Minute Masterclass Episode 137

 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, I am sharing a Jazz Braindance.

Breath: Inhale as your arms rise over head. Exhale as you lower arms. Repeat 4 times.

Tactile: Tap, slap, squeeze, and brush down the front of the body for 8 counts and up the back of the body for 8 counts.

Core/Distal: Jump from ball pose to star pose several times.

Head/Tail: Hands on knees, bounce 8 counts reaching head to tail. Jump “raise the roof” looking up 8 counts. Repeat several times.

Upper/Lower: Isolations: head, shoulders, ribs, and hips. Plié 4 times.

Body Sides: Tendu 4 times. Tendu, retiré balance. Repeat left.

Cross Lateral: Cross and uncross arms. Jump cross legs/jump uncross legs. Cross and uncross arms and legs together.

Vestibular: Jump cross turns right and left. Repeat several times.

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