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Ms. Alisha started her dance training at the age of two; building solid foundations in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. She later went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. During her time in college, Alisha discovered her love for teaching. She has taught ballet-tap, jazz, hip-hop, and creative movement classes for children of all ages.

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class plan

Fall Semester

Ballet| 8-14| Progressive

 

September

October

November

Week 1

Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié 
  • Tendu
  • Degaggé
  • Rond de Jambé
  • Battement

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn a glissade

-play a dice game incorporating strengthening exercises 

-freeze dance 



Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-ballet barre 

  • Plié 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn Assemblé

-play a follow the leader game, giving each student a chance to teach their own movements 

-across the floor 

  • Learn a balancé

-play freeze dance 

Theme: Dynamics


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié with port de bra 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé slow and fast 
  • Rond de jambé on lair
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn adagio (devloppé with arabesque) 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Learn piqué

-freeze dance 

Week 2

Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié 
  • Tendu
  • Degaggé
  • Rond de Jambé
  • Battement

-stretch 

-center 

  • glissade combination 

-play a dice game incorporating strengthening exercises 

-across the floor

  • Learn a leap 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-ballet barre 

  • Plié 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn Assemblé

-play a follow the leader game, giving each student a chance to teach their own movements 

-across the floor 

  • Practice balancé

-play freeze dance

Theme: Dynamics


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié with port de bra 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé slow and fast 
  • Rond de jambé on lair
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn adagio (devloppé with arabesque) 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Practice piqué

-freeze dance 

Week 3

Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié 
  • Tendu
  • Degaggé
  • Rond de Jambé
  • Battement

-stretch 

-center 

  • Glissade combination 

-play a dice game incorporating strengthening exercises 

-across the floor

  • Practice leaps

-freeze dance 

Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-ballet barre 

  • Plié 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Glissade with an Assemblé

-play a follow the leader game, giving each student a chance to teach their own movements 

-across the floor 

  • Learn a chainé turn 

-play freeze dance

Dynamics


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié with port de bra 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé slow and fast 
  • Rond de jambé on lair
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn adagio (devloppé with arabesque) 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Learn piqué with turning 

-freeze dance 

Week 4


Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié 
  • Tendu
  • Degaggé
  • Rond de Jambé
  • Battement

-stretch 

-center 

  • Glissade combination 

-play a dice game incorporating strengthening exercises 

-across the floor

  • Combine glissades with leaps 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-ballet barre 

  • Plié 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn Assemblé

-play a follow the leader game, giving each student a chance to teach their own movements 

-across the floor 

  • Chainé turns 

-freeze dance

Dynamics


-warmup 

-ballet barre

  • Plié with port de bra 
  • Tendu with deggagé
  • Frappé slow and fast 
  • Rond de jambé on lair
  • Battement 

-stretch 

-center 

  • Learn adagio (devloppé with arabesque) 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Practice piqué turns 

-freeze dance 

Fall Semester

Hip Hoppers|4-14| Progressive

 

September

October

November

Week 1

Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-center 

  • Learn tutting 
  • Learn top rocks 

-freestyle circle 

-learn choreography 

  • Add more to “Transform Ya” dance 

-freeze dance 



Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-learn about breaking/b-boy

-center 

  • Crab walks with kicks 
  • Learn leg twist turn 

-follow the leader game 

-learn choreography 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Dynamics


-warmup 

-center

  • Learn waving 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Bounce bounce wave

-learn choreography 

  • Add to “Stronger” dance

-freeze dance 

Week 2

Theme: Strength


-warmup 

-center 

  • Learn tutting 
  • Learn top rocks 

-freestyle circle 

-learn choreography 

  • Add more to “Transform Ya” dance 

-freeze dance 



Theme: Creativity 


warmup 

-learn about breaking/b-boy

-center 

  • Crab walks with kicks 
  • Learn leg twist turn 

-follow the leader game 

-learn choreography 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Dynamics


warmup 

-center

  • Learn waving 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Bounce bounce wave

-learn choreography 

  • Add to “Stronger” dance

-freeze dance 

Week 3

Theme: Strength 



-warmup 

-center 

  • Learn footwork 
  • Practice top rocks 

-freestyle circle 

-learn choreography 

  • Add more to “Transform Ya” dance 

-freeze dance 



Theme: Creativity 


warmup 

-learn about breaking/b-boy

-center 

  • Crab walks with kicks 
  • Practice leg twist turn 

-follow the leader game 

-learn choreography 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Dynamics


warmup 

-center

  • Learn waving 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Bounce bounce wave

-learn choreography 

  • Add to “Stronger” dance

-freeze dance 

Week 4


Theme: Strength 


-warmup 

-center 

  • Practice tutting Practice foot work 
  • Add tutting and foot work together 

-freestyle circle 

-learn choreography 

  • Add more to “Transform Ya” dance 

-freeze dance 



Theme: Creativity 


-warmup 

-learn about breaking/b-boy

-center 

  • Crab walks with kicks and leg twist turn
  • Learn coffee grinder 

-follow the leader game 

-learn choreography 

-freeze dance 

Theme: Dynamics 


warmup 

-center

  • Learn waving 

-play “elevator” game using different movement dynamics 

-across the floor

  • Bounce bounce wave

-learn choreography 

  • Add to “Stronger” dance

-freeze dance 

 

  

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.