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Growing up, Amaya always loved to perform. Whether it was on the football field with her color guard team, in the gym tumbling, or on the stage dancing for recitals and musicals, she loved the spotlight. She began working with children in non-profit arts organizations and has found working with youth is where her passion lies.
Amaya is trained in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. After receiving her Bachelors in performing arts at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, CA, she has continued to teach, not only to kids but to adults as well!

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Summer Semester

Ballet| 8-14| Progressive

 

 

Week

Session Topic/Theme

Class Structure 

Students will do & learn: 

Materials needed 

1

welcome to summer “basics” – Meet Miss Amaya and review the beginning steps of ballet you may have learned in the fall.

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos while we stretch.

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd)

Tendus from 1st position 

Posé & Rond de jambe

Soté (changement and echappe)

“Part of your World”

 

Closing: Review of 3rd position, meaning of “Soté” and “grand plié “ & closing Port de bras

 

2

Arms- As we progress we learn to add the arms into our routines and exercises 

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos while we stretch.

*added splits

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd) w/arms

Tendus from 1st position w/ arms

Posé & Rond de jambe and arabesque 

“Part of your World” – half way through

Introduce “developé”

Explained the importance of the barre

 

Closing: Reviewed arms for 1st 2nd and 3rd position. 

Ran “Part of your world” asked students to bring a barre or substitute for a barre for following week.

 

Barre- The barre is a vital part of ballet to improve balance and help with more advance moves to come.

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. I’ll remind students to grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd and 4th)

Tendus from 1st position with the barre right and left side

Introduce coupe/posé exercise 

Posé & Rond de jambe

Soté (changement and echappe)

Introduce pirouettes

 

Finish “Part of your World”

Closing: ending port de bras

”barre”

4

3 is the magic number!- We’re all about 3rd position 

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. I’ll remind students to grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd and 4th)

Tendus from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position

coupe/posé exercise 

Posé & Rond de jambe (from 3rd position)

Pirouette exercise from 3rd

Soté (changement and echappe)

 

 Start learning the glow

 

Closing: Ending port de bras from 3rd

barre

5

Right ,Left, Inside,Outside-this week we’ll focus on the difference between inside and outside pirouettes 

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. I’ll remind students to grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd and 4th)

Tendus from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position

coupe/posé exercise 

Posé & Rond de jambe (from 3rd position)

Pirouette exercise from 3rd INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

Soté (changement and echappe)

 

 CONT. learning the glow

 

Closing: Port de bras

 

6

Glissade

assemble

padeburre- this is a magical trio in ballet and this week we learn WHY

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

Posé & Rond de jambe (from 3rd position)

Coupe/posé exercise 

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Glissade/assemblé /padeburre*

Soté (changement and échappe)

 

 Finish learning the glow

Closing: Run “Part of your world” ending Port de bras

barre

7

How High?

-This week we’ll understand the difference between a degage, grand battement, and increase our flexibility with a heel stretch 

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus (double-time) from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

Tendu exercise from 5th

Degage exercise 

Grand battement

Heel stretch

Relevé exercise

Coupe/posé

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Glissade/assemblé /padeburre*

 

Closing: ending port de bra from 3rd into 5th

barre

8

Turning and Spotting

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus (double-time) from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

Degage

Grand battement

Heel stretch 

Coupe/posé

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Chaine turns*

Glissade/assemblé /padeburre*

Closing: ending port de bras from third into fifth

barre

9

Leaps and jumps

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus (double-time) from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

Degage

Grand battement

Coupe/posé

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Chaine turns

Grand Jete, tour jete, padasha

Closing: ending port de bras from third into fifth

barre

10

All together now-We combine all that we’ve learned to create one last dance

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus (double-time) from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

Degage

Grand battement

Coupe/posé

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Chaine turns

Grand Jete, tour jete, padasha

 

Learn “Impossible”

 

Closing: ending port de bras from third into fifth

barre

11

Big Review

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we stretch. Everyone grab a “barre”

 

Content:Plié (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th)

Tendus (double-time) from 1st position with the barre right and left side & Tendus from 3rd position w/arms

5th position Tendus 

Degage

Grand battement

Coupe/posé

Pirouette exercise from 3rd O/I

Posé/Rond de jambe 

Chaine turns

Grand Jete, tour jete, padasha

Soté

 

Finish “Impossible”

Closing: ending port de bras from third into fifth

barre

12

Final bow

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos, this last class of summer will be full of songs and interactive ballet games

 

Content:plié (1st-5th)

Tendus

Grand battement

Pirotte

Ballet barn *

Down at ballet*

I have learned*

Soté

 

Run all 3 dances

Closing: port de bras

barre

Summer Semester

Hip Hoppers|4-14| Progressive

 

Week

Session Topic/Theme

Class Structure 

Students will do & learn: 

Materials needed 

1

welcome to summer “basics” – Meet Miss Amaya and learn the beginning steps in hip hop .

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos while we warm up.


Content:

Kick ball change

Bounces

Timing 

Beats


Coffee grinder

Donkey kick

Handstand kick

sneakers

2

isolations

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos while we warm up 


Content:

Learning how to incorporate isolations with the shoulders arms, chest and arms


Kick ball change

Bounces

Timing 

Beats


Coffee grinder

Donkey kick

Handstand kick



ADDING Body rolls

sneakers

Attitude.

Intro: Welcomes and Hellos as we warm up/stretch. 

Hip hop is all about attitude


Along with going over what we’ve learned the previous weeks we’ll get into “independent women” a dance that encourages attitude


ADDING “Kip up” to tricks

sneakers

4

”Welcome Back”


Review tricks:

Kip UP

Coffee grinder

Donkey kick

Handstand kick

ADD knee drop


Run “independent women”

Start to learn “welcome back”

sneaker

5

Basic slide

Review tricks:

Kip UP

Coffee grinder

Donkey kick

Handstand kick

ADD knee drop


Run “independent women”

Run “welcome back”


Learn basic “6-point floor slide”

 

6

intermediate slide

Review tricks:

Kip UP

Coffee grinder

Donkey kick

Handstand kick

ADD knee drop


Run “independent women”

Run “welcome back”


Learn intermediate “6-point floor slide”

sneaker

7

Tutting

Warm up

Trick review 


Dance review


Intro to tutting

sneakers

8

7 rings


Warm up

Trick review 


Dance review


Intro to tutting cont…


Learn 7 rings dance

sneaker

9

Foot work

Warm up

Tutting review 

Trick review


Run

7 rings


Intro to foot work

Heel toe 

sneaker 

10

stepping

Warm up


Stepping:

We will be down the rhythms and beats with stepping g and hip hop using our bodies (hands, feet, chest, thighs)

sneakers

11

Big Review

Run all 3 dances 

Review trick combo

Tutting combo and stepping combo


Intro the “worm” with previous slides

sneakers

12

Final bow

Warm up


Trivia 

Review slides with worm 

Learn “blanco”

sneaker 

Using The Class Plan

Please Note: Both Age Groups (if applicable) will follow the same class plan structure and content. The content delivery will  be tailored to the age group.