Broadway Dance Center Info for NYC Trip!

Dancers – (this post if for the 16 dancers that are in the group going to Broadway Dance Center on the NYC trip)

I apologize if there has been some confusion with this, but hopefully this post will clear everything up. Please read entire post carefully!

What you need to do – email me your class choice and register for BDC ClubCard on their website. Details below.

-Email Ms. Eileen your class choice for Friday morning 4/6/18. There is a limit of 8 students per school per class, so please give me a second choice for your class as well.  I need your choices by 6 pm Tuesday 4/3!! This class will be paid for by the school, so you just need to tell me what your selection is. I am required to turn in all selections for all dancers on one form, and I need to get this done Tuesday night. If I don’t hear from you by 6pm tomorrow, I will pick a class for you.

  • From BDC – For liability purposes, we require that all students register online for our BDC ClubCard account on our website. We encourage you to ask your students to do this in advance, but if they have not completed this information online, they can do so at the studio. PLEASE DO THIS TONIGHT/TOMORROW! When they return as individual students, they can then visit the kiosk to have their photos taken and receive their BDC ClubCard. Of course, they are welcome to receive their BDC ClubCard during this visit as a souvenir! (This is what I was trying to get you all to do last week, not actually register for classes, they need your information in the system before you can take a class there)
  • Instructions for website – on main page, click on “About” link right under red logo at top of page, scroll down to red box that says “New to BDC? Join the Family!”, choose option 1 “Create BDC ClubCard Account”, and then follow instructions for First Time Visitors. Any issues, email me.

 

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Jazz Music for Spring Concert

“Titles of music in quotes”, artist, albums in italics.

1st Silver – “Falling Slowly” (Reprise), OBC from the musical Once

1st Gold – “Lazy Bird”, John Coltrane (might be adding a second piece of music), Blue Train

2nd Silver – “Vivir Mi Vida” (Version Pop) from Marc Anthony 3.0

2nd Gold – “Nowhere”, Rockapella,  Vocobeat(Rockapella Four)

3rd Silver – “Chevaliers de Sangreal”, Hans Zimmer,  Film music of Hans Zimmer performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

3rd Gold – “Wonderful”, Annie Lennox, Bare

4th – “Killmonger”, ” Warrior Falls”, Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther (Original Score)

 

Week of March 27-30, 2018

Alright dancers, here we go – last week before Spring Break! As I mentioned last week we will be focusing on final jury evaluations and concert choreography. Gold group will also finish dance history unit missed last week due to me being out sick.

Monday 3/26 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Tuedsay 3/27 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Wednesday 3/28 – 

Gold Group – Dance History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Thursday 3/29 – 

Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Friday 3/30 – 

Gold Group – (yes I mean it this Friday:) Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Other Reminders – 

-Unit 5 test will be the week you come back from Spring Break

-TAP CLASS TUESDAY 3/27 4:30-5:30 PM

-STAY IN SHAPE OVER THE BREAK!!!!!!!!!!

 

Week of March 19-23, 2018

Dancers – only two more weeks until we go on Spring Break! And in that time we will be working on the following –

-Completing juries for dance (in class), see details below

-Finishing Unit 5 of Dance History – YOUR UNIT 5 TEST WILL BE THE WEEK YOU GET BACK FROM SPRING BREAK

-Getting as much choreography completed as possible for Spring Concert

-Possible costume fittings

-TECHNIQUE!

So, obviously if you miss any dance classes you will be missing a lot. Reminder that it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and what your makeup work is (for excused absences).

Weekly Schedule – Juries ongoing in all classes this week and next, you will be evaluated on different components of warm-up including center floor and across the floor combinations

Monday 3/19 – Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Choreography, HR Schedule

Tuesday 3/20 – Silver Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Choreography

Wednesday 3/21 – Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Choreography, Advisement Schedule

Thursday 3/22 – Gold Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Choreography

Friday 3/23 – Gold Group – Technique/Choreography, early checkout for Prom

 

Week of March 12-16, 2018

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 3/12 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

Tuesday 3/13 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

Wednesday 3/14 – EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE, all classes shortened

Gold Group – Dance History

Thursday 3/15 – 

Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

Friday 3/16 – 

Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

 

Dance History Focus-

We will be working off the worksheets so please have them with you every day along with chapter, if you turned one in on Friday you will get it back on Monday.

CONCERT DANCEWEAR REQUIREMENTS FOR JAZZ – STORE OPEN NOW!

The online dancewear store is now open! This is the time to get anything you might need for the concert. I am still making decisions on pieces for choreography but am listing general requirements. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACE BY SATURDAY 3/10.

General Dancewear Requirements for Jazz pieces – these are all things you should have by now and can be expected to wear – 

(things in italics are CCCEPA dancewear from online store)

Girls – you should all have concert tank and 3/4 sleeve leos by now, as well as bike shorts, be prepared for tan or black tights as well. You can wait on tights, but if you wanted to get some with this order, go ahead. The color of tights we use depends on costumes and I won’t know that until after fittings (except for 2nd Silver girls, see below), but it is always good to have a new pair of each color for concert. And of course a flexi.

Guys – you should all have black jazz pants and bike shorts, as well as sleeveless tank, dance belt

Specific class requirements (as of now, this will be updated once we have done fittings, but use above general list for guidance right now) –

2nd Silver girls – you will need tan tights (you don’t have to get these from online store, but you can if you want to) and tan character shoes

2nd Silver guys – black jazz pants, black jazz shoes, black socks

 

Week of March 5-9, 2018

Dancers – this week we will be focusing on technique, and some classes will begin concert choreography. Please make sure you are staying caught up on everything from class when you are absent – that is your responsibility. When new choreography is taught on a day you are absent, you are expected to find someone in your class and learn it from them. And if someone asks you for help, please give it because you might need help when you are absent.

Daily expectations for technique classes

  • Dress out on time
  • Follow dress code
  • Complete warm-up, every day – don’t repeatedly give yourself breaks, that doesn’t make you stronger
  • Plank – 2 1/2 minutes
  • stretched knees at end of plie
  • pointed feet and stretched ankles – tendus, retire/passes, leaps
  • PORT DE BRAS FROM THE BACK/SPINE
  • arabesque placement
  • pirouette placement
  • lifted center with neutral pelvis, tailbone down
  • landed in demi plie during jumps center floor
  • knowledge of across the floor combinations- especially grand battement, six step, and leaps
  • knowledge of all choreography that has been taught
  • FOCUS during across the floor combinations, watch other dancers and learn from this

 

Dance History Worksheets – 

Those of you that turned them in during class on Friday 3/2, you will be getting them back from me and you will know if it is incomplete or not. I will be posting grades for these by the end of the week – if you get your worksheet back and it is complete (check mark on paper), then you are finished. If you turned in an incomplete worksheet (there will be an “I” on your paper), you have until Friday 3/9/18 to turn it in or you will receive a grade for half credit. If you did not turn a worksheet in, you will get a zero. If you were absent on Friday, you should have picked up the materials from me by now.

 

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 3/5 – Silver Group – Jazz

Tuesday 3/6 – Silver Group – Jazz

Wednesday 3/7 – Gold Group – Jazz

Thursday 3/8 – Gold Group – Jazz

Friday 3/9 – Silver Group – Jazz

Week of February 26-March 2, 2018

Well dancers, I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing winter break. We are now in our 5th six weeks of school and will be diving right back in to technique classes, new dance history units and concert choreography. Please make sure you are doing everything you need to do outside of class to stay on track – this can include stretching/conditioning on your own, reviewing technical steps and phrases, and making sure you are up to date on all dance history information.

Reminder – if you are absent, for any reason, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and ask about make up work.

5th period – Wednesday-Friday – majors we will let you know your schedule on Monday.

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 2/26/18 –

Silver Group – Jazz Technique

Tuesday 2/27/18 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique

Wednesday 2/28/18 – 

Gold Group – Jazz Technique

(3rd period schedule will be modified due to us leaving for NHSDF)

Thursday 3/1/18 – 

Classes combined  – Dance History Assignment

Friday 3/2/18 – 

Classes combined – Dance History Assignment

 

Week of February 12-16, 2018

Dancers – we are in our last week of unit 4! Please make sure you read my notes on items to review for unit test this Wednesday. The focus of this week is technique, and of course the unit test. You should already be thinking of how you will stay in shape over the winter break, we will be discussing that as well. Spring Concert will be here before you know it!

Unit Test – Wednesday 2/14/18 – all classes – 

you need to review the chapter entitled “Jazz Dance from Emancipation to 1970” p 45-50, you are responsible for all material that we went over and discussed in class from that section of the packet

notes from class- review your notes on Ragtime and Jazz Band leaders. If you were absent either day that we took those notes you need to get that information from a classmate! As always, it is your responsibility to make up work when you were absent, including watching videos.

Videos from week of 2/5-2/9 –

“Chick Webb vs Benny Goodman at the Savoy Ballroom” (Ken Burns)

“Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire, The Shorty George”

 

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 2/12/18 –

Silver Group – Jazz Technique

Tuesday 2/13/18 –

Silver Group – Jazz Technique

Wednesday 2/14/18 –

Gold Group – Unit 4 Test, Jazz Technique

Thursday 2/15/18 –

Gold Group – Jazz Technique

Friday 2/16/18-

Silver Group- Jazz Technique