteals.
III. Intermediate Jazz Technique
A. Proper posture and alignment aid in the efficiency and
safety of movement.
B. A sense of "center" is aspired toward balance and
C. The building of strength of specific jazz positions is
also addressed, as well as maintaining the foundational
technical skills brought to class from previous ballet
IV. Intermediate Across the Floor
A. During this portion of the class, individual movements
that will later be put into longer combinations of
choreography are rehearsed and perfected.
B. Among other moves, the dancer can expect to practice leg
extensions, elevations and turns.
C. This section of class is devoted to the linking of
movements into sequences and the development of the
mind-body relationship (neuromuscular coordination) and
the continued development of skill and style.
V. Intermediate Jazz Combinations
A. It is during this time that the dancer really gets to
dance and use all the techniques he or she has been
B. The development of empathy for the accompaniment and the
relationship to the choreography will be strongly
C. Being able to adapt and pick up a style or movement
combination is one of the major goals of participating
in a jazz dance class.
D. The presentation of the choreography will be rehearsed
to enable performance practice.
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