Minute Masterclass Episode 174

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. Now that we know the DiscoverDance 5-Station Obstacle Course, let’s perform a ballet obstacle course while exploring the concept of place.

 For our waiting station, we move along our taped train track as we wait our turn. For our balance station, we walk across a balance beam from one place to another with our arms in first position. For our gross motor station, we move from one place to another as we grand jeté over cones. During the spatial pattern station, we will sauté on our spot, then chassé from one place to another around a hoop. Finally, for our exploration station, we will tip toe from spot to spot. When we arrive on a spot, we will copy the port de bras flash card at each spot. If time allows, we will get back on the train track and do it all over again.

For more information, to enroll in the Foundations Course and learn more about skill development, or to join the DiscoverDance Experience and access our entire DiscoverBALLET curriculum, visit DiscoverDance.com. 

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