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Acrobatics II

Teacher: Tanya Fisher

4/ 10/ 17

No homework / practice this week.   Hope you all have a blessed and HAPPY EASTER!  

4/ 5/ 17

keep stretching and practicing the choreography!  we are in the home stretch :-)   I should know soon which nights each class will perform.  TBA soon  Thanks for coming to class consistently! 

3/ 20 / 17

here is an inspirational video!   keep stretching and practicing at home!

week of March 13th:

Please continue practicing the choreography as well as stretching and conditioning.   updated videos will be posted soon :)   Costumes will be handed out soon.   Please keep these in a safe place and do not wear them before the week of the show.   Keep all tights and accessories with the costume so they won't get lost.

March 1:

more great practice videos.  beneficial for all, not just ballet students!

Feb 20

we will incorporate a little hip hop into our acro performance.  please practice along w/ these videos to help you "get your groove on"!   have fun with it!  we will use a lot of the moves in these videos.  

If you prefer to not participate in the "hip hop" portion of the acro dance, just let me know.   I hope most of you will want to though.

hello students and parents,

I plan on posting the choreography (for the show) next week so you'll have it before the break. In the meantime, please choose an assignment from the past to practice.   The ballet ones are great as well as the stretching / conditioning which is always very beneficial.   The students have been progressing nicely, keep up the great work! 

 I'm sorry I was not able to post anything on yellow box last week.  I have been overwhelmed with many things including very difficult family problems (not in my household.  Karl, Preston, and myself are blessed w/ good health, happiness, and peace!  but prayers are appreciated for some other close family members struggling with illnesses, anger/ rage, alcoholism, and being homeless.  very stressful to me, and sad that there is nothing I can do to help).

Week of Jan 16th:

Please continue to work on the choreography from last week.   I want to be sure all (or most) students are up to speed before I move forward with the next section of choreography.   Keep stretching and conditioning your body too.     Remember, even if you only have 10 minutes once or twice a week to practice, this is better than nothing.   Little chunks of time can add up and help you improve.  

Video to watch

week of Nov. 7

ALL acro students and dancers (yes, tap students too!) will GREATLY benefit from ballet training.   You will gain core strength, leg/ foot/ ankle strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and the ability to move and spin gracefully, etc.    Do these exercises at least once a week.   Alternate between the 4 youtube videos I have shared so far this year (ballet, Pilates / Yoga, and core strengthening).   Here is another great one....

(boys: I will keep looking for a good youtube link w/ a male ballet teacher for beginners.   In the meantime, use the ones I have posted w/ female teachers). 

Also, if you are interested in participating in the Karate practice system, let me know this week!  Each week, students can show me what they practiced from the yellow box assignments and they will work their way through the belt colors.   This is a fun way to motivate kids to practice!   

Week of Oct. 31:  

If you have not yet turned in your goals for the year, please do so next week.   For home practice: Continue to stretch, condition, and practice the ballet exercises posted previously.   Your hard work will pay off!  :-)   Have a blessed week!

week of Oct 17:

Please continue doing your exercises (YouTube) from previous postings.   Your hard work will pay off :) 

week of Oct 3rd

Ballet provides a great foundation for gymnastics and almost all dance forms!   Dance and Acro students: Practice these ballet barre exercises at home to improve your strength, flexibility, and grace.   You can use the back of a chair, or counter top to hold for balance.     I recommend doing these exercises at least once a week.  

(Tap students are also encouraged but not required to do this.  Ballet will improve your turns and posture etc).

Week of Sept. 26:  

Play your favorite music and enjoy getting strong and flexible w/ these great PiYo exercises:

September 19th-21st

Please think about and jot down at least 1 goal you would like to achieve this year in your dance or acro class(es).   Please turn in this paper, or be prepared to tell me verbally by the first week of October.  :-) 

Students / Parents: please use this link to learn and practice exercises for strengthening the core.   Core strength is very important to keep dancers / athletes safe, as well as to greatly improve performance.   I recommend doing these exercises at least 2-3 times per week.  Be sure to use music to make it more enjoyable!

Parents of younger dancers (age 6 and under), use your discretion as to whether your child is ready for the exercises.