Fundamentals of Technique: Beginner
“Dance: The Cutting Edge – Fundamentals of Technique – Beginner” was designed for supplemental use with every beginning level video within the library developed by Dance: The Cutting Edge. It demonstrates the fundamental steps, body positioning, and form as the beginning building block to all dance steps. Every dancer must master proper form, such as turnout, arm placement, feet positions, and more, to develop progressively advanced steps. 22 necessary fundamentals are included, beginning with Coupe Relevé, Rond de Jambes, Pique Turns, and Saut de Chat. The series continues in progressive complexity of steps to support the skill levels as dancers progress from beginner to advanced, thus making this a valuable tool for every dancer, regardless of genre.
Your instructor is Adriana Irzarry, a Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Technique and Jazz Funk teacher/choreographer at Miami Dance Company in Miami, Florida. She is also trained in Ballet, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Tap and Musical Theater. For the past six years, Adriana has been the artistic director and company manager for the nationally recognized Miami Dance Company. Her work has garnered numerous national choreography awards, recognition for versatility, and praise for developing strong and artistic technicians. The creator, Kimberly Beck Thomson, is an accomplished dancer and instructor with a solid foundation of knowledge about the progressive needs in preparing the body for dance training with use of proper foundation to protect the dancer from possible injury.
DTCE’s Fundamentals of Technique: Beginner course was designed for supplemental use with every beginning level video within the DTCE library. It demonstrates the fundamental steps, body positioning, and form as the beginning building block to all dance steps. The Syllabus includes 22 necessary fundamentals. You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from steps like Coupé Relevé, Rond de Jambes, Pique Turns, Saut de Chat, Arabesque & Pitch, and Pirouettes.
DTCE’s detailed syllabi allow you to create your own course of study from the plethora of innovative drills we offer- or follow our complete lesson plans to guide your students through progressive exercises to obtain skill level mastery. Syllabi offer a list of steps that correlate with each video, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!
Syllabi can be used as a teacher training resource or class planning guide for your studio, saving you time in curriculum development! Teachers, assistants, trainees, and substitutes can all easily be on the same page using this sequenced tool. Syllabi are also useful for dance parents as a reinforcement guide to what children are learning in their weekly classes.