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Dance Technique Classes: Positions, Leaps and Jumps

The Academy of Performing Arts has a full spectrum of dance technique classes

Our classes progress from Technique 101 to Technique 707, and include flexibility warm-ups, positions, and leaps and jumps. We have listed the components of each class below. These classes will prepare your child for any type of dance he or she may want to pursue.

 

Please use the following links to learn more:

Technique 101
Technique 202
Technique 303
Technique 404
Technique 505
Technique 606
Technique 707
Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

 

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Technique 101

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split
Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet are in first and on relieve, arms are in first, and spot the direction they are going)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out)
Single pirouette turn (right/left)
Single Pique Turns (right/left) make sure they are turned out and foot is to the knee)
Grand Battements (front, side and back kicks...need to know how to use abs when kicking and turn out on right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Developpe Grand Battements (go to coupe which is at the ankle, then passe to extend leg and control leg down...front, side, back right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) - right/left and focus on arms and feet
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (Russian) (right/left) - focus on keeping chest upright, legs level, feet, arms
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump - this will help with axels when they get there (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel (break it down and spend a lot of time on it)


- start: explain the legs positions of axel (front side Passe)
- Chaine Down Chaine Front Side Passe Jump then try and turn it

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 202

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split
Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet are in first and on relieve, arms are in first, and spot the direction they are going)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out)
Single pirouette turn (right/left)
Single Pique Turns (right/left) make sure they are turned out and foot is to the knee)
Grand Battements (front, side and back kicks...need to know how to use abs when kicking and turn out on right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Developpe Grand Battements (go to coupe which is at the ankle, then passe to extend leg and control leg down...front, side, back right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Rith/Left Diagonal Leg Holds (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) - right/left and focus on arms and feet
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (Russian) (right/left) - focus on keeping chest upright, legs level, feet, arms
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump - this will help with axels when they get there (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel (break it down and spend a lot of time on it)


- start: explain the legs positions of axel (front side Passe)
- Chaine Down Chaine Front Side Passe Jump then try and turn it

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 303

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split
Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet are in first and on relieve, arms are in first, and spot the direction they are going)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out)
Single pirouette turn (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Inside Pirouettes and Double Inside Pirouettes (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Pique Turns (right/left) make sure they are turned out and foot is to the knee)
Grand Battements (front, side and back kicks...need to know how to use abs when kicking and turn out on right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Developpe Grand Battements (go to coupe which is at the ankle, then passe to extend leg and control leg down...front, side, back right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) - right/left and focus on arms and feet
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (russian) (right/left) - focus on keeping chest upright, legs level, feet, arms
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel (break it down and spend a lot of time on it) (right/left)
Chasse Step Leap Run Run Scissor Leap (switch leap) (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Diagonal Jump (right/left)

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 404

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split and Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)
Back Bends wwith Leg Combo for C-Jumps


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (right/left)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out) (right/left)
Single pirouette turn (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Inside Pirouettes and Double Inside Pirouettes (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Pique Turns (right/left) (turned out)
Single Attitude Turns and Double Attitude Turns (right/left)
Fouettes (right/left)
A la Seconde (right/left)
Right Penche
Left Penche
Grand Battements (front, side and back) (no jump or stepping into it)
Developpe Grand Battements (front, side, back) (right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds with and without hands (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) (right/left)
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (russian) (right/left)
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel (break it down and make sure they are doing it right) (right/left)
Chasse Step Leap Run Run Scissor Leap (switch leap) (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Diagonal Jump (right/left)
C-Jumps - both right and left (land on feet)
Chasse Run Run Pump Leap (land on feet) (right/left)
Scorpion Jumps (right/left)

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 505

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split and Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)
Back Bends with Leg Combo for C-Jumps


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet and spotting)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out)
Single pirouette turn, Double Pirouettes and Triple Pirouette Turn(right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Inside Pirouettes and Double Inside Pirouettes (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Pique Turns and Double Pique Turns (right/left) - make sure they are turned out and foot is to the knee
Single Attitude Turns and Double Attitude Turns (right/left)
Fouettes (right/left)
A la Secondes (right/left)
Right Penche
Left Penche
Grand Battements (front, side and back) (right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds with and without hands (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) - right/left and focus on arms and feet
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (russian) (right/left) - focus on everything
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel and Double Axels (break it down and make sure they are doing it right) (right/left)
Chasse Step Leap Run Run Scissor Leap (switch leap) (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Diagonal Jump (right/left)
C-Jumps and Turning C-Jumps - both right and left (land on feet)
Chasse Run Run Pump Leap (land on feet) (right/left)
Chaine Double Stag Leaps and Stag Leaps (calypso) (right/left)
Scorpion Jumps (right/left)

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 606

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split and Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)
Back Bends with Leg Combo for C-Jumps


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet and spotting) (right/left)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out) (right/left)
Single Pirouette Turn, Double Pirouettes and Triple Pirouette Turn (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Inside Pirouettes, Double Inside Pirouettes and Triple Inside Pirouette (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Pique Turn, Double Pique Turn, and Triple Pique Turn (right/left) (turned out)
Single Attitude Turns and Double Attitude Turns (right/left)
Fouettes (right/left)
A la Secondes (right/left)
Right Penche
Left Penche
Grand Battements and Developpe Grand Battements (front, side and back) (right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds with and without hands (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) ( right/left and focus on arms and feet)
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (russian) (right/left) - focus on everything
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel and Double Axels (right/left)
Chasse Step Leap Run Run Scissor Leap (switch leap) (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Diagonal Jump (right/left)
C-Jumps and Turning C-Jumps - both right and left (land on feet)
Chasse Run Run Pump Leap (land on feet) (right/left)
Chaine Double Stag Leaps and Stag Leaps (calypso) (right/left)
Scorpion Jumps (right/left)
Chasse Run Run Switch Second (right/left)

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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Technique 707

Flexibility During Warm-Up:
Right Split, Left Split, Center Split and Center Pull Threw
Right Incline (needle hold)
Left Incline (needle hold)
Back Bends with Leg Combo for C-Jumps


Positions and Control in Center:
Chaines (feet and spotting) (right/left)
Passe hold (in parallel and turned out) (right/left)
Single Pirouette Turn, Double Pirouettes and Triple Pirouette Turn (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Inside Pirouettes, Double Inside Pirouettes and Triple Inside Pirouette (right/left) (parallel and turned out)
Single Pique Turn, Double Pique Turn, and Triple Pique Turn (right/left) (turned out)
Single Attitude Turns and Double Attitude Turns (right/left)
Fouettes (right/left)
A la Secondes (right/left)
Right Penche
Left Pench
Grand Battements and Developpe Grand Battements (front, side and back) (right/left) (no jump or stepping into it)
Right/Left Diagonal Leg Holds with and without hands (turned out and to the side)


Leaps and Jumps Across the Floor:
Chasse Step Grand Jete (leap) ( right/left)
Chasse Run Run Run Center Jump (russian) (right/left)
Chasse Run Run Tuck Jump (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Axel and Double Axels (right/left)
Chasse Step Leap Run Run Scissor Leap (switch leap) (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Diagonal Jump (right/left)
C-Jumps and Turning C-Jumps (right/left) (land on feet)
Chasse Run Run Pump Leap (land on feet) (right/left)
Chaine Double Stag Leaps and Stag Leaps (calypso) (right/left)
Scorpion Jumps (right/left)
Chasse Run Run Switch Second (right/left)
Chaine Down Chaine Turning Scissor (switch) (right/left)

Dance Technique classes teach students to leap, jump and learn dance positions -- all here in Conroe / The Woodlands, TX

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