Minute Masterclass Episode 107

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators and the DiscoverDance Experience Membership. Today we are going inside a DiscoverACRO dance class. For our example, we are exploring the concept of ENERGY during this lesson. After our freeze dance and ritual hello song, we perform a cardio braindance emphasizing SMOOTH and SHARP ENERGIES. We isolate, jump, and battement with SHARP ENERGY and roll, stretch, and limber our muscles with SMOOTH energy (to name a few) all intertwined with the developmental patterns of the braindance. Now we are warm, stretched, and have already accomplished so much! 

When it’s time for our obstacle course, we will perform SMOOTH pencil rolls to work our vestibular system, SHARP frog jumps from agility hoop to agility hoop, navigate a spatial pattern with SMOOTH snake slithers, and SMOOTH forwards and backwards somersaults on a mat. For our final skill development, we will be working on our SMOOTH cartwheels. We first pre-cartwheel over a folded gym mat before performing with a spot from the teacher, if needed.

We have successfully developed our acro skills, while exploring and discovering the concept of the day! To learn about our complete lesson plan frameworks, enroll in the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators at DiscoverDance.com.

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