Warmup Playlists

Dancers –

 

Here are two screenshots of my warmup playlists, I have had many ask for them so figured it was best to post the most recent two here in case you wanted to get these music selections.

 

“Nobody Plank Warm-up” – this is the one where we start with head/upper body circles, and then go to spiral reaches and body swings, “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” is the 10 minute plank/coccyx balance series:)

 

“Newest with Reaches/Rolldowns” – this is the most recent version we have used, cardio version is when we cut all the counts in half

 

In general –

-first two pieces of music are cardio/conditioning

-plie’s

-tendus/degage’s/balances/pirouettes

-Adagio

-Stretches

-additional songs can be for across the floor

 

Also use your own playlists to stay in shape!

Monday 5/18/20 DANCE MAJOR MEETING ZOOM CODE

Eileen Edwards is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting
Time: May 18, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, until May 20, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)
May 18, 2020 01:00 PM
May 19, 2020 01:00 PM
May 20, 2020 01:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tJwlcu-urzIoG91C5pSQYjmbHOqdS2gp-HHn/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgpj4sHNWcshiORow-Go_4M-7zmFhBjfoMv0r1MBFqaA70Hs1TNoEtF8id

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Meeting ID: 988 5661 9219
Password: 9sBWSQ

Week of May 18-20, 2020

Dancers – We are planning our last classes for the year on Monday 5/18/20. We will be meeting with dance minors in the morning and dance majors in the afternoon. Both meetings will take place in Zoom, and the Zoom codes are in two separate posts. We would LOVE for seniors to come so that you have your chance for the talkbacks that we usually do at the end of the year.

Dance Minors – 10 am

Dance Majors – 1pm

 

Reminder – if you are planning on doing the Written Reflection assignment, those are due (emailed to me) Monday 5/18/20 at 4 pm.

Week of May 11-15, 2020

Dancers – this is our last full week of school! I know the past two months have been a challenge for all of us. I am proud of how you handled this situation. Let’s finish strong!

Jazz Jury Grades and Solo Project Grades are going in currently, and the Written Assignment grades will be posted early next week.

The schedule for this week for jazz classes is pretty much the same – we will have 30 minute warm-ups during each class period, leaving 90 minutes for you to complete the written assignment.

Written Assignment due dates – (see separate blog posts for detailed instructions)

Seniors – Tuesday 5/12   2 pm

9/10/11th Graders – Monday 5/18   4pm

 

Jazz Warm-up Schedule – last week for us to dance together:)

Monday 5/11 – 

1st Silver – 10:30 -11 am

2nd Silver – 1-1:30 pm

Tuesday 5/12 – 

3rd Silver – 10:30 am

Wednesday 5/13- 

1st Gold – 10:30-11 am

2nd Gold – 1-1:30 pm

Thursday 5/14 – 

3rd Gold – 10:30-11 am

4th – 1-1:30 pm

Written Reflection Assignment – Seniors

CCCEPA Dance Class of 2020 – First and foremost let me say that I have been heartbroken about not being able to finish out your senior year with you. But I also have absolute confidence in your abilities and passion for the arts to not only sustain you through this experience, but to propel you forward. You are strong and dedicated young artists and the world is there for your taking. Also know that I am always on your side and rooting for you. Always. Love – Ms. Eileen

 

This Written Reflection assignment will be the last assignment for the year in dance, and is also optional for Seniors. If you feel you could use a little more help with the Responding/Connecting part of your grade, and/or you have some thoughts and feelings that you need to get out please complete this assignment. There is however, a quick turnaround for you since your grades are due this week. But this can honestly be two paragraphs long and is in no way meant to be stressful for you.

And in light of recent issues with Seesaw, please email me your response. It can even be in the body of the email, doesn’t have to be a separate document.

This assignment is meant to help you reflect, process, and finish out the year in a hopeful way. But you are absolutely allowed and encouraged to discuss any challenges that you have had with this whole experience.

 

Seniors – Assignment due Tuesday 5/12/2020 at 2pm

Please write a reflection on what your experience has been the past month and a half while we have been away from the Betty Gray building. I have offered some prompts below, but you can write about any aspect of this experience that you choose. The last question is specifically for you since you have missed out on some opportunities to say this to your classmates in person. One page is plenty, this is not meant to be a major paper, more like a journal entry.

  • What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of this experience?
  • What did you enjoy about this experience?
  • How did you stay connected with other people in your life outside of the school day?
  • What is the most creative thing that you did during this time at home?
  • What advice would you give to underclassmen? This could be in regards to school, the arts, life – anything in general. I will make sure that it gets shared. 

 

Written Reflection Assignment 9th, 10th, 11th Grade Students

Dancers –

This Written Reflection assignment will be the last assignment for the year in dance.

And in light of recent issues with Seesaw, please email me your response. It can even be in the body of the email, doesn’t have to be a separate document.

This assignment is meant to help you reflect, process, and finish out the year in a hopeful way. But you are absolutely allowed and encouraged to discuss any challenges that you have had with this whole experience.

 

9th/10th/11th graders – Assignment due Monday 5/18/2020

Please write a reflection on what your experience has been the past month and a half while we have been away from the Betty Gray building. I have offered some prompts below, but you can write about any aspect of this experience that you choose. One page is plenty, this is not meant to be a major paper, more like a journal entry.

  • What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of this experience?
  • What did you enjoy about this experience?
  • How did you stay connected with other people in your life outside of the school day?
  • What is the most creative thing that you did during this time at home?
  • What was the most difficult part of this experience?

 

 

Week of May 4-8, 2020

Dancers – this week we will follow the same schedule for warm-ups as last week. Please see times below, you can use the same Zoom links that you have been using for the past couple weeks.

I will be checking email during office hour times of 9-10:30am and 1:30-3:00 pm, Zoom has been kicking me out of inactive office hours sessions so I will just check email and if you need to speak with me one on one we can log in to Zoom to do that.

Jazz Project Solos are Due Friday 5/8/20 by 4:00 pm! – Remember that this includes your written assignment and the actual completed and filmed version of your solo. Both parts should be submitted on my Seesaw page. Please check assignment requirements post or email me if you have any questions on your projects.

Monday 5/4/20 – 

Warm-up – 1st Silver 10:30 am, 2nd Silver 1:00 pm

Tuesday 5/5/20 –

Warm-up – 3rd Silver 10:30 am

Wednesday 5/6/20 – 

Warm-up – 1st Gold 10:30 am, 2nd Gold 1:00 pm

Thursday 5/7/20 – 

Warm-up – 3rd Gold 10:30 am, 4th 1:00 pm

Friday 5/8/20 – 

SOLO PROJECTS DUE IN SEESAW!

Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

Dancers –

This week will follow the same basic schedule that we had last week. There will be 30 minutes set aside for you to join in zoom for a jazz warm-up, and then the remaining time for your class is meant to be spent on your solo project.

Focus for Solo Project this week – Choreographing your solo dance!

  • start crafting phrases based on your focus of choice from your choreographer’s style
  • remember that you need a beginning, middle, and end to your solo
  • think of the space that you have to use and how you can incorporate that in to what you are doing
  • by the end of this week you should have most of your solo completed so that you can focus on the performance/filming/editing next week as well as submitting written portion

Class Meeting Schedule in Zoom – 

(for 2nd and 4th period classes that meet from 1-3 pm, I know the code on my blog says it is at 10:00 am, but I did adjust it to 1:00pm, you do not need a new code, use the one on my blog that is listed for your class)

Office Hours – I am in zoom if you have any questions, or you can also email and expect an immediate response during those times. This is the time that you should be working independently on your solos.

Monday 4/27/20 – 

1st Silver – Office Hours 9-10:30 am, Warm-up 10:30-11 am

2nd Silver – Warm-up 1-1:30 pm, Office Hours 1:30-3 pm

 

Tuesday 4/28 – 

3rd Silver – Office Hours 9-10:30 am, Warm-up 10:30-11 am

 

Wednesday 4/29 – 

1st Gold – Office Hours 9-10:30 am, Warm-up 10:30-11 am

2nd Gold – Warm-up 1:00 pm, Office Hours 1:30-3pm

 

Thursday 4/30 – 

3rd Gold – Office Hours 9-10:30 am, Warm-up 10:30-11 am

4th – Warm-up 1-1:30 pm, Office Hours 1:30-3 pm

 

This week’s focus for your solo projects 4/20-4/24

Choreographer selections are due Monday 4/20/20, after you have selected your choreographer you need to do the following –

-Watch at least 3-5 of their dances to get a feel for their choreographic style, try to watch complete dances as opposed to excerpts if possible. Studio and company websites are a good place to start, but social media accounts have a a great deal of material on them as well, especially if they are more of a current freelance choreographer.

-Do some research on their background/training. If they list teachers you are unfamiliar with, do some research on them as well.

-This is a good time to get your notes/outline for the written assignment completed and should help you with the crafting of your solo.

-Make sure you provide the links/websites for 2-3 different sources that you used, include this with your written assignment.