Warm Up Jazz: Beginner
“Dance: The Cutting Edge – Warm Up Series, Jazz Beginner” was designed for supplemental use with all videos in the Jazz Series. It incorporates breakdowns of movements for the purpose of warming the muscles of the body, in a progressive manner. The “Beginner Volume” starts with breakdowns of Body Alignment, moving to Isolations and Contractions, Stretch, Battements, and other various modules. Four breakdowns are included in the Beginner video, with 30 separate movements developed with emphasis on warming all muscles with a series of movements, stretches, and controlled steps. The demonstrations are focused on engaging the core muscles necessary to promote proper technique and clean transitions while dancing.
The creator and instructor, 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. Kimberly puts a necessary emphasis on the student’s knowledge of foundation as she remains focused on progressive warm-up training to protect the dancer from injury.
DTCE’s Jazz Warm Up: Beginner course was designed for supplemental use with all videos in the Jazz Series. It incorporates breakdowns of movements for the purpose of warming the muscles of the body in a progressive manner. The Syllabus offers four breakdowns with 30 separate movements. You can follow full breakdowns, or mix and match to create your own warm up from movements like Chest Isolations, Flat Backs, Pretzel Stretches, Over Straddles, Battements a la Secondé, Bridges, 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.