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Exam Exercise Lists


Ballet Syllabus


Test Three Ballet Exam Exercises

1.  Positions of the Feet

2.  Demi Plies

3.  Battement Tendu

4.  Exercise for Demi Pointe

5.  Preparation for Petti Jete

6.  Preparation for Polka

7.  Port de Bras

8.  Battement Tendu & Spring Pointes

9.  Deportment Walking

10.  Sautes

11.  Gallops

12.  Temps lève

13. Reverence


Bronze Medal Ballet Exam Exercises

1.  Positions of the Feet

2.  Plies

3.  Battement Tendu & Battement Glisse

4.  Preparation for Releve

5.  Preparation for Jetes

6.  Preparation for Grand Battement

7.  Port de Bras

8.  Battement Tendu

9.  Preparation for Coupe

10.  Sautes

11.  Petit Jetes

12.  Temps Leve

13.  Gallops & Spring Points

14.  Gallops

15.  Polka

16.  Reverence



Bronze Star Ballet Exam Exercises

1.  Warm Up Exercise

2.  Plies

3.  Battement Tendu & Battement Glisse

4.  Demi Assemble Soutenu

5.  Preparation for Assembles

6.  Preparation for Retire Positions

7.  Grand Battement

8.  Port de Bras

9.  Battement Tendu

10.  Coupes

11.  Pas de Cheval

12.  Poses

13.  Promenade

14.  Changements

15.  Glissades

16.  Jetes

17.  Dance Enchainment

18.  Dance

19.  Reverence


Silver Medal Ballet Exam Exercises

1.  Warm Up Exercise

2.  Plies

3.  Battement Tendu & Battement Glisse

4.  Rond de Jambe a terre

5.  Battement Frappe

6.  Assemble Soutenu

7.  Développe a la seconde & Arabesque

8.  Echappe Glisse

9.  Preparation for Pirouettes en Dehors

10.  Preparation for Pirouettes en Dedans

11.  Grand Battement

12.  Port de Bras

13.  Battement Tendu

14.  Chasses & Demi Détourne

15.  Pas de Valse & Poses

16.  Soubresaut & Changement

17.  Glissades & Assembles

18.  Preparation for Chaines

19.  Pas de Chat

20.  Pas de Basque

21.  Jetes

22.  Dance

23.  Reverence




Jazz Syllabus


Test Three Exam Exercises

1.  Cardio

2.  Forward Flat Back

3.  Side Stretch in 2nd

4.  Thoracic Exercise

5.  Ribcage Isolation

6.  Preparation for Retire Turn

7.  Kick Combination

8.  Step Hops

9.  Kick Ball Change

10.  Jump with Turning Grapevine

11.  Body Pulses

12.  Girls Combination

13.  Jazz Dance

14.  Cool Down



Bronze Medal Exam Exercises

1.  Cardio

2.  Side & Flat Back Stretch

3.  Hamstring & Hip Flexor Stretch

4.  Leg Extension

5.  Isolations - Ribcage

6.  Isolations - Hips

7.  Single Retire Turns

8.  Chasse Turns

9.  Kick Combination

10.  Warm Up Jump

11.  Retire Jump Turns

12.  Travelling

13.  Funk Combination

14.  Teacher Combination

15.  Jazz Dance

16.  Cool Down & Stretch



Bronze Star Exam Exercises

1.  Cardio

2.  Side, Flat Back & Hip Stretch

3.  Hip Flexor & Gluteal Stretch

4.  Forward Split & Strengthening Exercise

5.  Isolations

6.  Single & Double Retire Turns

7.  Turn Combination

8.  Kick Combination

9.  Warm Up Jump

10.  Preparation for Forward Jete

11.  Travelling

12.  Pony Step

13.  Teachers Combination

14.  Jazz Dance

15.  Cool Down & Stretch


Silver Medal Exam Exercises

1.  Cardio

2.  Arm & Side Stretch

3.  Floor Stretch

4.  Side Split with Leg Extension

5.  Isolations

6.  Up Down Turns

7.  Turn Combination

8.  Fan Kicks

9.  Warm Up Jump

10.  Forward Jete

11.  Hand Jive

12.  Lyrical

13.  Travelling

14.  Cane

15.  Jazz Dance

16.  Cool Down & Stretch



Silver Star Jazz Exam Exercises

1.  Cardio

2.  Leg Extensions with Kicks

3.  Forward Split & Back Strengthening Exercise

4.  Side Kicks & Stretch

5.  Isolations

6.  Turn Combination

7.  Pose Turns

8.  Reverse Fan Kicks

9.  Kick Combination 

10.  Side Jete

11.  Turn Jete in Attitude

12.  Lyrical

13.  Charleston

14.  Travelling

15.  Hat

16.  Jazz Dance

17.  Cool Down & Stretch 



National Character Syllabus


Primary Cross National Character Exam Exercises

1.  Heel Drops & Demi Plies

2.  Heel Digs

3.  Preparation for Inverted Toe & Heel

4.  Stamps

5.  Preparation for Heel Walks

6.  Port de Bras

7.  Directions

8.  Character Promenade

9.  Preparation for Partner Work

10.  Sautes

11.  Gallops

12.  Skips

13.  Dance

14.  Reverence



Contemporary Syllabus


Contemporary - Level One

1.  Warm Up

2.  Light Stretches A

3.  Light Stretches B

4.  Introduction to the Floor

5.  Plies and Rises

6.  Spinal Curl

7.  Limb Articulation - Arms

8.  Limb Articulation - Legs

9.  In & Out of the Floor

10.  Turns

11.  Triplets

12.  Jumps







Ballet Bronze Star

Speak loudly and confidently to examiner 


Warm Up Exercise

1 - Lengthen neck at beginning of exercise

4 - Made mistake in the exercise - know it and keep counting

   - Open thighs further especially own left leg as we cannot see it from the from

5 - Keep eyeline up - and smile so we can see you cheeks 

   - Open thighs further especially own left leg as we cannot see it from the from

EveryoneRemember feet parallel as soon as you get to the barre

Day 3

Head looking out to start 

Use all the music - use every single note 

3 - messed up the 3rd time 

4 - smile

5 - smile 

1 - open thighs on plie 

3 - straight knees when lowering from rise 


Plies

4 - Heads

   - Heels in full plie

5 - Heads

4 - turn out ankle bone in tendu to 2nd 

2 thighs back in plies 

3 - thighs out - no rolling in ankles 

Day 3

4 - open thighs 

Everyone - keep thighs open and working especially on the way up 

2 - popped heels 

6 sickle

2 - siclked left foot on rise 

4 bent knees on lower from rise 

3 keep hips up and forwards 

1 -  no rolling 

5 - keep hips forwards - don't sit back 

6 - sae as above 

1 - popping heels too wearily in g.plie 

use all the music 

check elbows forwards in bras bas 


Batte

through feet and use demi points 

5 - more heads 

1 - smile

- demi point before close 

- not pullin in the back heel to keep turn out in c losing to 3rd

3 - cross leg over more in plisse 

1 remember tends then plisse 

- work on going through demi points 

Day 3

start with right foot 3rd 

Keep chin lifted - tennis ball under chin 

not too high with arms in 1st position 

use floor and demi pointes - show pressure on the floor 

1 letting back foot heel slip 

2 turn out supporting leg 

- hips up - recover when coming back from derriere 

1 - keep posture 

hips up - recover when coming back from derierre 

2 - bend elbow in 2nd 

1 don't forget tendus THEN plisse 

- show demi point 

5 - straight knees on closing 



demi assemble sutenu

use demi points then close - massage the floor 

open arm when plie after turn 

2 don't drop body when arm down to bras bas 

5 - barre arm elbow down

Day 3

Keep the closing slow and smooth 

1 - no body movement in following the arm - only the head 

lengthen the arm from 2nd to bras bas not a large lift 

DAY4

1 - no wiggling  in the demi detourne 

  - need to go over this  this one 

  - rotate 2nd more and don't push it too far back 

6 don't push 2nd too far back 



prep for assemble 

starts with right foot devant 

5 point toes in assemble 

6 point toes in assemble 

4 turn out tendu to 2nd 

3 stretch knees in closing to 3rd from tendu to 2nd 

Day 3

Pull up knee caps and ankle bones 

1 - too far away from the barre 

- jump higher so can get to 4th 

soft plies 

use all the notes of the music  

slowly through demi point into plie 

Point on the first one and the last one 

DAY 4

4 - head 

3 - heads 

- no leaning on barre in jump 

4 - kep body lifted in assemble 

1 - heads 

  - arms too wide on the barre - keep them travelling with you at the same width 

2 - same as above 


Preparation for Retire 

1 - Cross and turn out derriere

  - Incorrect foot at one point - know exercise and keep counting

2 - Show front side and back when petite retire from front to back and the same in the reverse

  - Higher retire at the front 

5 - Turn out petite retire especially at the back

6 - Sickled foot and pull back thigh when taking up to retire 

Everyone  - Take arms with you as you step up 

4 - shoulders down 

2 no bend in close before 2nd side 

2 too close to barre

3 too close to barre

2 bend arms slightly when on the barre 

through first in step up then cross it over to a tight 5th 

Day 3

5 - faster 

6 - faster 

3 - too slow getting up to 5th 

5 - bigger plie 

6 - bigger plie 

stretch both knees when closing from petit retire 

DAY 4

5 - no sickle in petite retire 

6 - too slow on petite retire 

  - no sickle in 5th position releve 

1 - too close to the back 

  - turn out back foot when you put it down in 3rd


Grand Battement 

1- Twisted towards barre at the start in preparation 

5 - Arm too high in Bras Bas

2 -Keep hips square in G.Battement to 2nd 

5 - Keep bottom knee stretched 

4 - Keeps arms still and not too high 

1 - Rotate in 2nd 

6 - Ankle bone up in GBattement Devant 

1 - Dont roll front foot in Prep

6 - Keep hips still  and use demi points 

1 - Pulling off supporting leg - and keep it stretched 

Everyone  - Heads

               

5 chin 

6 arm 

- dot pull off supporting leg 

2 less body  movement 

1 - more head - smile 

  - posture - keep hips up 

4 - arm down 

    - stretch back knee in g.battement derriere 

3 arm further forward on barre at start 

5 - stronger head 

tennis ball necks

tennis ball necks

6 - tennis ball necks

2 - keep bend in arm and 2nd 

6 - keep hip down in g battenentn to 2nd 

3 - correct the heads 

    - stretch back knee in g.battement derriere 

1 - NEED TO SMILE 

Day 3

1 - remember heads 

2 don't twist on derierre 

6 no pulling off leg in 2nd 

keep hips down 

no pulling off supporting leg - especially derierre 

4 - take tension out of arm in 2nd - lifting too high 

5 take leg up higher 

6 - stretch back knee when you lift 

3 turn out in lift to 2nd 

stretch knee caps 

Must establish foot line before you lift the leg derierre - remember to draw a circle with the foot - point it and think of lifting from the big toe to keep the ankle line nice and no sickles 

DAY 4

1 - recover hips when close from the back 

  - turn out front foot when closing from front 

2 - don't pull off sump leg in 2nd g battement 

5 - same as above 

4 - keep arm in a nice proper 2nd

1 - relax the feet on closing - they are crunched up 

6 - over crossing devant 

3 - hold body in 2nd and derierre 

2 0 take leg higher 

3 - elbow lifted more in bras bas


Port De Bras

1st positions are too high 

3 look to the right on first side Lyre position

shoulders down - ribs in 

Day 3

1 - hold arms further forwards in bras bas at the start 

3 arms slightly wider in bras bas 

6   arms slightly too wide 

2 - remember to link at hands in 1ts 

1 - take arm correctly down to 2nd from 4th 

3 take both arms to bras bas at the same time 

DAY 4

2 - arm too high in 3rd 

4 must be down by count 6

1 - check hands in 5th 



Battement Tendu

Only move feet into position before starting - not arms 

3 heads 

4 heads 

head changes only on the points 

follow arm on plie with snooty nose 

2 droopy hands coming to 1st from bras bas 

- elbows lifted in 2nd and don't droop the hands 

- go through demi points 

hold tension in the tummy rather than the arms 

4 lengthen leg away from body so hips don't lift 

only head arms and leg - no body movement 

in prep look into Right hand - then to the front 

5 leave head - and move on the point 

3 start with correct foot on 2nd side 

- arms in 2nd - and no dropout hands 0 remember photo hands 

head to Right hand corner on the finish

Day 3

keep tendus to the side even when coming forwards 

4 stretch knees 

2 - left side  keep leg to 2nd not corner - coming too far forwards 

4 - keep arms still 

 - arms uneven in 2nd 

5 - arms too low in 2nd 

1 - look at one arm in allonge down to bras bas 

DAY 4

4 please remember your heads at the start of every exercise - you forget every t time 

4 PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR HEADS - YOU FORGET THEM EVERY TIME 

2 - make leg longer in tendu - too short 

plies too fast 

3 - elbows in 2nd  lift them no scarecrows 

4 - lengthen leg in tendu - they are too short 

1 - show more demi point 

5 - more demi point 

6 - watch ankle bones - sickling as you are trying to point too hard



Coupes

don't forget the breathe and head with snooty nose to catch arms then smile 

5 turn he'd don't tilt 

3 elbows

music is 3/4 - wait for the first 3 c counts - then breathe 2 counts out and 1 count in 

Head looks over the pointed foot when in 2nd 

keep arms even when doing snooty nose - the one you look at tends to go up higher 

6  -keep shallow curve in demi bras - not too much bend in elbows - looks like carrying firewood

5 -  keep shallow curve in demi bras - not too much bend in elbows - looks like carrying firewood

3 dropping body in deviant before pull in 

don't get body and arm involved when pulling in to tight 5th releve 

Day 3

3 - shoulders and elbows - hold tummy tight 

4 - keep eyeliner correct and matching head - not looking at self in the mirror 

don't forget introduction 

show straight knees on close 

check back heel is forwards in 3rd  positions 

3 remember arms 

1 - remember arms 

- bras bas too close - starting to cross at some points 

DAY 4

4 - Make the arms softer - not look like a struggle 

look to the corner on point and then catch arms after you have looked at the corner 

smooth out the entire exercise 

6- stretch knees on closing 




Pas De Cheval

1 -Rotate back heel in 3rd position 

Prep look into hands then out with chin 

3 - straight knee close to 3rd then flick 

1 - not hitting correct prep position before flick out 

Artiulation of the foot work - close 3rd then up with ankle bone forwards - then flick out 

Arms need to be clear and soft - elbows down then wrists up - need to show the hold up with foot pointed out - 2 count down - 1 count up 

4 cross arms more - so they don't go into 2nd 

3 cross arms more - so they don't go into 2nd

3 use elbows - need to work on arms 

4 - doing wrists 

Day 3

Starts in 3rd position of the feet 

remember preparation 

Make sure pinch on leotard is facing the same way as the working leg  - with supporting leg turned out 

3 - practise co ordination of arms - down with elbows and up with wrists 

DAY 4

3 - turn out the thigh 

1 - turned too much to the corner 

turn out the 1st position so supporting leg is turned out on the other side 

3 - lengthen the back of the neck so you don't do the funny head when you smile 



Poses

Done either line by line or 2 by 2 

Remember to prepare as the group before you are doing their rise up and hold 


Hold and then brush 

Must Allonge arms in last pose before run 

settle after runs and then spring up in rise 

Start with feet first 

3 step on straight leg 

2 turn out front foot 

4 turn out front foot 

stretch back knee 

catch the hand with head  as you allonge before runs 

Day 3

lead with he big toe at the back 

1 remember to catch arm 

4 out of time after losing balance 

3 - bras bas too narrow 

5 - hold body 

  - ribs over the top of waist band in the rise 

6 - ribs over the top of waistbands in the rise 

DAY 4

lean forwards over the leg - so transfer of weight is correct 

don't loom at examiner in the rise - look and face straight ahead 



Promenade 

Done 2 by 2 

Everyone does the Right side then everyone does the Left 

Begin By looking out over the top of the examiner 


Starts in 3rd position with Right foot devant 

1 keep head up - don't tilt it to the right 

Catch hand nearest the audience with snooty nose - head down without dropping body - then out to the audience and turn head with turn

Day 3 

Starts 3rd position right foot front 

close back heel more turned out in 3rd position 

3 - closed on wrong foot 

6 - wrong foot 2nd time through 

show the p and close - hold - then run away 

1 - turn to left  on Left side 

- tighter 5th position 

3 - arms too wide 

4 - arms too wide

1 - not releve in 5th properly 

3 - forgot to prepare 

- wrong foot on left side 

5 - Head - looking out over right to the audience 

DAY 4

1 - look out over tot he audience 

releve is in 1 count - make it faster 

1 - forgot demi plie at the end 

1 - arms too close in bras bas 

push arms forwards as you go through the promenade 

2 - forgot demi plie at the end 

2 - wrists up when bringing to 1st 

3 - bend then point 

4 - bend then point 

5 - bend then point - 

6 - bend then point 

everyone must run up to the left hand corner when you finish ready for the other side 

new head 0 look out to audience - catch then hand down to bras bas - then up to other side when you relive and turn 

3 - wrong foot on left side 2nd set 



Changements

This exercise is done 1 by 1 - everyone does the right side - then back to 1 to start the left side 

Start straight away after the person before you 

Head starts poised to look out tot he corner

1 - cross feet over more 

Hips up 

- hold arms 

2 - hold arms 

- cross feet in 3rd

3 - timing - wring foot 

4 more plie 

6 - heels down - relax the feet  

1 - kicking  legs out a bit more in changements 

3 -  not changing on 1st jump so goes wrong 

4 -  not changing on 1st jump so goes wrong 

5 - directions not correct 

- too fast 

6 - didn't jump the last one 

DAY 4

1 - odd hands

3 - directions are wrong 

 - timing is out 

5 - cross 3rds 

 - timing on the right 

6 - pulling back in the body 

2 - doing half pointed foot 

3 - not changing feet on the turning sautes 

4 - more pointed feet 

6 - collapsing and rolling on feet 

 - cross 3rds more 


Glissades

Done all together or line by line

If line by line - make a triangle formation in the centre 

finish and hold, then run away 

Music will restart for next line

Remember the preparation

Show the up and down look of the plie - while keeping the smith and continuous look  


1 eyeliner - and chin up 

 - changed feet at one point when shouldn't have 

2 - close on bent knees 

3 - mucked up at one point 

6 - watch hands in 2nd 

- don't change feet 

4 - cross more 

- close last count on bent leg 

5 heads and chin lifted 

DAY 4

1 - look out not down 

3 - look out 

- arms too high in 3rd 

 - always forget to do the left side straight away 

1 - mor eof a rainbow 

3 - look to corner and watch funny head when smiling 

4 - 5 - 6 - arms too high in 3rd 

6 - more point on second foot in glissade 

5 - smiles 

4 - lifting hip 

and body leaning in bras bas 0 weight is not in the centre it is on the back foot 

  - cross 3rds 


Jetes

4 - need to go over this one 

6 - need to go over this one 

don't forget the preparation 

line byline in triangle formation 

3 - unsure on foot placement 

1 - need to go over this one


Dance Enchainment

Gallop to side with arms in strong and held 2nd - 2 feet pointed in the air in 1st position 


Classical dance 

4 - wrong foot spring points and petit jets 

3 - get arms right

point then run 

remember technique of pas de cheval 

4 - wrong foot 

chin out at the end 





 






Nat Char  Group 1

Speak loudly and confidently to examiner - Day 2 still needs to be louder please

keep fingers together when hands on hips - elbows forward and relax shoulders

Niamh - check waistband of skirt 

every centre exercise has a head prep 

Day 3


Heel Drops and Demi Plies 

don't rock back when dropping heels 

soft demi pie with correct posture 

Day 2

Remember sideways to the barre as soon as you get there to be ready to start this exercise 

2 no bent knees in heel drops 

3 chin - and elbows 

1 keep ankles pressed together in rises up before heel drop 

make the drop louder 

Day 3

1 - hand on hip not in 2nd 

need to hear the heel drops 

no rocking back - push down 

3 - elbow fowrwards

DAY 4

1 - ankles together in the rise 

3 - chin - smile 


Heel Digs

keep it long 

out hold in - don't bounce it - keep strong

no noise in landing as you jump

MUST keep going until we say stop 

Day 2

Starts in natural turned out 1st

Fast arm in the prep

2 elbow forwards 

keep the line of the back by keeping the elbow forward

Day 3

3 - arm off barre to early 

1 - odd wrist when jumping 

don't take arm off barre until the jump - not in the plie 

Day 4 

2 - leaning forward - hold posture 

too bouncy 



Prep for inverted toe and heel 

Prep arms into bras bas 

turn to the barre correctly 

heads 

no twisting hips - keep them still esp #1

3 - eyeliner - chin up 

1 - too close to barre - hips twisting 

3 - not going up and down enough on supporting leg 

2 - hips twisting 

do exercise 3 times with music 

4 cross arms more - so they don't go into 2nd 

Day 2

3 -Bigger flick 

2 - wrong foot 

- hips twisting 

1 hips twisting 

- not enough bend in supporting legs the flicks 

hold the point then bend as you close 

3 left foot too far forward in the toe and heel

2 arms too far back before the music starts 

- keep hips down 

Day 3

3 - more flick 

1 - odd hands onto the barre 

be together as a team 

2 - bigger bend on supporting leg - no twisting in hips 

1 - no twisting in hips 

DAY 4

2 - leaning too far forwards - hold the body still 

 - check shoulders aren't twisting

1 - no twisting in body 



Stamps 

out of time 

head and elbows in prep and finish 

Remember arms are the same as bras bas but too the side - and slightly more relaxed with elbows looking to the person next to you 

2 - wrong leg

Day 2

2 -Out of time - too fast 

Day 3

Remember bend on prep 

3 - wrong foot 

  - not looking to the side at B

1 - be careful of prep with arms onto the barre

DAY 4 

bend on count 4 

3 - too fast 



Prep for heel walks ***

Very quick prep of arms - as soon as you hear the music 

1 - pick up foot on count AND of outside leg on bent supply leg after arm prep 

2 - pick up foot on count AND of outside leg on bent supply leg after arm prep 

2 - look to the corner with head - not just arms 

3 - too fast on 2nd side 

2 - don't too last lift keep foot down to finish 

everyone - keep counting - know exercise and get it right 

                 - 1 straight and 1 bent  NO lazy knees 

                 - Keep butts in - take it with you as step 

Day 2

Don't go too far back to start this one

1 - incorrect prep

2 - incorrect prep 

remember fast prep 

2 - don't forget lift on count 4 after stamps 

louder stamps 

2 - no lift after last set of stamps

Day 3

Don't start too far back on the barre - only 6 walks not 100 

start with hand on hips 

1 - forgot lift on count 4

2 - wrong on turning stamps 

1 - lazy knees 

DAY 4

1 - correct intro please 

3 - too fast - get the correct rhythm 

1 - knees up 

messed up one of the turns 


make stamps clearer


Port De Bras

Timing of head on Prep - keep tennis ball under chin the entire time 

SMILE - more face 

2 - no scarecrow arms 

1 - grab skirt further back 

everyone - hold skirts on the purple ribbon 

1 - more cheek bone to the sky 

everyone - forward circle arms to bring them in 

                 -  arms - bottoms and posture 

3 - keep body held and don't lean when moving head - only the cheekbone 

3 - take arms out to a forwards V then circle in at the end 

Day 2

1 - too far to the front of skirt on grab 

Use all the music 

3 - smile 

1 - go over the circle arms to finish 

2 - go over the circle arms to finish 

Day 3

Hands on hips when running into the centre - nicely and smile 

need to follow where niamh sets the line to keep places correct 


1 - no scarecrow arms to pick up skirt 

DAY4

2 - forgot hands

1 - keep hold of skirt don't drop it 

 - too fast in this one - use all of the music 



Directions ***

Everyone - make sure can hear ALL digs 

                 - straight and bend with knees not body. Body must be held and strong in digs not bouncy

                  - Ankle does in digs and runs 

                  - hear raindrops on roof not shuffles in the snow in runs backwards  

                  - Hips up not sticking backwards to keep the runs correct 

3 - elbow forwards in the wave 

   - get correct arm in 3rd direction 

Everyone - know the exercise - get the correct legs and arms  - Right then Left, Right then Left for both arms and feet 

                  - elbows forwards 

                  - smile - apple cheeks 

Day 2

take elbows with you 

3  elbows lead the way 

2 - long neck at the back 

1 - no pause while thinking which leg to do on last one 

2 - no pause while thinking which leg to do on last one

louder digs - bend knees 

no shuffles - need to hear rain drops 

elbow forwards on hip arm while doing wave 

make sure its a queen wave 

Day 3

1 - forgot the head 

2 - do a proper head 

3- elbows forwards 

1 - ankle bones in in digs 

2 - ankle bones in in digs 

3 - wrong arm on 3rd side for wave

DAY 4

smile and perform 

elbows too far back on the wave

1 - be steadier on heels - and keep them together for the wave


Character Promenade

Will need to do this 4 times through before finishing 


Starts turned out 

Pick up skirts faster 

Turn out - 

show 4th plie - 1st plie - 4th plie and heel up

Day 2

Turn to the right before run - then turn to the right to get into place 

must get straight into natural first when you get to your place 

hips down 

elbows forwards as you run 

1 don't forget to pick up skirt in prep 

3 don't forget to [icl up skirt in pre  

only grab to the purple ribbon - stop when you feel the first ribbon 

arms straight as you grab skirt

remember new arms to fists on hips still holding skirt on the brush heel while looking over the front leg

natural turn out and stretched feet in steps 

brush through a first position plie 

dig the heel after the brush 

Day 3

1 - starts with feet turn out 

turn out the walks 

1 remember head 

2 turn out the walks 

only do it 4 times and then finish

need to hear more swish through 1st 

come through 1st in a plie

DAY4

turned out to start and turn to the right to run 

2 - dropped skirt 

- no head at the start 

 - turn out feet more 

3 - finish holding skirt 


Preparation for partner work 

Day 2

Remember lots of artistry 

lean forwards in the bend 

look at partner in runs around 

settle down after the runs 

elbows forwards in the runs 

MUST use all 4 counts for the hand grabs - hand can only touch on count 4 - lift hands higher to take up more time 

smile at your friend as you run around and as your partner runs around you 

2 - bigger bend of the knees in look towards each other 

Day 3

start with toes together

1 - forgot head 

 - bigger hand to use all 4 counts 

  - look at partner during run 

  - not too close other wise elbows bump 

2 - forgot head 

- started too far apart 

more lean in the look at each other 

3 - bring elbow forwards to point at the front in the lean to look at partner 

bigger presentation of hand to partner on 2nd side 

2 - faster runs 

start looking at front - then look at partner as YOU present YOUR hand 

DAY 4 - turn to run 

look at each other as you run 1

1 - hand further forwards when you present it to partner 

2 - no leaning - leaning to the right in your body 

2 and 3 started too close to the barre 



Sautes

Day 2

Dont forget the head prep

Jumps stay on the spot and turn to the corner 

Character sautes are on a forced arch - don't try and do a ballet sauce 

bend knees and press ankles together to keep the strength - that is the position you jump in 

don't jump up - try and stay down as much as possible 

heels come down on the 3rd jump 

body needs to stay still in the jumps

Day 3

4 sets of jumps only then finish 

1 heels up 

2 - ankle bones and toes together 

3 - jumping too high - they stay low 

DAY 4

more elbows - strong 

happier clap 

1 - toes and ankles together 




Gallops 

Day 2

Start to the Left in a line formation - towards the back of the room - far enough away from barre so skirt doesn't hit barre 

1 does right then left prison then the next person starts straight away 

Head then grab skirt for preparation 


1 - no scarecrow arms when grabbing/holding skirt 

stamp is on 2 bend knees - and all at the same time 

Hop on count 8 before you start galloping on each side - don't step

Day 3

1 - arms not scarecrows 

all need to count to 6 gallops , step on count 7 , then a stamp on count 8 

show gallops going up rather than along so you don't run out of room 

need to hear a SOLID STAMP after the 6 gallops 

DAY 4

1 - arms out further 

- bend more and have fun with the stamp - make more noise 

2 - count to 6 gallops - more stamps

3 - out of time on the right side 


Skips 

Start in Right top corner and a line 

Will be done one by one 

skips are up not along and down like character skips 


Lift the Right foot up first on right side 

bend knees on closing


DAY 4

hands must be on hips as you run to start place 

1 clap - hold purple ribbon

2 - got exercise wrong 

3 step together bend then clap 

1 - late start on left side 

 - clap was wrong and turned the wrong way 

2 - knees up - wrong way on 



Dance

spread the lantern before you start

bend knees with stick straight out to the side - thumb on top as you turn 

turn is on forced arch - ankles pushed right forwards - knees bent like you are sitting on a seat - back straight 

2 - was too late to start 

no twist in the bend points 

3 - flex the hands and the fingers for side arm 

runs are shuffles with no movement the body - not like tippy toe runs 


Reverance

Starts with skirts out 

wait for intro 

then bend knees with toes together - head goes down

then head up as you stretch your knees 




Jazz Bronze Star

Hold tummy - can see it in the blue tops 

Don't Step back after bow

Speak loudly and confidently to examiner  


Cardio

Strong arms 

4 wrong leg

2 - elbows in runs 

1 - knees up

Everyone - get to cross position

                  - Point toes on knee lifts and don't forget new arms - see head through the gap and keep other arm in proper jazz 2nd

                  - open and shut the new arms like a door - don't swing under and up 

3 - timing and stronger arms

3 - wrong arms on upper cut punches 

4 - wrong arms on upper cut punches

Day 2

Thumbs in before you start

4 - hands on hips - on an odd angle 

2 - elbows back in runs 

get to cross position in jumps out and leg flick

1 - stronger arm at side in leg lifts 

3 - arms second in cross and out arms 

Step onto the right leg each time you start a set of kick bottoms/knees up

3 - work on fast running - looks like you arm limping 

leg lifts to the side with window arms - don't twist body and point feet fully 

keep arm in proper second in window arms during side leg lifts 

Day 3

Higher on tippy toe runs

wrong knee lifts and arms 

3 - make sure opposite rms and legs on leg lifts 

1 - wrong arm on upper cuts 

3 - wrong upper cuts 

4 - correct 2nd positions 

get the crossed arm positions correct 




Side flat back and hip stretch**** 

Preparation on 7, 8 - tidy fingers and correct 

Posture and look straight ahead not directly at examiner

Everyone -  tidy up back arm in flat back 

- timing and keep counting for the 2nd plie with shoulders forwards  

3  - over more in side stretch 

 3 - wider legs 

all tuck head in when down to floor with arms  

4 - late n arms 

2 - back more lifted in 2nd position and but down in 2nd position 

3 - keep hips correct in 2nd 

4 - arms correct and even in 2nd position 

everyone - work on 2nd half especially 

Day 2

Do the shoulder forwards on the new singing then the other side on the new singing again

Day 3

2 - get posture as soon as you stand there 

1 - flat back to corner not front 

4 - flat back lower down 

3 - flat back to corner not front one left side 

   - back arm on lower back correctly 

2 - back arm on lower back correctly 

4 - higher demi point 

   - lift in body in 2nd plie and when coming up out of it 




Forward split and strengthening exercise 

Everyone - Ribs in 

                  - Point front foot in split

                  - Turn out foot on count 8 

                  - Swing back leg to join the right then face the Left first - legs must be together and straight in swing round to the side 

                  - Back straight when going down to split 

                  - Toes together in push back stretch 

                  - Knees and toes together in balance 

                  - Arms beside slightly forward of shoulders before lumbar stretch

                  - Hip bones must stay touching the floor in your lumbar stretch 

                  - Release back arm and roll towards examiner 

                  - Show triangle and hold the back straight 

                   - Work on the strength to hold the V sit - toes must be pointed  - feet come up together 

                   - Then cross the back leg underneath to stand up 

                   - Keep arms nice - by your sides -  and stand up 

                   - Keep counting in head - don't copy or rely on others to get it right 

4 - Lift through tummy in lumbar stretch to create space for your spinal bones - very dangerous of you do not do this 

1 - Rolled the wrong way on 2nd side after lumbar stretch

2 - Rolled the wrong way on 2nd side after lumbar stretch

3 - Leg too crossed at back in split 

1 - Eyeline up especially in split 

Day 2

Can be done all together or line by line 

2 - turn out front foot as slide to split 

1 - hips square 

   - point toes in lumbar stretch and in V sit 

2 remember right side then left side 

3 - back up in split 

   - point toes in split 

3 - feet together in swing around to lumbar stretch 

4 - shoulders down in V sit

   - arms by sides when standing up 

1 - hold V sit for 4 counts 

2 - hold V sit for 4 counts 

Day 3

3 - point front foot 

2 - body lifted and chin in split 

turn out front foot 

straight knees and pointed toes in legs swing 

hip bones on the floor 

stretch the knees in the V sit 


 


Isolations

Everyone -Start with the music - listen to it from the start to make sure correct 

                  - Step wide and with pointed feet 

                   -  Finish off every step 

                   - Sharp and punched out ribs 

                   - Elbows stay still - and ribs go to your elbows

                   - Must bend knees to move hips 

                   - Hips must have a hold - not a swaying look - lift hip up towards ribs and weight stays in the middle doesn't transfer

                   - count to 12 from start of the music then go on count 1

                   - Wrists held and strong in swings behind back 

                   - keep arms straight and hands move around on the leg  in shoulder isolations

                   - Shoulders cannot move when doing hips - especially when arms are involved 

3 - Hips go with arms - Right and Right - Left and Left 

3 - Keep hips/pelvis up not tilted in hips 

3 -  hands more to the sides - not close together on tummy

4 - hands more to the sides - not close together on tummy

4 - feet in a wider 2nd - and knees out like sitting on a log 

Day 2

Can be done all together or line by line 

Must point - close feet - hold and then run away if doing line by line 


1 - only doing right shoulder on doubles 

1 - hips incorrect - need to have bent knees and hip towards bottom rib 

2 - hips incorrect - need to have bent knees and hip towards bottom rib 

2 - ribs not correct - go to the right first 

3 - ribs incorrect - go to the right first 

1 make sure ribs are going to the side - not bringing shoulders into it or forwards 

4 - work on arms with hip co ordination 

Day 3

Very first step must be pointed 

if examiner doesn't say line by line -then do it altogether 

Hands are steaks - not sausages 


Bigger second except for number 4

slightly late at the start 

2 finish the last bend before stepping to 2nd for the ribs 

bigger bends with shoulders going down 


DAY 4 

4 - more sharp 

2 - bigger 2nd so can do big hips 

3 - co ordination of arms with hips 

1 - little bit late on the start 

2 - little bit late on the start

 

 


Single and double retire turns 

Must do double turns - have to attempt it at the very least - not just do a single turn 

Must be practising Double turns at home 

Foot must be connected to supporting  leg in retire 

Spot with your head 

Arms in Preparation and in turn must be strong and held 

4 - too much force and speed 

2 - 1 foot in front of hip and 1 behind hip - not crossed over in a straight leg lunge 

Day 3


Travelling - video posted at the bottom of the page

 straight legs in the extended jazz run jump

go and watch the video to learn it and get the timing correct 

knees up in the retire jump turn - arms clear and precise 

Day 4

start with toes together and prepare feet turned out and right foot behind on demi point 

left leg in from tin end position 



Turn Combination 

Everyone - Arms need to be straight and fingers together - slice them to a V slightly in front of you in the chasse 

                  - slide the chasse out to a correct turned out 2nd plie - and pull the arms in as you turn - spot your head and don't have                         too much force 

                  - Keep feet jammed together in the turn 

                  -You must spot your head 

                  -finish the turn up on your demo points 

                  -don't drop the elbows as you turn 

                  -keep ribs in - if you take arms too far back in 2nd your ribs will automatically stick out 

                  -make sure toes stay together as you turn 

                  -Keep Start arms strong to prepare you for the entire exercise 

                  -if arms are too far back at the start - the turns will not go well 

                  -have head ready to go -facing the corner ready to SPOT

                  -ankle bone lifted in foot prep 

                  -prepare with a head to the corner you are going towards 

3 - get a head involved 

2 - be stronger on yourself -  don't give up 

1 - be stronger on yourself -  don't give up 

4 - stronger but not faster - don't out in too much force and get out of control

Day 3

Start in the corner facing the side wall closest to you - angled to the corner - looking at the way you are going - and then prepare arms and foot 

2nd set - started on the wrong side 

1 - taking too bag a steps especially on the little up turns 

2 - taking too big a steps especially on the little up turns 

1 - MUST look at the corner you are heading to - spot your head so you don't run into the other persons lane 

4 - has to stay on your side - cannot cross into the other persons lane 

  - spot the corner - not the examiner 

3 - smaller steps and make it faster 

1 - correct start position of the arms 


Kick Combination

1- keep arms up in 2nd

hold kicks in 2nd 

3 - start with left leg on left side 


Warm Up Jump

This will be done 2 by 2 - 2nd group starts as soon as the 2nd group finishes 

4 - no double jump before tuck jump 

very small jumps need to be glued together and pointed 

sharper arms with sausage hands in the jumps with arms in the air 

Must stay in time with the music in big jumps 

land with feet together 

Kick bottom in the runs - with strong elbows moving forwards and back

no double jumps in between the 2 large tuck jumps - only a bend in the knees 

Arms in tuck jumps go up - down - up - stay - down after finish 

1 - wrong leg 

3 - out by 1 count as started late - bend on 8 so you can jump on 1 




Preparation for forwards  jetes 

no arm prep 

turn out feet in 1st then place back foot behind on demi point 

front arm forwards in jumps - back leg forwards in jumps 

legs flick forwards - arms have to stretch out not flick 

and come back to arms in with elbows up between the jumps 

point toes 

more spring and height 

1 - 2 - 3 - wron leg forwards in jumps on left side 

1 - eyes up

4 - arms correct in jumps - not in 2nd 

3 - back up in jumps 

1 wrong leg left side 





 







Jazz Bronze Medal


Cardio Warm up 

Done all together 

1 - wrong leg to start

6 - wrong leg start

Everyone - arms to hips in prep 

                  - Make windows in knee lifts - foot points to floor not into a skip placement 

                  - Point toes on jumps in 2nd then lift to kick bottom with hips up not tilted 

                  - Arms in the grapevine- swing to shoulder height then to cross

Day 2

Arms on Grapevine - strong 

Day 4



Side and Flat Back stretch 

done all together 

2 - don't fidget 

Everyone - pull up in posture and pull up knee caps - don't leave them relaxed 

                  - Start with toes completely together 

                  - head tucked in in centre and pull up knee caps - push head between legs 

                  - roll up with chin on chest - then head up arms to 2nd before doing the other side 

                  - Shoulder down and head in line in side stretch 

                  - keep head in line in flat back 

1 - longer arm at bottom in side stretch 

1  - don't let front foot turn out in flat back and in head to knee 

6 - don't let front foot turn out in flat back and in head to knee 

3 - flat back too high 

Day 2

Show the S shape and then move into the side stretch

Hold the head so you have a nice long neck on both sides in side stretch 

Nose and eyes looking at the floor - bun looking at the sky in flatback - make sure toes stay parallel and facing the front 

Hand flat on back and fingers together when head on knee 

4 - show pointed foot in prep

1 - longer S shape arms 

   - keep toes to the front 

4 - toes to the front 

6 - toes to the from t

noes must be on knees with straight legs 

Stretch arms out strong with pointed toes - then transfer weight into 2nd position and arms stay up

Day 3

1 - longer arms in side stretch 

3 - more side stretch 

6 - angle flat back towards emma - not too far to the side otherwise toes turnout

DAY 4

flat back towards the corner not the side 

keep everything still - no slight movements 


Leg Extension 

Done all together 

Feet 1 fist witch apart 

Head looking towards the back with a long neck 

Hands palms down and flat on the floor 

Have to get from standing to the start position in NICELY in 4 counts 

3 hips on the ground 

Opposition arms and leg up higher 

Point the toe as soon as the foot leaves the floor 

Hands on top of each other - thumbs in - elbows out - keep as close to chest as possible 

Rotation of leg is small and goes out - sky - down 

Shoulders and body not allowed to move in the hip circles 

Keep turnout in the leg to help keep hips on the floor when stretched up - and as close to the body as possible without a bent knee or hips off the ground 

Toes together as lower leg  and they come apart as you slide them in and bend knees up 

Mus stand up NICLEY in 4 counts with arms glued to sides and bodies lifted

2 - knee to chest 

Day 2

4 - hold body as knee goes around 

6 - hips on the floor in leg stretch 

Everyone - Hold the leg in the air with the opposite arm to the leg at the top - top arm is holding the calf muscle and bottom arm is holding around the back of the thigh 

                 - Stretch the foot when leg up in the air 

Day 3

2 - swing legs to the back when sitting down 

 - wrong arms holding leg - make sure top arm is opposite to leg thats up 

- stretch top knee 

6 - wrong arms holding leg

4 - keep the hips on the floor in the leg lift 

DAY4

1 - feet fist width apart

3 - hand on the back of the leg 

6 - hand on the back of the leg 

2 - BOTTOM ON THE GROUND IN LEG MOUNT 

6 - BOTTOM ON THE GROUND IN LEG MOUNT 





Ribcage Isolations 

Done all together 

Thumbs glued to rest of hands when by sides 

Ribs push forwards past elbows but don't drop elbows back 

2 - elbows forwards in start position 

   - Make sure smooth ones on second side go to the left

3  - elbows forwards in start position

     - Make sure smooth ones on second side go to the left

4 - keep hands on the body - and lower down 

1 - fingers wide apart - lower down and further apart 

Day 2 

1 - keep looking straight ahead not looking around at other people

4 - too early on the intro 

3 - keep hands further apart so it doesn't look like you have a sore tummy 

4 - elbows stay where they are - don't push them back as ribs push forwards 

Everyone - keep fingers spread and hands stay in place for the entire exercise

Day 3

1 - keep thumbs glued to sides 

4 - too early for prep 

6 - front not side first 

1 - elbowss forwards and fingers spread 

3 - elbows forwards 

4 - make arms as strong in the prep as they are at the end 

5 - sharper ribs 

2 - exact placement of the ribs in the circles - hit every position on the count 

6 - elbows forwards 

4 - confidence

DAY 4

5 - fingers apart 

3 - faster ribs going round in a circle 



Hip isolations

Done all other or line by line - Must listen to what the examiner says 

Get arms to 2nd position sharp like a full stop on Prep - then to a bend with hands in place 

Hip trying to lift up and touch bottom rib with bent knees - on first hips - don't transfer weight keep it in the middle of both legs

elbows need to stay forwards and hands in place 

Bend with knees over toes then stretch up with pulled up knee caps in smooth hips 

Heel comes off in the next set - hip goes forwards - up - down 

4 - wrong way on heel lifts 2nd side 

    - elbows 

5 - fingers need t stay spread out 

1  - heel lifts hips going the way side on the 2nd side

Day 2 

Will be done all together or line by line 

2nd group preoares as the 1st group are finishing


3 - Legs need to be straight on hip circles 

4 - Left side hip Circles going the wrong way 

   - elbows too far back and starting to look like chicken wings 

3  - elbows too far back and starting to look like chicken wings 

6 - hands starting to look odd

Everyone - try and keep knees out over toes when bending in 2nd - like you are sitting on a log 

Day 3

Forgot the bend in the prep 

3 - straight legs on hip circles 

- elbows forwards 

6 elbows forwards 

2 cat hips - bend push hold tot he side then bend again - don't go back to the centre before bend 

4 front side round went the wrong way on the left side 

DAY 4

FORGOT THE BEND IN THE PREPARATION 

3 - wrong way on right side 

2 - toes parallel 

6 - hold cat hips to the side - not in the centre 


Single Retire Turns

Done 2 by 2 

Do once on each side and then run 

next group starts straight away - do not wait 

Day 2

Hand placement is off body - fingers and thumbs all glued together - lucozade bottle width apart for hands 

2 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

    - wrong arm Left prep 

6- missed prep and was late to start 

Everyone - hold turn at the end 

                  - count 8 is on bent knees with toes together and arms correct 

                  - Bent knee at the back in turn prep - this is not a lunge with straight legs 

5 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg 

3 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

1 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

Day 3

2 - wrong arm L side

  - Turned the wrong way on the left side  

1 - relive not rise 

4 - started 1 count too early 

3 - turned the wrong way on the Left side 

  - arms too wild 

6 - stretch supporting leg 

 5 - point on the side of the big to to the side 

6 - keep back straight in landing 

 - bend back leg on prep - not a lunge - not too far back only 1 foot width apart 



Chasse Turns

Done 2 by 2 from the corner 

Do 4 chasse turns, step place facing straight ahead - then run up to the next corner 

Next group prepares as the group before you is finishing 

Always face the wall closest to you when standing in the corner - not into the middle of the room 

Arm prep - elbow bent pointing the way you are going and other arm out to the side in 2nd posting tot he back corner

Head looking at the corner you are going towards 

Point front foot out on counts 7,8 

Make sure to hold at the finish before you run 

Big 2nd and bigger bend in chasse 


5 - too much force 

1 - bend more in 2nd 

Day 3

Head looking to the corner while waiting to start 

Don't have body too much to the side - make sure you are facing the corner of your box

Arms point towards your friends in the corner behind you - and elbow points to the corner you are going towards


6 - thumbs glued to hands while they are by your sides

1 - must finish and hold after 4 turns - THEN run 

2 - must finish and hold after 4 turns - THEN run

1 - point Right foot in prep on right side 

6 - spot the corner 

2 - too much force in turns 

6 - turn on demi point and finish on toes with 



Warm Up Jump

Done 2 by 2 from the back of the room 

Same as above exercise - next group starts as soon as the group in front of you finishes

FINISH AND SMILE BEFORE YOU RUN AWAY 

Jump on the right foot first and Left arm forwards 


1 - wrong arm forward first 

   - arms go forwards and back in runs not up and down like lifting weights 

2 - arms go forwards and back in runs not up and down like lifting weights 

3 - ankles together in pencil jump as well as arms 

Everyone - keep hands on legs in pencil jump

2 - jump on right foot first 

3 - out of time - started too late 

4 - out of time - started too late 

5 - more stylised arms 

6 - more stylised arms 

2 - jump on right foot every time - don't change 

Day 3

Toes together on the landing of the big jumps 

1 - wrong arm forwards in runs - opposite arms to legs 

6 - wrong arm forwards in runs - opposite arms to legs 

2 - lifting weights arms 

5 - lifting weights arms 

5 - stepped on wrong foot 

pencols - show the stripes on the pencils - remember to include them and have arms glued to the stripes 





Retire Jump Turns 

Remember the new combo 

chasse before retire jump turn x2, then run twice Right then Left towards the corner, tuck jump on Left and land 

then repeat the exercise before running to the next corner and repeat on the left side 

Day 3

Practise this one - especially left side 

land with arm up the way you are going - show the hold of armpit 


Travelling

Done 2 by 2 one behind the other 

Next group starts as soon as the previous group finishes 


Stretch the back leg in the drags 

Point each foot as you step 

remember the drag runs are preparing you for split jumps - it is a little baby leap - with a turned out front foot and bent front knee 



Funk Combination - video is on facebook 

Slice arms like a full stop 

Step heel - flat - then place behind into a bend/curtsey position - back heel up as high as possible 

cross turn down up 

opposition arms with walks forwards to 'pull up socks' - heels down first x2 then kick ball change 

remember 'bubble chin ' look of the ams in the step taps 

Day 3



Ballet Bronze Medal

Questions will be asked to each person before starting

Maddie - Fern - Zahra - Charli - Tami need leotards straps tightening  


Curtsey on demi point at the back - only start saying good morning/afternoon once foot gets to demi pointe at the back - don't bob head as you are talking so you don't want to talk to the floor 

7 - don't roll shoulders forward in the curtsey 

2 - stay bent in curtsey position until finished speaking  

   - don't sway on legs in 1st when waiting and when answering questions 




Positions of the Feet 

3 - grow taller out of body at start 

eye line - and chins up 

croise or ouverte

2 elbows rlaxed 

1 chin up 

7 eyes forward 

6 musicality - smaller 4th  

- pull toe back when lowering into 4th to keep turn out 

push through the feet 

6too wide in 4th 

4 - stretch knees on closing 

keep turn out 

3 - chin lifted 

heads in finish 

2 - eyeline 

4 - eyeline

Day 2

4 - chin up and eyeline 

5 - chin up 

6 - timing out - too slow 

7  - timing out - too slow 

4 - stretch knee on closing of legs 

7 - keep hips lifted 

4 - turn out foot in 2nd 

6 - 4th position too wide 

Everyone - remember heads at the end 

                  - check 4th is overt not croise 

Day 3

2 - don't start too early start on 1 not half a count too early 

4 - look uo above the barre 

5 - look up above the barre 

3 - keep toe on the floor in points 

7 - toes on the floor when you close 

4 - turn out front foot 4th position 

   - smile 

5 - too fast 

6 - too fast 

1 - show more demi point as you go through front flat foot to a pointed toe 

fill the music - use every single now 




Plies

start with head to corner 

lift hands and place 

Use all music to the finish and closing of plie 

smiling and apple cheeks 

3 - lift chin - don't tuck his under 

4 - rolling feet and ankles forwards 

5 -chin

7 - back straight up 

    - don't look down/to the side 

2 - not too much slide out to 2nd 

   - chin 

   - ribs in 

5 - more open of the thighs 

1 - right down in grand plie in 2nd 

3 - chin to corner in finish 

Day 2 

1 - too close to barre 

2 - too close to barre 

6 - relax ribs 

   - keep knee straight n closing 

4 - keep knee straight on closing 

2 - fully stretched legs between each plie 

3 0 too deep in 2nd grand plie 

5 don't sit back in hips in demi plie 

6 keep top half of body over belt 

7 don't roll in ankles especially in 2nd position

Everyone - Keep counting the music and remember the rhythm of the plies to stay in time with the music 

                  - Keep backs up and straight 

                  - use all the music 

Day 3

1 - smile 

4 - more opening of the thigh

5 - same 

6 - same 

2 - too deep in 2nd grand plie 

5 - out of time - too fast and make plies more smooth

2 - 2nd position now too small 

6 - too wide in 2nd position 

  - watch for rolling - keep shin and thigh bones over he feet 

4 - doing  full plie instead of a demi plie in 2nd 




Battement Tendu and Battement Glisse

Everyone - Posture 

                  - pull up knee caps 

                  - use demi points 

                  - heads 

                  - chins up 

                  - off floor for Glisse 

                  - Knees out to the side and open in the demi plie 

5 - on the floor in tendu

 - bent knee when closing from derriere 

Day 2

6 - arm in 2nd too high 

    - photo hands - don't drop them to the floor 


4 - don't circle to 2nd 

2 - keep tendus on the floor

6 - glisse off the floor 

   - derierre foot behind the shoulder 

7 - derriere foot behind the shoulder 

1 - more demi points 

4 - too fast for the music 

Everyone - massage floor with demi points 

                 - Heads 

Day 3

6 - heads 

5 - wrong head for the derierre leg 

1 bigger plie 

  - side of big toe derriere 

3 - smooth plies 




Preparation for releve

1 - check hands before start of every exercise in bras bas 

7 - posture - and hips up not sticking back 

3 - bent knee when closing to 3rd 

5 - gap in 5th releve 

2 - don't walk to 5th on demi point to get tighter 5th after the releve 

1 - higher demi pt 

1 - push front foot forwards in 5th releve 

everyone - show the demi pt and close 

                  - slow and soft plie - then a sharp and strong releve - soft plie and squeeze up 

4 - don't do hip wiggle to get a tighter 3rd/5th position

Day 2

5 - higher demi point and push over big toe 

4 - rotate foot when tendu to 2nd 

Everyone - heads at the end - present to the corner 

Day 3

1 - head at start 

3 - moving feet out in releve 2nd 

4 - lift chin don't look down 

all need to smile 

4- turn out back foot in 5th releve 

5 lift chin - don't look down 

  - sickling in relieves 

7 - wrong foot 

  - sharper relieves 

hips forwards 

6 - bent knees in releve 

2 - hips forwards n plie 

 


Preparation fot Jetes

Everyone - Thigh bone and shin bone must be over the ankle bone in the landing on supporting leg

                  - don't lean on the barre

2 - don't pop heel off the floor or lose the turn out before the jump 

4 - 3rd properly before jump 

7 - eyes - all toes on the ground -  no rolling 

4 - hold body 

3 - turn out supporting leg 

5 - hold body - lift shoulders

Day 2


Everyone - heels stay on the floor don't pop them before jumping

                  - Finish exercise with feet in 3rd position 

Day 32 - rolling 

1 placement derrière not correct 

3 heel popping 

5 stretch leg before jete 

6 popping heels 

7 got exercise wrong 

6 got exercise wrong 

5 got exercise wrong 





Grand Battement 

7 - move head not just moving your eyes to the direction

1 -  check fingers - posture 

4 - hand relaxed on the barre 

7 - hurry up timing is too slow 

6 - hurry up - timing - too slow 

2 - point close hold then start other side 

   - straight bottom knee 

4 - faster turn around - and was incorrect 

    - eyes up 

7 - higher leg - don't lift in tummy 

1 - hips square - don't release it - odd fingers 

Everyone - look at person in fronts bun 

Day 2

4 bottom knee straight 

5 watch side arm in 2nd 

7 get your leg higher 

3 - keep in time with music and watch rhythm 

4 - watch arm in 2nd is too low especially on Left side 

Day 3

7 - going too high with leg now and tucking hips 

4 - stretch bottom knee 

1 - more pointed toes 

   -don't finish early 


Port De Bras

4 - don't fidget

5 - shoulders down

Everyone - Heads - all look to the right on breathe 

                  - Smile - perform 

                  - Turn head at the finish 

Day 2

4 - breathe - don't forget prep and head looking to corner to start - keep chin over the tennis ball!!

3 - more artistry - more smile

1 - smile and keep eyes up 

6 - hold bras bas positions at the start don't just let it hang - and pull up out of body to grow tall

1 - take 3rd arm across further 

Everyone - tilt head and look into right hand on the first side coming up from bras bas then the left hand on the left side 

                  - Finish with head en face 

Day 3

4 eyeline

  - don't overdress arm in 3rd 

2 wrong arm on right side up to 5th head 

4 - arms 0 dnt stare at us 

1 - just out on counts 



Battement Tendu

Everyone - Demi points - go through the foot 

                  - Honey dripping smooth on down of plie - then smooth squeeze back up

                  - Ankle bone 

                  - Smooth out the going through the foot  

                  - Squeeze closing of battement tendu

                  - Down for 2 and up for 2 in demi plie 

4 - bent knee closing from deviant - and point the foot 

3 - more demi 

   - don't release hips 

4 - hold elbows - 2nd position arms correct

Day 2

Everyone - squeeze the plie and the stretch up 

                   - smooth out going through the demi to the point of the foot 

                    - New heads - head goes across the devant leg - then snooty nose, follow hand down and then to en face - no heads on 2nds

6 - arms - don't let them fly away 

4 - get arms to correct 2nd 

2 keep elbows lifted - and hands facing the from 

Day 3

6 - arms too high in 2nd  need to show the slope 

all forgetting heads 

2 - watch right elbow in 2nd 

 - keep hip down when tendu in 2nd 

4 - arms in 2nd up higher - starting to drop

2 - slow down - keep to the music 

3 no popping off the floor 

5 -0 smooth out the plie  



Preparation for coupe

Soften the along down to bras bas and follow the arm down with the head  - look towards the same side as the working leg - cannot do any head until the allonge

4 rotate leg when pointed to 2nd 

5 - palms up in demi 2nd 

1 - don't forget arms in demi 2nd at the end 

5 - eyes up

Day 3

2 - straight knee on closing 

4 - straight knee on closing 

6 - straight knee on closing 

3 - don't let foot pop off the floor 


Sautes

Can be done all together or line by line 

Line by line - will do right side then left side, finish and hold then run. next group starts as soon as the next group finishes - no waiting or counting in.

4 - hold arms 

2 - heels popping 

1 - turn out feet and legs in 2nd and in 1st 

7 - hold back up in sautes 

5 - turned wrong way 

   - demi 2nd too big 

6 - demi 2nd too big

2 - right foot is coming further forward in sauces in 1st 

7 - jump higher 

   - angles not quite right - side back side front

2 - don't turn out feet so much as you are rolling 

3 - crazy arms 

4 - keep arms in bras bas - not straight 

1 - arms - watch out for bras bas when coming round in the turn  

Day 3

2 kicking feet out in 1st 

 - heels bouncing off the floor 

 - timing 

1 - timing 

3 feet

5 - knees out 

7- back straight 

 - thighs out 

 - hips in - bottom sticking out 

4 deeper plie 

6 keep back straight 


Petite Jetes

Line by line or all together 

Day 2

1 - arms in demi bras 

4 - arms are dropping with each jump 

3 - heels down and relax the foot you land on - it is shaking on the floor 

4 - sickle in  petite jete posit

6 - only 4 petite jetes

7 relax hands more in demi bras - they are too curved up - starting to look like you are carrying firewood in this exercise

Day 3

5 - devant on left and right then derriere 

6 same a above 

turn out inside thigh

1 landing on turned out foot 

4 - arms getting wider in demi bras 

2 keep arms stretch in demi bras - don't hold tension and let the elbows bend 



Temps Leve

Can be done all together or line by line 


Must show 3 hops with a straight supporting leg with pointed toe 

arms stay in 2nd on step together and step points 

arms in 3rd for hops 

show the 1st position and point before pointing foot forwards 

first line must close and hold in 1st and then run 

watch the timing 


Gallops and Spring Pointes 

Done 2 by 2 - next group prepares to start as the group before them finishes the left side 

move into your position when the group before you are doing their spring points

Finish in 1st position and bras bas before  





Dance 

2 - Step onto straight leg 

1 - turn out front foot in prep position 

1 - front foot point in spring pointes 

1 - sit further forwards not he chair so feet touch the floor 

1  - 3 - 5 - 7 on back chair

2 - 4 - 6 on front chair

Everyone -forgot step hop in attitude

                  - turn out lunge legs 

                  - knees and toes together on chair 

                  - heads 

                  - spring points/petite jetes?? how many 

                  - feet first hen placing thing down 

Day 2

smile 

3 turn all the way round before sitting down 

4 toes together on chair 

3 feet in 1st and straight legs as you place thing on chair and when picking it up 

thighs back 

4 hold the body up while sitting down 

 - don't overcross the foot when pointing devant en fondu 

 - start walks on left foot - so need to be 5th position releve with left foot in front 



Reverance

4 - Go over it 

everyone - hold body forwards over leg after chasse

                  - after first chasse it goes foot then arms then 2nd time it goes foot and arms - then 'brush tutu'




National Character Group 2

Charli - Kaitlyn - Molly - Arabella - buttons need to be moved as skirt is dropping

Arabella - Kaitlyn - Molly - Tami - Charli - need straps on leotard tightened 


Run in like raindrops on the ground - straight knees 

Run to the barre straight away when asked 


Heel Drops and Demi Plies

everyone -dont rock back when dropping heels - keep weight on front of feet don't transfer and rock back 

6 - bigger heel drops - too small

1 - bigger heel drops - too small

Day 3

4 - went wrong at the start 

5-  went to copy number 4 when they went wrong 

6 - smile 



Heel Digs

Everyone - Faster prep 

                  - no noise on landing after jump

6 - wrong leg on 2nd side 

3 - taking arm off barre to early 

4 - stretch knees before 2nd plie and jump 

Day 2

5 - foot forwards not to diagonal 

6 - foot forwards not to diagonal 

5 - don't take hand off barre too early 

3 - don't take hand off barre too early 

Day 3

1  - smile 

5 - relax the shoulder - don't push it forwards with elbow 

1 - lifting arm off barre too early 

5 - lifted arm off the barre to early 





Preparation for inverted toe and heel 

5 - smile 

1 - smile

everyone - starting head

                  - very short introduction of music 

                  - must flick up the first one - don't just put straight out 

                 - eyes up 

1 - eyeline up

2 chin and eyeliner 

6 - don't twist hips in flicks 

   - don't let bottom foot turn 

2 - supporting leg parallel 

    - toes together 

5 - bend on supporting leg 

   - toes together 

4 - twisting in hips 

1 - back straight 3 more flick 

6 - more flick 

Day 2

2 - pick up and more flick on the first one 

   - bigger bend on supporting leg 

1 - bend the supporting leg when doing the leg flicks 

4 - hold point - then close and and bend knees at the same time 

6 - hips are twisting 

Day 3

5 - bend supporting leg 

6 - bend supporting leg 

start with toes together 




Stamps

Everyone - Heads at start 

                  - must bend before first stamp 

                  - lift foot up right beside other ankle before stamp - don't flick it back 

3 - turn head not eyes 

1 - arms too wide - at side - like bras bas but to the side 

4 - grow in body to get the look and posture correct 

2 - posture - don't look like leaning forwards 

Day 2

Bend on both legs with arms on preparation 

toes together to start

1 - lift foot next to the supporting leg ankle - not behind the leg - sole of shoe facing the floor 

Day 3




Preparation for Heel Walks

Everyone - lift then walk on count 1

                  - look through person in fronts bun 

                  - COUNT TO 6 WALKS THEN TURN 

1 - start with lifting outside foot 

   - turn towards the barre 

6 - toes together and straight ahead 

Day 2

1 = don't forget the lift after the 3 stamps

   - knee up  towards the person infront of you 

4 - count to 6 

2 - lazy knees 

3 - lazy knees 

6 - lazy knees

2 - elbow forwards

Everyone - strong bends but don't collapse in the body 

Day 3

Bend the knees but don't collapse in the body

4 - no lift on the last one to finish 

5 - as above 

6 - as above 

4 start with he outside foot 



Port De Bras

2 - grab skirt further back 

hold by the purple ribbon 

Day 2

Everyone - Elbows strong and forwards as soon as you get to the centre 

                  - Head in every centre exercise 

Arms must circle around to the hips 

4 - elbows do not go down to drop skirt 

    - stretch out skirt so top it is flat 

Day 3

2 - went wrong way with head on first side 

3 - opened skirt too early on 2nd side 

2 - show the v and then circle back to the hips 

4 - not so flowery with arms when lowering them down 


Directions 

Everyone - Preparation Head

                  - long necks in the wave 

                   - elbows forwards in the wave 

                   - shuffling along the ground - need to hear raindrops - keep hips up not back to make this happen 

                   - Strong not bouncy 

                   - make sure feet are correct on each side 

Day 3

4 - wrong foot to start

show bend on the digs


Character Promenade

This will be done line by line or 2 by 2  - do it 4 times then split and run away 

2nd group will prepare as the 1st group finishes and will start straight away 

Start and finish with turned out feet 1st and hands on hips 

Turn to the right, then run straight to the back, then turn to the right and face the front ready to start.

Feet turned out in natural turned out first position ready to start 

Brush through 4th position demi plie, then 1st position demi plie and forwards into the dig 

Head looks out over the leg that brushes through 


Preparation for partner work 

Look at your partner 

4 counts each to present the hand 

head prep and head at the end 

Day 3

2 - start toes together 



Sautes 

5 - 3 sautes not 2

3  - sautes and lower heels on the 3rd 

2  - toes together

   - character sautes not ballet sautes 

everyone - very fast head prep 

                 - forced arch and jumps stay down low - toes together 

Starts with toes together 

Day 3

Remember the fast head prep 

can be done altogether or line by line 

2nd line will start as soon as the first line finish

6 - heels further up 

do it 4 times then finish 



Gallops

2 - step then stamp 

3 - remember preparation 

have to step onto a bent knee them stamp to get the sound 

don't bounce your stamp back up off the ground - stamp down and hold 






Ballet Test 3

Violet - Katie - Lulu - need leotard straps tightening

Gemma needs a longer skirt 


Positions of the Feet

3 - hips up 

1 heel forwards when lowering into 4th 

legs straight when closing 

5 - hips up 

chin up 

smiles 

4 - hips up 

rise up for 3 counts - lower for 3 counts 

Day 2

posture

pull back toes to lower down into 4th position 

stretch the knees 

5 - toes on the floor when closing from 4th to 1st 

2 hips down at the back 

Day 3

2 - don't put weight onto the toes and crush them when you point 

1- keep the timing - rise up for 3 counts, down for 3 counts, bend for 1 count and up for 1 count

2 - same as above 

3 - same as above 

5 - don't cross tendu devant too much - keep it inline with 1st position 

1 - pull the toes back and push the heels forwards when lowering into 4th position 

keep the knee caps pulled up - especially when you lower in 4th position 



Demi Plies

1 - pointing to the side before closing 

3 - closing directly to 3rd  don't go to the front then in

   - chin up 

4 - chin up 

2 - point foot to 2nd with no weight on it - hips should stay still and over supporting leg 

   - keep supporting leg straight 

1 - rotate leg when pointing to 2nd

5 - not so deep in demi plie 

Everyone - open legs to the side - keep shin bone and thigh bone over the ankle bone - is the train on the train track?

                  - Don't look down - keep chin lifted and eyeline up 

Day 2

1 - Stretch knees when closing into 3rd and 1st

4 - banana foot when pointing to 2nd 

1 - too close to the barre 

3 - rotate and turn out side leg in 2nd 

Everyone - Knees over toes

Day 3

3 - ankle bone forwards as you point to 2nd 

4 same as above 

poen thighs to the side 

use all the notes of the music 

6 - hips forwards don't sit back 



Battement Tendu

Everyone - Long neck 

                  - Look over the foot thats closest to the barre - head is straight to the barre when pointing to 2nd 

                  - Recover hips when closing in from the back 

                  - Keep knees stretched when closing in from tendus 

4 - Posture 

3 - Straight knees

Day 2

6 - Bent Supporting leg and needs to stay straight 

1 - point the back foot 

5 - point on the side of the big toe at the back 

6- side of the big toe at the back 

DAY 3

3 keep knee straight when closing from derierre 

1 - too close to the barre 

remember the heads 

5 - keep eyes up and straight ahead 

3 - wrong leg

4 - wrong leg






Exercise for Demi Pointe

2 - too slow - keep timing 

2 - keep hips up - don't release them back

Everyone - Head looks to the corner over the working foot 

day 2

heads 

1 - hips down 

4 - head turning too far - only to the corner 

5 head turning to o far - only to the order 

6 - posture over the belt 

Day 3

Posture 

don't forget head at the end - to close the book 



Preparation for Petit Jete

Pull up knee caps 

Slow version - keep counting

softly place arms onto the barre 

soft and smooth into the petit jete position

5 - not so deep a bend on supporting leg 

day 2 

5 - ribs in 

6 - ribs in 

no banana feet - sickles 

Day 3

check posture each time you com back to 1st 



Preparation for Polka

Done one by one - do it 4 times then run - next person prepares on the last counts of person before them and then starts straight away 

Everyone - eyes up

                  - Take arms with you - keep them slightly in front of you in 2nd and on the barre 

                  - Prepare arm 1st to 2nd then point your foot forwards 

                  - finish off in feet 1st arms bras bas - hold and smile - then run away 

Day 2

1 - point feet hard 

2 - arm in 2nd 

3 - smile 

   - point toes really hard 

4 - timing 

5 - timing 

   - remember preparation 

   - keep counting 

6 - hold the ending 

   - watch out for banana foot - push the ankle bone up to the sky 

1 - go to 1st position and bras bas to hold the finish THEN run 

2 - arm in 2nd - elbow lift 

4 - keep counting and make sure you do 4 then hold 

5 - finish off the last point then close and hold 

6 - banana foot - push ankles bone to the sky 

Day 3

Keep counting so you get your preparation at the correct time 





Port De Bras

Remember the heads - strat with it looking to the right hand corner 

2 - lengthen 3rd position from arm 

1 - use all the music 

6 - demi bras too high 



Battement tendu and Spring Pointes

Done altogether or line by line

breathe looking at right arm - then through 1st to demi bras in preparation

Keep counting - 4 tendus - the 6 spring pointes - stretch supporting leg 7, close 1st position on 8

stretch your supporting leg - then bring from leg in through 4th, to 1st with straight legs 

Knees out on supporting leg 

Day 3

5 - starting with incorrect leg on left side 

6 - starting with incorrect leg on left side

2 - arms too close in demi bras 

   - 6 spring pointes - not 8 




Deportment walking

this is done 2 by 2 - next group prepares while the group before them is finishing the exercise and then start straight away 

Turn to the right to face the back - run to the back - turn to the right to face the front with feet 1st and arms bras bas 

Prepare with arms through first to demi bras - pointing the right foot forwards with the ankle bone to the sky - quite fast 

Keep the weight of your body held forwards as if over your tutu/scarecrow - don't actually lean forwards 

Turn out every single walk so that the close before the point is turned out in perfect 1st position

once done the exercise - come down into 1st position of the feet and arms bras bas - hold then run 

go through 1st position on demi point then down into proper 1st position on flat feet before brushing foot forwards

Melt softly into the supporting leg as you brush foot from 1st position forwards a point and use all the music 

Day 3

1 - steps too big 

   - brig through the behind foot 

2 demi bras too close 

6 - keep body forwards - don't hitch the chest back in walks 

show the ending - hold arms and close 



Sautes

Can be done altogether or line by line 

2nd group starts as soon as the 1st group has finished

Bend on count 8 for prep

2 - keep back straight 

 - wrong way on left side 

  - heels popping 

1  - run nicely and stand at the 

4 - use both jumps to turn to the back not 1 

5 - point left foot to close on left side 

6 - same as above 




Dance 

more opening of door 

more hungry tummys

facial expression - scared faces - ew yucky faces turned slightly to the corner 

scoop from the bowl by your tummy - then lean forwards to eat - then put spoon down before ew yuck faces

Tired and grumpy faces - hard pushes like pressing on a table with feet 1st - straight elbows 

then big woosh for the soft bed 

move blankets before getting into the bed 





Ballet Silver Medal

Push over big toe on full point in curtsey 

3 - pull up on one side so body looks straight 

1 - thumbs in and check arms are even in bras bas 

3rd position of feet  cross and turn out enough so that can see the back heel 

say hello to examiner with confidence and loudly 


Questions will be asked to each person one by one before barre work 


start and end of every exercise 1/4 turn of head towards the corner before the music starts 


Warm Up Exercise

Pull up knee caps 

squeeze elbows don't push through them 

shoulders down 

utilise turn out on both feet 

more push off the leg when stretching before closing back to 1st

4 - Hips up 

   - More turn out 

    - posture - body forwards 

   - chin up - smile - perform 

3 - Sickling left foot 

1 - Open thigh more 

3 posture - body forwards

Day 2

3 - ankle bone 

2 - too close to the barre 

open the thigh - don't press so far forward or you go through your elbows 

3 - shoulders down 

1 - open the thighs in roll throughs 

2 - ankle bone forwards as sickling to second and devant 

DAY 3

2 - sickle 

  - tendu 2nd is going to the corner 



Plies

Head tilt with arm prep 

head straight in 1st plies 

follow arm when take out to 2nd 

4 - too deep in 2nd grand plie 

1 - turn head with arm - catch arm 

  - point back foot hard before demi detourne

Day 2

Hand starts on the barre - prep with outside arm only 

1 pull thighs back not just feet 

2 don't lean towards the barre on grand plie in 2nf 

1 pull back front thigh in 4th plie 

2 harder point of the feet 

1 keep body pulled up and lifted in grand plie in 1st position 

  - can't move inside leg when going to 2nd 

- maintain turnout when coming up in 2nd plie 

3 - 5th grand was turned in 

open arm with head - and close in 5th at the end 

1 - too far away from the barr 

DAY 3

2 - copied 1 who was wrong 

starts in 1st position 

too fast with heels coming off the floor 

2 - put weight on pointed foot when tendu to 2nd 

3 thighs back 

1 - open thighs 

keep hips forwards 

don't move feet around when in 2nd - once heel is lowered 0 has o stay there 

1 - put arm down when closed into 5th left side 

close 1st position when turn for left side - close 5th position when coming back to the front 



Battement Tendu and Battement Glisse

1 - barre arm too far back 

3 - barre arm too far back 

Everyone - Add a snooty nose to catch hand in 2nd with releve

                  - plie 1, releve 2, turn to face the barre 3,4 , turn to the other side 5,6 , plie 7, stretch 8 (arms and feet first facing the barre)

Day 2

1  side of big toe derierre 

heads - look out over front foot devant - en face in 2nd - into hand when foot derierre 

3 keep ribs over the core especially as you turn to the other side 

DAY 3

don't forget the heads

1 - show front position in retire passe to the back




Ronds De Jambe Atterre 

1 - turn out through 2nd longer 

3 - Sickled foot 

Everyone - elbows 

                  - hips square 

                  - more demi pt 4th and in 

day 2

1 - incorrect arm prep 

2 - incorrect arm prep 

heads 

rotate through 2nd position 

2 bent knee when closing to 1st from derierre 

DAY 3

Starts feet 1st

2 - twisting and not stretching knee fully on closing 

 - lift chin 

keep knees straight 0 keep it smooth 

no stopping jerking in any position 

slow down and use all the counts 

heads from yesterday 



Battement Frappe

Everyone - GO OVER THIS ONE PLEASE

                  - Feet start 5th position 

                  - Arm prep 1st to 2nd with foot , lift foot then place

                  - Lengthen neck with cheek bone to the light  

1 - barre arm further forwards

   - no bend in prep

3 - barre arm further forwards 

Day 2

prep not correct 

DAY 3

starts 5ths position

3 - prep on leg too high 

1 - gripping foot in frappe



Assemble Soutenu

Everyone - Artistry - use the head - snooty noses and heads n a pillow - look into the hand 

                  - Lengthen neck up and over - think about a tennis ball underneath the chin 

                  - Remember the turn to the other side - releve up and balance then turn 

1 - start feet 5th 

Day 2 

prep not correct 

DAY 3

1 - got exercise wrong 

1 - puts ankle bone forward on back knee


Développe a la Seconde and Arabesque 

4 - Stay pulled up in Left side 

3 - Keep upper body still - don't twist around to relieve the 

4 - Keep thigh back so we can see it from the front 

   - Left leg rotates into a turned in position in arabesque

1 - Don't pull off supporting leg 

   - Side of the being to in toe when back derriere 

Everyone - Thighs back in retire

                  - Establish shoulder line in the Tendu derriere - then don't let them move when you lift to arabesque 

                  - Make it look like you're not in pain 

Day 2

keep pulled up through your back and tummy 

2 twisting shoulders in arabesque 

1 pulling off supporting leg in arabesque

3 pull up through body - don't push through 

DAY 3

2 keep straight when going to derierre 

  - don't pull off supporting leg in arabesque

3  - stretch supporting leg 

1 - ankle bone forwards when closing form derrierre 



Echappe Glisse

3 - push front foot forwards over big toe in L side releve 5th 

1 - don't add extra hop before closing into 5th 

Day 2

open the knee line in very 1st plie 

3 - don't over turn the front foot in 5th - turn out back foot more 

1 maintain lturn out especially left foot 

2 don't hold tension in shoulders 

3 shoulders down 

don't swing hips back and forth 

day 3

relax hands on barre 

1  heels popping before close back to 5th 


Preparation for pirouettes - A, En Dehors

**Will only see either Enchainment A or B


4 - foot to 2nd prep was on diagonal

1 - sickling foot in retire then correcting it 

Everyone - finish in 5th position 

                  - 4th position PLIE - make it smaller and actually a plie - can start to look like an odd lunge - 4th position is a foot width

                  - Pull thigh back 

Day 2

1 - close in 5th 

    - don't roll in 5th 

2 - 4th too big 

keep both ankles pulled up on both feet and all toes on the floor 

day 3

smaller 4ths  - both bent and weight in th middle all toes on floor 

2 finish 5th 

thighs back in plie 

3 rolling 

  - hips down 

thumbs on the barre not under 

1 - did an odd rond de jambe instead of plie in 2nd 



Preparation for pirouettes - A, En Dedans

1- point before transfer of weight 


2 - turn out the retire leg 

3 - arms relaxed between body and barre - no locked elbows

   - pull back retire thigh 

no sickled feet  

tuck hips under  




Grand Battement

 4 - point foot as it leave the floor in every G.Battement

Everyone - leave arm slightly forwards and don't twist body in derriere G.Battement with inside leg 

                  - This one needs the most work from the barre work 

day 2

1 - straight knee on closing 

3 - don't grip onto barre for dear life 

watch body and shoulders in grand battement derierre - take arm further forward on the barre

now take leg higher 

Day 3 

3 pulling off supporting leg 

 - bent supporting legs 




Port De Bras

Point back foot

1 - don't go over top of the toes

  - needs to go over 

Day 2

4 -hold arms in bras bas 

1 - turn out supporting leg on the turn 

4 - longer top arm in 4th 

1 palms inwards in 5th position 

Everyone -catch the arms with snooty nose as it goes from 2nd to bras bas and keep tennis ball/cactus underneath your chin

tennis ball under chin 

DAY 3




Battement Tendu

1 - messed up plie 

2 - messed up plie 

1 - turn more croise 

   - make sure derierre is crossed behind you enough 

Everyone - finish with arms in bras bas 

                  - show more working of the feet - show the gliding, articulation and pressure on the floor through demi point to a full point - show the articulation through to mini 4th position before and after the demi points in open and closing of the tendus

                   - 1/4 of head towards the working foot and leave it as you close in the tendus to 2nd en avant 

                   - Hold arms - no wobbles and hold body still 

                   - Take arms with you in second when travelling forwards - don't leave them behind

                   - Move heel to turn it out when facing en face  

Day3

1 - heads

2 - keep body still 

3 - heads 


Chasse and demi detourne

can be seen altogether or line by line 

Must see back heel in releve 5th 

releve up then turn , stay up then plie 

turn towards the back foot 

show the difference between the smooth chasse and the sharp releve 


Pas de Valse and poses ***

starts at the back of the room - 2 by 2 



Soubresaut and changements

can be done all together or line by line 


start in 5th position 0 right foot front 

don't change x3 - change x3


cross changementsa over more 

slam back heel into the front foot on the landing in 5th 

go through 1st position in the air in the changements

top of the hip bone and the bottom of the shoulder blade helps push you around in the opposite direction when turning


Glissades and assembles 

can be done all together or line by line

1 - wrng foot as changed legs on assemble when you shouldn't 

  - 2nd foot rotates in 2nd in the glissade 

show the arms to 3rd through 1st position 








Travelling - video posted at the bottom of the page

 straight legs in the extended jazz run jump

go and watch the video to learn it and get the timing correct 

knees up in the retire jump turn - arms clear and precise 

Day 4

start with toes together and prepare feet turned out and right foot behind on demi point 

left leg in from tin end position 



Turn Combination 

Everyone - Arms need to be straight and fingers together - slice them to a V slightly in front of you in the chasse 

                  - slide the chasse out to a correct turned out 2nd plie - and pull the arms in as you turn - spot your head and don't have too much force 

                  - Keep feet jammed together in the turn 

                  -You must spot your head 

                  -finish the turn up on your demo points 

                  -don't drop the elbows as you turn 

                  -keep ribs in - if you take arms too far back in 2nd your ribs will automatically stick out 

                  -make sure toes stay together as you turn 

                  -Keep Start arms strong to prepare you for the entire exercise 

                  -if arms are too far back at the start - the turns will not go well 

                  -have head ready to go -facing the corner ready to SPOT

                  -ankle bone lifted in foot prep 

                  -prepare with a head to the corner you are going towards 

3 - get a head involved 

2 - be stronger on yourself -  don't give up 

1 - be stronger on yourself -  don't give up 

4 - stronger but not faster - don't out in too much force and get out of control

Day 3

Start in the corner facing the side wall closest to you - angled to the corner - looking at the way you are going - and then prepare arms and foot 

2nd set - started on the wrong side 

1 - taking too bag a steps especially on the little up turns 

2 - taking too big a steps especially on the little up turns 

1 - MUST look at the corner you are heading to - spot your head so you don't run into the other persons lane 

4 - has to stay on your side - cannot cross into the other persons lane 

  - spot the corner - not the examiner 

3 - smaller steps and make it faster 

1 - correct start position of the arms 


Kick Combination

1- keep arms up in 2nd

hold kicks in 2nd 

3 - start with left leg on left side 


Warm Up Jump

This will be done 2 by 2 - 2nd group starts as soon as the 2nd group finishes 

4 - no double jump before tuck jump 

very small jumps need to be glued together and pointed 

sharper arms with sausage hands in the jumps with arms in the air 

Must stay in time with the music in big jumps 

land with feet together 

Kick bottom in the runs - with strong elbows moving forwards and back

no double jumps in between the 2 large tuck jumps - only a bend in the knees 

Arms in tuck jumps go up - down - up - stay - down after finish 

1 - wrong leg 

3 - out by 1 count as started late - bend on 8 so you can jump on 1 




Preparation for forwards  jetes 

no arm prep 

turn out feet in 1st then place back foot behind on demi point 

front arm forwards in jumps - back leg forwards in jumps 

legs flick forwards - arms have to stretch out not flick 

and come back to arms in with elbows up between the jumps 

point toes 

more spring and height 

1 - 2 - 3 - wron leg forwards in jumps on left side 

1 - eyes up

4 - arms correct in jumps - not in 2nd 

3 - back up in jumps 

1 wrong leg left side 












Jazz Bronze Medal


Cardio Warm up 

Done all together 

1 - wrong leg to start

6 - wrong leg start

Everyone - arms to hips in prep 

                  - Make windows in knee lifts - foot points to floor not into a skip placement 

                  - Point toes on jumps in 2nd then lift to kick bottom with hips up not tilted 

                  - Arms in the grapevine- swing to shoulder height then to cross

Day 2

Arms on Grapevine - strong 

Day 4



Side and Flat Back stretch 

done all together 

2 - don't fidget 

Everyone - pull up in posture and pull up knee caps - don't leave them relaxed 

                  - Start with toes completely together 

                  - head tucked in in centre and pull up knee caps - push head between legs 

                  - roll up with chin on chest - then head up arms to 2nd before doing the other side 

                  - Shoulder down and head in line in side stretch 

                  - keep head in line in flat back 

1 - longer arm at bottom in side stretch 

1  - don't let front foot turn out in flat back and in head to knee 

6 - don't let front foot turn out in flat back and in head to knee 

3 - flat back too high 

Day 2

Show the S shape and then move into the side stretch

Hold the head so you have a nice long neck on both sides in side stretch 

Nose and eyes looking at the floor - bun looking at the sky in flatback - make sure toes stay parallel and facing the front 

Hand flat on back and fingers together when head on knee 

4 - show pointed foot in prep

1 - longer S shape arms 

   - keep toes to the front 

4 - toes to the front 

6 - toes to the from t

noes must be on knees with straight legs 

Stretch arms out strong with pointed toes - then transfer weight into 2nd position and arms stay up

Day 3

1 - longer arms in side stretch 

3 - more side stretch 

6 - angle flat back towards emma - not too far to the side otherwise toes turnout

DAY 4

flat back towards the corner not the side 

keep everything still - no slight movements 


Leg Extension 

Done all together 

Feet 1 fist witch apart 

Head looking towards the back with a long neck 

Hands palms down and flat on the floor 

Have to get from standing to the start position in NICELY in 4 counts 

3 hips on the ground 

Opposition arms and leg up higher 

Point the toe as soon as the foot leaves the floor 

Hands on top of each other - thumbs in - elbows out - keep as close to chest as possible 

Rotation of leg is small and goes out - sky - down 

Shoulders and body not allowed to move in the hip circles 

Keep turnout in the leg to help keep hips on the floor when stretched up - and as close to the body as possible without a bent knee or hips off the ground 

Toes together as lower leg  and they come apart as you slide them in and bend knees up 

Mus stand up NICLEY in 4 counts with arms glued to sides and bodies lifted

2 - knee to chest 

Day 2

4 - hold body as knee goes around 

6 - hips on the floor in leg stretch 

Everyone - Hold the leg in the air with the opposite arm to the leg at the top - top arm is holding the calf muscle and bottom arm is holding around the back of the thigh 

                 - Stretch the foot when leg up in the air 

Day 3

2 - swing legs to the back when sitting down 

 - wrong arms holding leg - make sure top arm is opposite to leg thats up 

- stretch top knee 

6 - wrong arms holding leg

4 - keep the hips on the floor in the leg lift 

DAY4

1 - feet fist width apart

3 - hand on the back of the leg 

6 - hand on the back of the leg 

2 - BOTTOM ON THE GROUND IN LEG MOUNT 

6 - BOTTOM ON THE GROUND IN LEG MOUNT 





Ribcage Isolations 

Done all together 

Thumbs glued to rest of hands when by sides 

Ribs push forwards past elbows but don't drop elbows back 

2 - elbows forwards in start position 

   - Make sure smooth ones on second side go to the left

3  - elbows forwards in start position

     - Make sure smooth ones on second side go to the left

4 - keep hands on the body - and lower down 

1 - fingers wide apart - lower down and further apart 

Day 2 

1 - keep looking straight ahead not looking around at other people

4 - too early on the intro 

3 - keep hands further apart so it doesn't look like you have a sore tummy 

4 - elbows stay where they are - don't push them back as ribs push forwards 

Everyone - keep fingers spread and hands stay in place for the entire exercise

Day 3

1 - keep thumbs glued to sides 

4 - too early for prep 

6 - front not side first 

1 - elbowss forwards and fingers spread 

3 - elbows forwards 

4 - make arms as strong in the prep as they are at the end 

5 - sharper ribs 

2 - exact placement of the ribs in the circles - hit every position on the count 

6 - elbows forwards 

4 - confidence

DAY 4

5 - fingers apart 

3 - faster ribs going round in a circle 



Hip isolations

Done all other or line by line - Must listen to what the examiner says 

Get arms to 2nd position sharp like a full stop on Prep - then to a bend with hands in place 

Hip trying to lift up and touch bottom rib with bent knees - on first hips - don't transfer weight keep it in the middle of both legs

elbows need to stay forwards and hands in place 

Bend with knees over toes then stretch up with pulled up knee caps in smooth hips 

Heel comes off in the next set - hip goes forwards - up - down 

4 - wrong way on heel lifts 2nd side 

    - elbows 

5 - fingers need t stay spread out 

1  - heel lifts hips going the way side on the 2nd side

Day 2 

Will be done all together or line by line 

2nd group preoares as the 1st group are finishing


3 - Legs need to be straight on hip circles 

4 - Left side hip Circles going the wrong way 

   - elbows too far back and starting to look like chicken wings 

3  - elbows too far back and starting to look like chicken wings 

6 - hands starting to look odd

Everyone - try and keep knees out over toes when bending in 2nd - like you are sitting on a log 

Day 3

Forgot the bend in the prep 

3 - straight legs on hip circles 

- elbows forwards 

6 elbows forwards 

2 cat hips - bend push hold tot he side then bend again - don't go back to the centre before bend 

4 front side round went the wrong way on the left side 

DAY 4

FORGOT THE BEND IN THE PREPARATION 

3 - wrong way on right side 

2 - toes parallel 

6 - hold cat hips to the side - not in the centre 


Single Retire Turns

Done 2 by 2 

Do once on each side and then run 

next group starts straight away - do not wait 

Day 2

Hand placement is off body - fingers and thumbs all glued together - lucozade bottle width apart for hands 

2 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

    - wrong arm Left prep 

6- missed prep and was late to start 

Everyone - hold turn at the end 

                  - count 8 is on bent knees with toes together and arms correct 

                  - Bent knee at the back in turn prep - this is not a lunge with straight legs 

5 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg 

3 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

1 - sickle foot in retire - push ankle bone towards the supporting leg

Day 3

2 - wrong arm L side

  - Turned the wrong way on the left side  

1 - relive not rise 

4 - started 1 count too early 

3 - turned the wrong way on the Left side 

  - arms too wild 

6 - stretch supporting leg 

 5 - point on the side of the big to to the side 

6 - keep back straight in landing 

 - bend back leg on prep - not a lunge - not too far back only 1 foot width apart 



Chasse Turns

Done 2 by 2 from the corner 

Do 4 chasse turns, step place facing straight ahead - then run up to the next corner 

Next group prepares as the group before you is finishing 

Always face the wall closest to you when standing in the corner - not into the middle of the room 

Arm prep - elbow bent pointing the way you are going and other arm out to the side in 2nd posting tot he back corner

Head looking at the corner you are going towards 

Point front foot out on counts 7,8 

Make sure to hold at the finish before you run 

Big 2nd and bigger bend in chasse 


5 - too much force 

1 - bend more in 2nd 

Day 3

Head looking to the corner while waiting to start 

Don't have body too much to the side - make sure you are facing the corner of your box

Arms point towards your friends in the corner behind you - and elbow points to the corner you are going towards


6 - thumbs glued to hands while they are by your sides

1 - must finish and hold after 4 turns - THEN run 

2 - must finish and hold after 4 turns - THEN run

1 - point Right foot in prep on right side 

6 - spot the corner 

2 - too much force in turns 

6 - turn on demi point and finish on toes with 

DAY 4

more 2nd plie



Warm Up Jump

Done 2 by 2 from the back of the room 

Same as above exercise - next group starts as soon as the group in front of you finishes

FINISH AND SMILE BEFORE YOU RUN AWAY 

Jump on the right foot first and Left arm forwards 


1 - wrong arm forward first 

   - arms go forwards and back in runs not up and down like lifting weights 

2 - arms go forwards and back in runs not up and down like lifting weights 

3 - ankles together in pencil jump as well as arms 

Everyone - keep hands on legs in pencil jump

2 - jump on right foot first 

3 - out of time - started too late 

4 - out of time - started too late 

5 - more stylised arms 

6 - more stylised arms 

2 - jump on right foot every time - don't change 

Day 3

Toes together on the landing of the big jumps 

1 - wrong arm forwards in runs - opposite arms to legs 

6 - wrong arm forwards in runs - opposite arms to legs 

2 - lifting weights arms 

5 - lifting weights arms 

5 - stepped on wrong foot 

pencols - show the stripes on the pencils - remember to include them and have arms glued to the stripes 

DAY 4

6 wrong leg at start 





Retire Jump Turns 

Remember the new combo 

chasse before retire jump turn x2, then run twice Right then Left towards the corner, tuck jump on Left and land 

then repeat the exercise before running to the next corner and repeat on the left side 

Day 3

Practise this one - especially left side 

land with arm up the way you are going - show the hold of armpit 

DAY 4

2 - work on the transition between the first and 2nd set - no extra set 

everyone - pick up the bottom leg on the tuck jump 

4 - hold arms in the landing 

3- odd  prep on the left side 

5- too slow 

6 - too slow 


Travelling

Done 2 by 2 one behind the other 

Next group starts as soon as the previous group finishes 


Stretch the back leg in the drags 

Point each foot as you step 

remember the drag runs are preparing you for split jumps - it is a little baby leap - with a turned out front foot and bent front knee 

DAY 4

run nicely into place 




Funk Combination - video is on facebook 

Slice arms like a full stop 

Step heel - flat - then place behind into a bend/curtsey position - back heel up as high as possible 

cross turn down up 

opposition arms with walks forwards to 'pull up socks' - heels down first x2 then kick ball change 

remember 'bubble chin ' look of the ams in the step taps 

Day 3



Ballet Bronze Medal

Questions will be asked to each person before starting

Maddie - Fern - Zahra - Charli - Tami need leotards straps tightening  


Curtsey on demi point at the back - only start saying good morning/afternoon once foot gets to demi pointe at the back - don't bob head as you are talking so you don't want to talk to the floor 

7 - don't roll shoulders forward in the curtsey 

2 - stay bent in curtsey position until finished speaking  

   - don't sway on legs in 1st when waiting and when answering questions 




Positions of the Feet 

3 - grow taller out of body at start 

eye line - and chins up 

croise or ouverte

2 elbows rlaxed 

1 chin up 

7 eyes forward 

6 musicality - smaller 4th  

- pull toe back when lowering into 4th to keep turn out 

push through the feet 

6too wide in 4th 

4 - stretch knees on closing 

keep turn out 

3 - chin lifted 

heads in finish 

2 - eyeline 

4 - eyeline

Day 2

4 - chin up and eyeline 

5 - chin up 

6 - timing out - too slow 

7  - timing out - too slow 

4 - stretch knee on closing of legs 

7 - keep hips lifted 

4 - turn out foot in 2nd 

6 - 4th position too wide 

Everyone - remember heads at the end 

                  - check 4th is overt not croise 

Day 3

2 - don't start too early start on 1 not half a count too early 

4 - look uo above the barre 

5 - look up above the barre 

3 - keep toe on the floor in points 

7 - toes on the floor when you close 

4 - turn out front foot 4th position 

   - smile 

5 - too fast 

6 - too fast 

1 - show more demi point as you go through front flat foot to a pointed toe 

fill the music - use every single now 


DAY 4

4 chin up - looking over the top of the barre 

6 - 4th little bit too wide 

1- turn out front foot 

slowly take out to 4th from plie 

5 - keep toes on the ground 

4 - keep knee straight on the closing 

 - keep toes on the floor when closing to 1st 

6 - too slow from 3rd plie out 

7 - same as above 





Plies

start with head to corner 

lift hands and place 

Use all music to the finish and closing of plie 

smiling and apple cheeks 

3 - lift chin - don't tuck his under 

4 - rolling feet and ankles forwards 

5 -chin

7 - back straight up 

    - don't look down/to the side 

2 - not too much slide out to 2nd 

   - chin 

   - ribs in 

5 - more open of the thighs 

1 - right down in grand plie in 2nd 

3 - chin to corner in finish 

Day 2 

1 - too close to barre 

2 - too close to barre 

6 - relax ribs 

   - keep knee straight n closing 

4 - keep knee straight on closing 

2 - fully stretched legs between each plie 

3 0 too deep in 2nd grand plie 

5 don't sit back in hips in demi plie 

6 keep top half of body over belt 

7 don't roll in ankles especially in 2nd position

Everyone - Keep counting the music and remember the rhythm of the plies to stay in time with the music 

                  - Keep backs up and straight 

                  - use all the music 

Day 3

1 - smile 

4 - more opening of the thigh

5 - same 

6 - same 

2 - too deep in 2nd grand plie 

5 - out of time - too fast and make plies more smooth

2 - 2nd position now too small 

6 - too wide in 2nd position 

  - watch for rolling - keep shin and thigh bones over he feet 

4 - doing  full plie instead of a demi plie in 2nd 


DAY 4

show the demi point 

1 - more pointed toes 

stick to the counts of 3 especially for the tendus and closes 

4 - hips forwards - no bottoms sticking out 

4 - demi plie not full plie for the 1st and 2nd plie in 2nd position 





Battement Tendu and Battement Glisse

Everyone - Posture 

                  - pull up knee caps 

                  - use demi points 

                  - heads 

                  - chins up 

                  - off floor for Glisse 

                  - Knees out to the side and open in the demi plie 

5 - on the floor in tendu

 - bent knee when closing from derriere 

Day 2

6 - arm in 2nd too high 

    - photo hands - don't drop them to the floor 


4 - don't circle to 2nd 

2 - keep tendus on the floor

6 - glisse off the floor 

   - derierre foot behind the shoulder 

7 - derriere foot behind the shoulder 

1 - more demi points 

4 - too fast for the music 

Everyone - massage floor with demi points 

                 - Heads 

Day 3

6 - heads 

5 - wrong head for the derierre leg 

1 bigger plie 

  - side of big toe derriere 

3 - smooth plies 


DAY 4

5 - forgot heads 

6 - same as above 

snooty look when closing arm from 2nd to bras bas 

2 - hold elbows for entire exercise 

 - heels popping 

1 - keep feet relaxed as you close from tendus and glasses 





Preparation for releve

1 - check hands before start of every exercise in bras bas 

7 - posture - and hips up not sticking back 

3 - bent knee when closing to 3rd 

5 - gap in 5th releve 

2 - don't walk to 5th on demi point to get tighter 5th after the releve 

1 - higher demi pt 

1 - push front foot forwards in 5th releve 

everyone - show the demi pt and close 

                  - slow and soft plie - then a sharp and strong releve - soft plie and squeeze up 

4 - don't do hip wiggle to get a tighter 3rd/5th position

Day 2

5 - higher demi point and push over big toe 

4 - rotate foot when tendu to 2nd 

Everyone - heads at the end - present to the corner 

Day 3

1 - head at start 

3 - moving feet out in releve 2nd 

4 - lift chin don't look down 

all need to smile 

4- turn out back foot in 5th releve 

5 lift chin - don't look down 

  - sickling in relieves 

7 - wrong foot 

  - sharper relieves 

hips forwards 

6 - bent knees in releve 

2 - hips forwards n plie 


DAY 4

2 - rolling on back foot in plie 3rd 

4 - head at the end 


Preparation fot Jetes

Everyone - Thigh bone and shin bone must be over the ankle bone in the landing on supporting leg

                  - don't lean on the barre

2 - don't pop heel off the floor or lose the turn out before the jump 

4 - 3rd properly before jump 

7 - eyes - all toes on the ground -  no rolling 

4 - hold body 

3 - turn out supporting leg 

5 - hold body - lift shoulders

Day 2


Everyone - heels stay on the floor don't pop them before jumping

                  - Finish exercise with feet in 3rd position 

Day 3 - rolling 

1 placement derrière not correct 

3 heel popping 

5 stretch leg before jete 

6 popping heels 

7 got exercise wrong 

6 got exercise wrong 

5 got exercise wrong 


DAY 4

4 - heels popping - using the barre to jump 

finish in 3rd position with right foot front 





Grand Battement 

7 - move head not just moving your eyes to the direction

1 -  check fingers - posture 

4 - hand relaxed on the barre 

7 - hurry up timing is too slow 

6 - hurry up - timing - too slow 

2 - point close hold then start other side 

   - straight bottom knee 

4 - faster turn around - and was incorrect 

    - eyes up 

7 - higher leg - don't lift in tummy 

1 - hips square - don't release it - odd fingers 

Everyone - look at person in fronts bun 

Day 2

4 bottom knee straight 

5 watch side arm in 2nd 

7 get your leg higher 

3 - keep in time with music and watch rhythm 

4 - watch arm in 2nd is too low especially on Left side 

Day 3

7 - going too high with leg now and tucking hips 

4 - stretch bottom knee 

1 - more pointed toes 

   -don't finish early 


DAY 4

3 - head too much to corner 

2 - hold body still 

1 point toes 

7 - keep foot on the floor in point - only lift for the grand battement 

5 - 6 - did an odd turn tot he other side 


Port De Bras

4 - don't fidget

5 - shoulders down

Everyone - Heads - all look to the right on breathe 

                  - Smile - perform 

                  - Turn head at the finish 

Day 2

4 - breathe - don't forget prep and head looking to corner to start - keep chin over the tennis ball!!

3 - more artistry - more smile

1 - smile and keep eyes up 

6 - hold bras bas positions at the start don't just let it hang - and pull up out of body to grow tall

1 - take 3rd arm across further 

Everyone - tilt head and look into right hand on the first side coming up from bras bas then the left hand on the left side 

                  - Finish with head en face 

Day 3

4 eyeline

  - don't overdress arm in 3rd 

2 wrong arm on right side up to 5th head 

4 - arms 0 dnt stare at us 

1 - just out on counts 



Battement Tendu

Everyone - Demi points - go through the foot 

                  - Honey dripping smooth on down of plie - then smooth squeeze back up

                  - Ankle bone 

                  - Smooth out the going through the foot  

                  - Squeeze closing of battement tendu

                  - Down for 2 and up for 2 in demi plie 

4 - bent knee closing from deviant - and point the foot 

3 - more demi 

   - don't release hips 

4 - hold elbows - 2nd position arms correct

Day 2

Everyone - squeeze the plie and the stretch up 

                   - smooth out going through the demi to the point of the foot 

                    - New heads - head goes across the devant leg - then snooty nose, follow hand down and then to en face - no heads on 2nds

6 - arms - don't let them fly away 

4 - get arms to correct 2nd 

2 keep elbows lifted - and hands facing the from 

Day 3

6 - arms too high in 2nd  need to show the slope 

all forgetting heads 

2 - watch right elbow in 2nd 

 - keep hip down when tendu in 2nd 

4 - arms in 2nd up higher - starting to drop

2 - slow down - keep to the music 

3 no popping off the floor 

5 -0 smooth out the plie  


DAY 4

6 - hands 

everyone - remember to catch the hand as it comes down from demi bras 



Preparation for coupe

Soften the along down to bras bas and follow the arm down with the head  - look towards the same side as the working leg - cannot do any head until the allonge

4 rotate leg when pointed to 2nd 

5 - palms up in demi 2nd 

1 - don't forget arms in demi 2nd at the end 

5 - eyes up

Day 3

2 - straight knee on closing 

4 - straight knee on closing 

6 - straight knee on closing 

3 - don't let foot pop off the floor 


Sautes

Can be done all together or line by line 

Line by line - will do right side then left side, finish and hold then run. next group starts as soon as the next group finishes - no waiting or counting in.

4 - hold arms 

2 - heels popping 

1 - turn out feet and legs in 2nd and in 1st 

7 - hold back up in sautes 

5 - turned wrong way 

   - demi 2nd too big 

6 - demi 2nd too big

2 - right foot is coming further forward in sauces in 1st 

7 - jump higher 

   - angles not quite right - side back side front

2 - don't turn out feet so much as you are rolling 

3 - crazy arms 

4 - keep arms in bras bas - not straight 

1 - arms - watch out for bras bas when coming round in the turn  

Day 3

2 kicking feet out in 1st 

 - heels bouncing off the floor 

 - timing 

1 - timing 

3 feet

5 - knees out 

7- back straight 

 - thighs out 

 - hips in - bottom sticking out 

4 deeper plie 

6 keep back straight 


DAY4

1 - more rotation 

4 - watch arms 

5 - timing 

6 arms to high in echappe to 2nd 

7  same as above 


Petite Jetes

Line by line or all together 

Day 2

1 - arms in demi bras 

4 - arms are dropping with each jump 

3 - heels down and relax the foot you land on - it is shaking on the floor 

4 - sickle in  petite jete posit

6 - only 4 petite jetes

7 relax hands more in demi bras - they are too curved up - starting to look like you are carrying firewood in this exercise

Day 3

5 - devant on left and right then derriere 

6 same a above 

turn out inside thigh

1 landing on turned out foot 

4 - arms getting wider in demi bras 

2 keep arms stretch in demi bras - don't hold tension and let the elbows bend 

DAY 4

watch the arms 

make the jumps springy 

1 - hold arms out 

2 - fingers - went very spikey 

5 - legs turn out more especially on the petite jetes



Temps Leve

Can be done all together or line by line 


Must show 3 hops with a straight supporting leg with pointed toe 

arms stay in 2nd on step together and step points 

arms in 3rd for hops 

show the 1st position and point before pointing foot forwards 

first line must close and hold in 1st and then run 

watch the timing 


DAY 4

3 - show 1st position before the point 

4 - same as above 

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 arms on point forward stay in 2nd 

5 - show 1st position before the point 

don't hold any tension in the arms - they don't help you jump higher 

USE THE DEMI PLIE AND METITARSELS TO JUMP 


Gallops and Spring Pointes 

Done 2 by 2 - next group prepares to start as the group before them finishes the left side 

move into your position when the group before you are doing their spring points

Finish in 1st position and bras bas before 


DAY 4

1 finish off the close before you run 

3 - finish off the close then run 

2 hold back knee and thigh out in spring pointes 

6 - count to 4 gallops - did 5 on the left side 

6 get the correct leg first for both spring pointes 

7 4 spring pointes not 3 on left side 

5 finish off then run


catch the arm - follow it down to bras bas and feet 1st - hold then run 

show the 1st position in the air in the spring points  


Gallops

Can be done 1 or 2 at a time 

at the end on right side  - turn to the right shoulder - step to the corner on the left foot we had been travelling to, then kneel down with left foot front -  with hands towards the examiner (step forward on the foot closest to the examiner)

Do the opposite for the left side 

Count to 8 gallops






Dance 

2 - Step onto straight leg 

1 - turn out front foot in prep position 

1 - front foot point in spring pointes 

1 - sit further forwards not he chair so feet touch the floor 

1  - 3 - 5 - 7 on back chair

2 - 4 - 6 on front chair

Everyone -forgot step hop in attitude

                  - turn out lunge legs 

                  - knees and toes together on chair 

                  - heads 

                  - spring points/petite jetes?? how many 

                  - feet first hen placing thing down 

Day 2

smile 

3 turn all the way round before sitting down 

4 toes together on chair 

3 feet in 1st and straight legs as you place thing on chair and when picking it up 

thighs back 

4 hold the body up while sitting down 

 - don't overcross the foot when pointing devant en fondu 

 - start walks on left foot - so need to be 5th position releve with left foot in front 

DAY 4

5 - step on a straight leg at the start 

5 - timing out 

6 - too early 

6 - turned wrong way to sit on chair 

5 knees together on chair

both too fast 

both wrong leg for spring pointes 

5 - didn't turn to do the run 

5 sit facing the corner on the chair - and position the chair to face the corner also not the front 


7 - higher attitude 

7 - sit on front chair 

7 - feet 1st when you put thing down on chair 

7 - facing front on spring pointes 

7 = more face 

7 - turn to the right when you sit down on the chair 



everyone - more face when looking - yay faces - oh no faces 

turn out the foot to 2nd position when doing the look 



Reverance

4 - Go over it 

everyone - hold body forwards over leg after chasse

                  - after first chasse it goes foot then arms then 2nd time it goes foot and arms - then 'brush tutu'

DAY 4

first side is slow - 2nd side is slow 




National Character Group 2

Charli - Kaitlyn - Molly - Arabella - buttons need to be moved as skirt is dropping

Arabella - Kaitlyn - Molly - Tami - Charli - need straps on leotard tightened 


Run in like raindrops on the ground - straight knees 

Run to the barre straight away when asked 


Heel Drops and Demi Plies

everyone -dont rock back when dropping heels - keep weight on front of feet don't transfer and rock back 

6 - bigger heel drops - too small

1 - bigger heel drops - too small

Day 3

4 - went wrong at the start 

5-  went to copy number 4 when they went wrong 

6 - smile 



Heel Digs

Everyone - Faster prep 

                  - no noise on landing after jump

6 - wrong leg on 2nd side 

3 - taking arm off barre to early 

4 - stretch knees before 2nd plie and jump 

Day 2

5 - foot forwards not to diagonal 

6 - foot forwards not to diagonal 

5 - don't take hand off barre too early 

3 - don't take hand off barre too early 

Day 3

1  - smile 

5 - relax the shoulder - don't push it forwards with elbow 

1 - lifting arm off barre too early 

5 - lifted arm off the barre to early 





Preparation for inverted toe and heel 

5 - smile 

1 - smile

everyone - starting head

                  - very short introduction of music 

                  - must flick up the first one - don't just put straight out 

                 - eyes up 

1 - eyeline up

2 chin and eyeliner 

6 - don't twist hips in flicks 

   - don't let bottom foot turn 

2 - supporting leg parallel 

    - toes together 

5 - bend on supporting leg 

   - toes together 

4 - twisting in hips 

1 - back straight 3 more flick 

6 - more flick 

Day 2

2 - pick up and more flick on the first one 

   - bigger bend on supporting leg 

1 - bend the supporting leg when doing the leg flicks 

4 - hold point - then close and and bend knees at the same time 

6 - hips are twisting 

Day 3

5 - bend supporting leg 

6 - bend supporting leg 

start with toes together 




Stamps

Everyone - Heads at start 

                  - must bend before first stamp 

                  - lift foot up right beside other ankle before stamp - don't flick it back 

3 - turn head not eyes 

1 - arms too wide - at side - like bras bas but to the side 

4 - grow in body to get the look and posture correct 

2 - posture - don't look like leaning forwards 

Day 2

Bend on both legs with arms on preparation 

toes together to start

1 - lift foot next to the supporting leg ankle - not behind the leg - sole of shoe facing the floor 

Day 3




Preparation for Heel Walks

Everyone - lift then walk on count 1

                  - look through person in fronts bun 

                  - COUNT TO 6 WALKS THEN TURN 

1 - start with lifting outside foot 

   - turn towards the barre 

6 - toes together and straight ahead 

Day 2

1 = don't forget the lift after the 3 stamps

   - knee up  towards the person infront of you 

4 - count to 6 

2 - lazy knees 

3 - lazy knees 

6 - lazy knees

2 - elbow forwards

Everyone - strong bends but don't collapse in the body 

Day 3

Bend the knees but don't collapse in the body

4 - no lift on the last one to finish 

5 - as above 

6 - as above 

4 start with he outside foot 



Port De Bras

2 - grab skirt further back 

hold by the purple ribbon 

Day 2

Everyone - Elbows strong and forwards as soon as you get to the centre 

                  - Head in every centre exercise 

Arms must circle around to the hips 

4 - elbows do not go down to drop skirt 

    - stretch out skirt so top it is flat 

Day 3

2 - went wrong way with head on first side 

3 - opened skirt too early on 2nd side 

2 - show the v and then circle back to the hips 

4 - not so flowery with arms when lowering them down 


Directions 

Everyone - Preparation Head

                  - long necks in the wave 

                   - elbows forwards in the wave 

                   - shuffling along the ground - need to hear raindrops - keep hips up not back to make this happen 

                   - Strong not bouncy 

                   - make sure feet are correct on each side 

Day 3

4 - wrong foot to start

show bend on the digs


Character Promenade

This will be done line by line or 2 by 2  - do it 4 times then split and run away 

2nd group will prepare as the 1st group finishes and will start straight away 

Start and finish with turned out feet 1st and hands on hips 

Turn to the right, then run straight to the back, then turn to the right and face the front ready to start.

Feet turned out in natural turned out first position ready to start 

Brush through 4th position demi plie, then 1st position demi plie and forwards into the dig 

Head looks out over the leg that brushes through 


DAY 4

finish with feet turned out 1st then run away 

 1 - remember arms come in with skirt on brush through 

2 - same as above 

4 - same as above 

   - hold the heel out longer before moving to the next step 


Preparation for partner work 

Look at your partner 

4 counts each to present the hand 

head prep and head at the end 

Day 3

2 - start toes together 


DAY 4

4 - bend knees in lean forward to look at each other 



Sautes 

5 - 3 sautes not 2

3  - sautes and lower heels on the 3rd 

2  - toes together

   - character sautes not ballet sautes 

everyone - very fast head prep 

                 - forced arch and jumps stay down low - toes together 

Starts with toes together 

Day 3

Remember the fast head prep 

can be done altogether or line by line 

2nd line will start as soon as the first line finish

6 - heels further up 

do it 4 times then finish 


DAY 4 

everyone  make more of the clap with the arms lifted - and clap out with the hands don't finish with the hands together 

1 - heels higher 

6 - heels higher 



Gallops

2 - step then stamp 

3 - remember preparation 

have to step onto a bent knee them stamp to get the sound 

don't bounce your stamp back up off the ground - stamp down and hold 


DAY 4

1 - hold skirt at purple ribbon 

2 - slightly too fast on stamp

3 - louder stamp and can't just walk

4 - too early with stamp on second side

5 - more stamp

6 - too fast 


Everyone stay down in a bend after a stamp 



Skips

This will be done one by one 

Skips are up high with pointed toes - swedish style skips 0 not down like russian skips


PLEASE PRACTISE THIS ONE ESPECIALLY THE LEFT SIDE 






Ballet Test 3

Violet - Katie - Lulu - need leotard straps tightening

Gemma needs a longer skirt 


Positions of the Feet

3 - hips up 

1 heel forwards when lowering into 4th 

legs straight when closing 

5 - hips up 

chin up 

smiles 

4 - hips up 

rise up for 3 counts - lower for 3 counts 

Day 2

posture

pull back toes to lower down into 4th position 

stretch the knees 

5 - toes on the floor when closing from 4th to 1st 

2 hips down at the back 

Day 3

2 - don't put weight onto the toes and crush them when you point 

1- keep the timing - rise up for 3 counts, down for 3 counts, bend for 1 count and up for 1 count

2 - same as above 

3 - same as above 

5 - don't cross tendu devant too much - keep it inline with 1st position 

1 - pull the toes back and push the heels forwards when lowering into 4th position 

keep the knee caps pulled up - especially when you lower in 4th position 


DAY 4

heads

keep bottoms tucked in 


Demi Plies

1 - pointing to the side before closing 

3 - closing directly to 3rd  don't go to the front then in

   - chin up 

4 - chin up 

2 - point foot to 2nd with no weight on it - hips should stay still and over supporting leg 

   - keep supporting leg straight 

1 - rotate leg when pointing to 2nd

5 - not so deep in demi plie 

Everyone - open legs to the side - keep shin bone and thigh bone over the ankle bone - is the train on the train track?

                  - Don't look down - keep chin lifted and eyeline up 

Day 2

1 - Stretch knees when closing into 3rd and 1st

4 - banana foot when pointing to 2nd 

1 - too close to the barre 

3 - rotate and turn out side leg in 2nd 

Everyone - Knees over toes

Day 3

3 - ankle bone forwards as you point to 2nd 

4 same as above 

poen thighs to the side 

use all the notes of the music 

6 - hips forwards don't sit back 


DAY 4

2 - transferring weight to 2nd too early 

1 - posture 

6 - eyes up 

thighs back



Battement Tendu

Everyone - Long neck 

                  - Look over the foot thats closest to the barre - head is straight to the barre when pointing to 2nd 

                  - Recover hips when closing in from the back 

                  - Keep knees stretched when closing in from tendus 

4 - Posture 

3 - Straight knees

Day 2

6 - Bent Supporting leg and needs to stay straight 

1 - point the back foot 

5 - point on the side of the big toe at the back 

6- side of the big toe at the back 

DAY 3

3 keep knee straight when closing from derierre 

1 - too close to the barre 

remember the heads 

5 - keep eyes up and straight ahead 

3 - wrong leg

4 - wrong leg


DAY 4

heads 

1 keep the knee straight on the right side to the front side and back






Exercise for Demi Pointe

2 - too slow - keep timing 

2 - keep hips up - don't release them back

Everyone - Head looks to the corner over the working foot 

day 2

heads 

1 - hips down 

4 - head turning too far - only to the corner 

5 head turning to o far - only to the order 

6 - posture over the belt 

Day 3

Posture 

don't forget head at the end - to close the book 


DAY 4

6 - posture - keep everything pulled up and in 

5 - lift chin 




Preparation for Petit Jete

Pull up knee caps 

Slow version - keep counting

softly place arms onto the barre 

soft and smooth into the petit jete position

5 - not so deep a bend on supporting leg 

day 2 

5 - ribs in 

6 - ribs in 

no banana feet - sickles 

Day 3

check posture each time you com back to 1st 


DAY 4

posture 

turn out the thigh keep feet turned out 



Preparation for Polka

Done one by one - do it 4 times then run - next person prepares on the last counts of person before them and then starts straight away 

Everyone - eyes up

                  - Take arms with you - keep them slightly in front of you in 2nd and on the barre 

                  - Prepare arm 1st to 2nd then point your foot forwards 

                  - finish off in feet 1st arms bras bas - hold and smile - then run away 

Day 2

1 - point feet hard 

2 - arm in 2nd 

3 - smile 

   - point toes really hard 

4 - timing 

5 - timing 

   - remember preparation 

   - keep counting 

6 - hold the ending 

   - watch out for banana foot - push the ankle bone up to the sky 

1 - go to 1st position and bras bas to hold the finish THEN run 

2 - arm in 2nd - elbow lift 

4 - keep counting and make sure you do 4 then hold 

5 - finish off the last point then close and hold 

6 - banana foot - push ankles bone to the sky 

Day 3

Keep counting so you get your preparation at the correct time 


DAY 4

1 - finish off the last brush then go to 1st 

  - no banana foot when you brush through - push the ankle bone to the sky

2 - started with the wrong foot - step onto the right foot 

  - too close to the barre

3 - ankle bone up in brush through

4 - missed the intro 

5 - missed the intro 

6- only do it 4 times 





Port De Bras

Remember the heads - strat with it looking to the right hand corner 

2 - lengthen 3rd position from arm 

1 - use all the music 

6 - demi bras too high 


DAY 4

1 - Forgot breathe 

make it flow nicely like water 



Battement tendu and Spring Pointes

Done altogether or line by line

breathe looking at right arm - then through 1st to demi bras in preparation

Keep counting - 4 tendus - the 6 spring pointes - stretch supporting leg 7, close 1st position on 8

stretch your supporting leg - then bring from leg in through 4th, to 1st with straight legs 

Knees out on supporting leg 

Day 3

5 - starting with incorrect leg on left side 

6 - starting with incorrect leg on left side

2 - arms too close in demi bras 

   - 6 spring pointes - not 8 


DAY 4

2 - arms up in demi bras 

count to 6 - YOU ONLY TO 6 SPRING POINTES - STRETCH YOUR SUPPORTING LEG - THEN CLOSE TO 1ST

5 - heels are popping off the floor on your spring pointes 





Deportment walking

this is done 2 by 2 - next group prepares while the group before them is finishing the exercise and then start straight away 

Turn to the right to face the back - run to the back - turn to the right to face the front with feet 1st and arms bras bas 

Prepare with arms through first to demi bras - pointing the right foot forwards with the ankle bone to the sky - quite fast 

Keep the weight of your body held forwards as if over your tutu/scarecrow - don't actually lean forwards 

Turn out every single walk so that the close before the point is turned out in perfect 1st position

once done the exercise - come down into 1st position of the feet and arms bras bas - hold then run 

go through 1st position on demi point then down into proper 1st position on flat feet before brushing foot forwards

Melt softly into the supporting leg as you brush foot from 1st position forwards a point and use all the music 

Day 3

1 - steps too big 

   - brig through the behind foot 

2 demi bras too close 

6 - keep body forwards - don't hitch the chest back in walks 

show the ending - hold arms and close 


day 4

1 - wrong foot brushed through on the 1st one 

2 - watch your arms in demi bras like you are giving someone a present now look like they are melting 

 - smaller in tiptoe walks 

1 - same as above

3 turn out the back knee in brush through 

4 - turn out the 1st positions 

5 - slow slide through 

6 - watch arms in demi bras - looking like a splat on the wall at the moment 



Sautes

Can be done altogether or line by line 

2nd group starts as soon as the 1st group has finished

Bend on count 8 for prep

2 - keep back straight 

 - wrong way on left side 

  - heels popping 

1  - run nicely and stand at the 

4 - use both jumps to turn to the back not 1 

5 - point left foot to close on left side 

6 - same as above 


DAY 4




Dance 

more opening of door 

more hungry tummys

facial expression - scared faces - ew yucky faces turned slightly to the corner 

scoop from the bowl by your tummy - then lean forwards to eat - then put spoon down before ew yuck faces

Tired and grumpy faces - hard pushes like pressing on a table with feet 1st - straight elbows 

then big woosh for the soft bed 

move blankets before getting into the bed 





Ballet Silver Medal

Push over big toe on full point in curtsey 

3 - pull up on one side so body looks straight 

1 - thumbs in and check arms are even in bras bas 

3rd position of feet  cross and turn out enough so that can see the back heel 

say hello to examiner with confidence and loudly 


Questions will be asked to each person one by one before barre work 


start and end of every exercise 1/4 turn of head towards the corner before the music starts 


Warm Up Exercise

Pull up knee caps 

squeeze elbows don't push through them 

shoulders down 

utilise turn out on both feet 

more push off the leg when stretching before closing back to 1st

4 - Hips up 

   - More turn out 

    - posture - body forwards 

   - chin up - smile - perform 

3 - Sickling left foot 

1 - Open thigh more 

3 posture - body forwards

Day 2

3 - ankle bone 

2 - too close to the barre 

open the thigh - don't press so far forward or you go through your elbows 

3 - shoulders down 

1 - open the thighs in roll throughs 

2 - ankle bone forwards as sickling to second and devant 

DAY 3

2 - sickle 

  - tendu 2nd is going to the corner

day 4

1 - heels together - pull up the back of the knees in 1st position  



Plies

Head tilt with arm prep 

head straight in 1st plies 

follow arm when take out to 2nd 

4 - too deep in 2nd grand plie 

1 - turn head with arm - catch arm 

  - point back foot hard before demi detourne

Day 2

Hand starts on the barre - prep with outside arm only 

1 pull thighs back not just feet 

2 don't lean towards the barre on grand plie in 2nf 

1 pull back front thigh in 4th plie 

2 harder point of the feet 

1 keep body pulled up and lifted in grand plie in 1st position 

  - can't move inside leg when going to 2nd 

- maintain turnout when coming up in 2nd plie 

3 - 5th grand was turned in 

open arm with head - and close in 5th at the end 

1 - too far away from the barr 

DAY 3

2 - copied 1 who was wrong 

starts in 1st position 

too fast with heels coming off the floor 

2 - put weight on pointed foot when tendu to 2nd 

3 thighs back 

1 - open thighs 

keep hips forwards 

don't move feet around when in 2nd - once heel is lowered 0 has o stay there 

1 - put arm down when closed into 5th left side 

close 1st position when turn for left side - close 5th position when coming back to the front 


DAY 4

3 - too early

everyone watch arms in 2nd 

1 - keep back straight in g.plie 5th 



Battement Tendu and Battement Glisse

1 - barre arm too far back 

3 - barre arm too far back 

Everyone - Add a snooty nose to catch hand in 2nd with releve

                  - plie 1, releve 2, turn to face the barre 3,4 , turn to the other side 5,6 , plie 7, stretch 8 (arms and feet first facing the barre)

Day 2

1  side of big toe derierre 

heads - look out over front foot devant - en face in 2nd - into hand when foot derierre 

3 keep ribs over the core especially as you turn to the other side 

DAY 3

don't forget the heads

1 - show front position in retire passe to the back




Ronds De Jambe Atterre 

1 - turn out through 2nd longer 

3 - Sickled foot 

Everyone - elbows 

                  - hips square 

                  - more demi pt 4th and in 

day 2

1 - incorrect arm prep 

2 - incorrect arm prep 

heads 

rotate through 2nd position 

2 bent knee when closing to 1st from derierre 

DAY 3

Starts feet 1st

2 - twisting and not stretching knee fully on closing 

 - lift chin 

keep knees straight 0 keep it smooth 

no stopping jerking in any position 

slow down and use all the counts 

heads from yesterday 



Battement Frappe

Everyone - GO OVER THIS ONE PLEASE

                  - Feet start 5th position 

                  - Arm prep 1st to 2nd with foot , lift foot then place

                  - Lengthen neck with cheek bone to the light  

1 - barre arm further forwards

   - no bend in prep

3 - barre arm further forwards 

Day 2

prep not correct 

DAY 3

starts 5ths position

3 - prep on leg too high 

1 - gripping foot in frappe


DAY 4

not too high 

go over prep 


DAY 4




Assemble Soutenu***

Everyone - Artistry - use the head - snooty noses and heads n a pillow - look into the hand 

                  - Lengthen neck up and over - think about a tennis ball underneath the chin 

                  - Remember the turn to the other side - releve up and balance then turn 

1 - start feet 5th 

Day 2

prep not correct 

DAY 3

1 - got exercise wrong 

1 - puts ankle bone forward on back knee


Développe a la Seconde and Arabesque 

4 - Stay pulled up in Left side 

3 - Keep upper body still - don't twist around to relieve the 

4 - Keep thigh back so we can see it from the front 

   - Left leg rotates into a turned in position in arabesque

1 - Don't pull off supporting leg 

   - Side of the being to in toe when back derriere 

Everyone - Thighs back in retire

                  - Establish shoulder line in the Tendu derriere - then don't let them move when you lift to arabesque 

                  - Make it look like you're not in pain 

Day 2

keep pulled up through your back and tummy 

2 twisting shoulders in arabesque 

1 pulling off supporting leg in arabesque

3 pull up through body - don't push through 

DAY 3

2 keep straight when going to derierre 

  - don't pull off supporting leg in arabesque

3  - stretch supporting leg 

1 - ankle bone forwards when closing form derrierre 



Echappe Glisse

3 - push front foot forwards over big toe in L side releve 5th 

1 - don't add extra hop before closing into 5th 

Day 2

open the knee line in very 1st plie 

3 - don't over turn the front foot in 5th - turn out back foot more 

1 maintain lturn out especially left foot 

2 don't hold tension in shoulders 

3 shoulders down 

don't swing hips back and forth 

day 3

relax hands on barre 

1  heels popping before close back to 5th 


DAY 4

2 - WIDER 

1 - still double bouncing to come back in 



Preparation for pirouettes - A, En Dehors

**Will only see either Enchainment A or B


4 - foot to 2nd prep was on diagonal

1 - sickling foot in retire then correcting it 

Everyone - finish in 5th position 

                  - 4th position PLIE - make it smaller and actually a plie - can start to look like an odd lunge - 4th position is a foot width

                  - Pull thigh back 

Day 2

1 - close in 5th 

    - don't roll in 5th 

2 - 4th too big 

keep both ankles pulled up on both feet and all toes on the floor 

day 3

smaller 4ths  - both bent and weight in th middle all toes on floor 

2 finish 5th 

thighs back in plie 

3 rolling 

  - hips down 

thumbs on the barre not under 

1 - did an odd rond de jambe instead of plie in 2nd 


DAY 4

1 - toe at front of the knee in retire 

2 - toe at front of the knee in retire



Preparation for pirouettes - A, En Dedans

1- point before transfer of weight 


2 - turn out the retire leg 

3 - arms relaxed between body and barre - no locked elbows

   - pull back retire thigh 

no sickled feet  

tuck hips under  


DAY 4

2 - bigger 2nd 

  - stretch back leg - its a lunge in this one 




Grand Battement

 4 - point foot as it leave the floor in every G.Battement

Everyone - leave arm slightly forwards and don't twist body in derriere G.Battement with inside leg 

                  - This one needs the most work from the barre work 

day 2

1 - straight knee on closing 

3 - don't grip onto barre for dear life 

watch body and shoulders in grand battement derierre - take arm further forward on the barre

now take leg higher 

Day 3 

3 pulling off supporting leg 

 - bent supporting legs 


DAY 4

stretch supporting leg especially on the very 1st g.battement 

remember heads 

4 - control the leg on the way down 



Port De Bras

Point back foot

1 - don't go over top of the toes

  - needs to go over 

Day 2

4 -hold arms in bras bas 

1 - turn out supporting leg on the turn 

4 - longer top arm in 4th 

1 palms inwards in 5th position 

Everyone -catch the arms with snooty nose as it goes from 2nd to bras bas and keep tennis ball/cactus underneath your chin

tennis ball under chin 


DAY 4

1 turn out foot on the tendu to the other side 

remember the rotassion - foot moves twice 




Battement Tendu

1 - messed up plie 

2 - messed up plie 

1 - turn more croise 

   - make sure derierre is crossed behind you enough 

Everyone - finish with arms in bras bas 

                  - show more working of the feet - show the gliding, articulation and pressure on the floor through demi point to a full point - show the articulation through to mini 4th position before and after the demi points in open and closing of the tendus

                   - 1/4 of head towards the working foot and leave it as you close in the tendus to 2nd en avant 

                   - Hold arms - no wobbles and hold body still 

                   - Take arms with you in second when travelling forwards - don't leave them behind

                   - Move heel to turn it out when facing en face  

Day3

1 - heads

2 - keep body still 

3 - heads 


Chasse and demi detourne

can be seen altogether or line by line 

Must see back heel in releve 5th 

releve up then turn , stay up then plie 

turn towards the back foot 

show the difference between the smooth chasse and the sharp releve 


Pas de Valse and poses ***

starts at the back of the room - 2 by 2 

smooth it out - keep the arms smooth 

look over the arms 

arabesque to the corner not side 



Soubresaut and changements

can be done all together or line by line 


start in 5th position 0 right foot front 

don't change x3 - change x3


cross changementsa over more 

slam back heel into the front foot on the landing in 5th 

go through 1st position in the air in the changements

top of the hip bone and the bottom of the shoulder blade helps push you around in the opposite direction when turning


Glissades and assembles 

can be done all together or line by line

1 - wrng foot as changed legs on assemble when you shouldn't 

  - 2nd foot rotates in 2nd in the glissade 

show the arms to 3rd through 1st position 



GLISSADES AND ASSEMBLES 

1 - way more demi plie 

4 - more sharp - and  more power in the assembles

3 - bigger bends 

  = need to see the arc of the glissade then a powerful assemble 



ECHAPPES

1 - knees out on landing in 2nd  - rotation on 2nd and 5th 

4 - push on the way in 

2 - work on the way in 

3 - work on the way out





DAY 5


BALLET BRONZE STAR

remember your places in the centre 

don't start too far forwards - start further back and the examiner may move you forwards if she wants 


WARM UP EX 

3 - got it wrong 

  - bent supporting knee 

4 - got it wrong 

 6 - leaning back in top half 

2 - wiggling around 



PLIES

1 - leaning back in top half 

6 - sickling in full plie 

2 - sickling in point to 2nd 

use all the music especially on the way down - don't sit at the bottom 

3 - popped heels too early in full plie 

  - rolling in plies 

1 - too early in the plie on way down 

4 - hips down - bottom is sticking g out 

5 - more pointed foot 

  - bending knee on the closing 


BATTEMENT TENDU AND BATTEMENT GLISSE

1 - wrong exercise - not a g.battement 

3 - too high plisse

5 - too high glisse

2 - remember the demi point 

big smiles 

4 - didn't turn head quick enough 

6 - did tendu instead of plisse 

5 - more demi point 



DEMI ASSEMBLE SoUTENU

2 - don't drop the body 

1 - turn out in 2nd position 

5 - show 5th - then 1st - then 5th in the demi detourne

6 - same as above 


PREPARATION FOR ASSEMBLES 

pull up the back leg to make it look straight and strong in 3rd position 

3 - land on 2 feet 

6 - sickled foot in tendu 2nd 

  - wiggling around 

3 - forgot head 



PREPARTION FOR RETIRES

rotate the leg around - without twisting the hips - so the retire can be seen from the examiners chair 

6 - higher retire

1 - wrong foot in front

2 - come down on straight legs

4 - lift your chin 

5 - knees sideways in the plie 

2 - lift chin 

3 - bring leg  in faster to 5th 

1 - too high in petit retire 

2 - same as above 

5 - pull up back of the lag 

6 - same as above 


GRAND BATTEMENT 

5- ARM FURTHER FORWARDS ON THE BARRE

3 - arm in 2nd too high 

4 - arm too high in 2nd 

2 - leg up highgher 

- leg up higher 

4 - point leg longer

3 - bent supporting leg 

6 - pulling off supporting leg in 2nd 

4 - hip lifting to get leg up


 

PORT DE BRAS

pull up ankle bones and the back of the legs 

1 - fix arms in bras bas 

3 - fix arms in bras bas 

4 - fix arms in bras bas

2 - watch hands not dropping in 1st 

3 - shoulder down - ribs in for lyre position 

6 - hands too clos together in 1st and 5th 


BATTEMENT TENDU

3 - hands down/wrists are too relaxed in 2nd 

cross feet over into 3rd position 

1 - too fast use 2 counts out and 2 counts in 

2 - same as above

3 - head at the end 

6 - go over this one so feet know where to go 


COUPES 

1 - wrong introduction 

look straight ahead 

3 - don't use shoulders to pull up to =5th 

6 - same as above 

show demi points 

cross feet over in 3rd 

4 - crossing too far over in derierre 


PAS DE CHEVAL

1 - more to the corner with body 

show demi points 

3 doing a funny head 


POSES 

done all together , line by line or 2 by 2

1 - lower on straight legs

2 - run to the left at the end 

5 - ankle bones on the way up in the rise 

6 - ankle bones wobbling in rise 

hold hold brush 

leg at the back must be higher than the brush at the front

point foot and then step slightly further out into the lift - take arms forwards with you 

watch bottom foot doesn't turn in as you brush through 

run nicely - no shuffle noises 

5 - turn out front foot as you step 


PROMENADE 

1 - turned the wrong way 

2 - turned the wrong way 

look towards the front arm when you catch the hand - press heels into the floor in demi plie on count AND 8 - before the releve in 5th 

1 - show the bend and point on count 8 before running away 

2 - same as above 

 arms up and more forwards 


CHANGEMENTS 

1 - hands in jumps 

3 body - relax heels after each jump 

4 cross 3rds more - especially back heel 

5 - out of time 

6 - higher jumps - point toes 


GLISSADES 

shoulders down 

3 - drop the chin 

1 - use eyeline 

 - hold 2nd arm - they are straight in 2nd 

6 - stretch knee in closing 



JETES

4 - exercise in wrong - go over this one 

point feet hard 

3 - bit late 

2 - finish in 3rd position 


DANCE ENCHAINMENT 

3 - wrong foot 

1 - forgot exercise 

4 - forgot exercise 

2 - turned wrong way 

3 - turned the wrong way 


HANG SKIRT UP ON THE BARRE EVENLY SO IT DOESNT FALL OFF - PICK IT UP NICLEY IF IT DOES FALL 

PUT TUTUS ON NICLEY  STANDING IN NUMBER ORDER - FACING THE WALL WITH FEET 1ST POSITION AND HIPS UP 


DANCE 

1 - wrong arm before spring pointes 

  - got it wrong - cannot watch number 2 

 - smile 

2 - spring pointes 

start glissades at the end of the little barre 

travel gallops more 

2 - cross over ending more 

- point back foot 

3 - stretch feet - wrong arms before spring points

3  - point toes in spring points - thighs back and ankle bones pulled up 

4 - point toes - step to the screen not the wall or stereo at the end 


6 - spring points

 - point to front before gallops 

more over for the gallops 

5 - tight 5th position in turn 


REVERANCE 

1st side you do leg then arms - 2nd side do legs and arms together 



NATIONAL CHARACTER GROUP 1


HEEL DROPS AND DEMI PLIES

1 - too close to the barre 

louder heel drops - makle  noise 


HEEL DIGS 

1 - forgot arm prep 

lounder heel digs 

1 wrong arm 

2 - wrong arm 

turn out the leg standing on 

bigger bend 0 and posture 

no noise on jump 


PREP FOR INVERTED TOE AND HEEL 

1 - bigger bend 

  - more to the side with leg


STAMPS 

all forgot the plie

2 - posture 

stamps all in time 

finish off nicely 


PREPARATION FOR HEEL WALKS 

3 - higher knees 

1 - forgets count 4 lift 

  - stamp on bent legs  

Thumbs on top of the barre - elbows forwards 

2 - no lift on the last one to finish 


PORT DE BRAS 

3 - keep up and over the body - don't hitch the top half backwards 

down and grab skirt for 3 0 then take arms out for 3 

1 - toes together 


DIRECTIONS 

big smiles 

elbows forwards 

1 - elbows 

long necks on the wave 


CHARACTER PROMENADE

remember to line yourself up for your place as you run to the back so you can turn around and be in place as soon as you get there

start in turned out 1st

hold the down after the brush 

1 - make sure its on a fondu when you bush 

  - watch the chin 


PREPARATION FOR PARTNER WORK 

1 - bigger presentation of the hand 

bigger circle so you don't have to chicken wing your elbow 

more lean forwards when you look at your partner 


SAUTES

finish the clap with hands apart 



GALLOPS 

1 - KEEP ARMS STILL 

2  - need to stamp on a bend 

3 - timing on 2nd side 


SKIPS 

clap is on a bed 


DANCE 

bend knees on turn hold bottom of your lantern as you run to put it back 


REVERANCE 

starts with skirts out - finish with skirts outs 



JAZZ BRONZE STAR


CARDIO WARM UP 

3 wrong leg on knees up 

2 - wrong in knee lifts with window rms 

4 - same as above 

4- wrong way in upper cuts 

3and 4 - arms too far back in 2nd 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME 



SIDE FLAT BACK AND HIP STRETCH 

look above the examiner - at the stage/curtain - don't look at examiner unless she talks to you 


3 stretch over to the side 

4 - look at the floor in flat back 

2 stay on supporting leg when you pint foot to the side 

pull up knee caps 

get head on knee 

4- keep hips still 

lift chest in 2nd plie 

4 don't bounce to the counts in 2nd plie 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


FORWARD SPLIT AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE 

1 - back up when going into split 

4 - point front foot 

slide front foot forwards not the back one in splits 

2 - go down 0before the push up so you have somewhere to go up to 

4 - arms down by your sides when you stand up 

  - no sickle in front foot as you slide into splits 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


ISOLATIONS 

4 - thumbs in 

2 - wider 2nd 

3 - wrong arms in fast hips 

1 - wrong way with ribs 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


TURN COMBINATION 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


KICK COMBINATION

Point toes 

eyes up 

keep arms in proper 2nd 

move the walks forwards 

2 - started with he wrong leg on left side

walks are down - kicks are up 


WARM UP JUMP

pointed toes on the first 4 jumps 

2 - toes together on landings 

3 - bend on count 8 - same as previous notes 

jump onto the right foot first for the runs 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


PREPARATION FOR FORWARD JETES

stronger arms - get to 1st position on runs - 3rd position on jumps 

pointed toes on gallops

come out of the last jete and step nicely 

Must start further away from each other 

2 - jump on the other leg on the left side - left foot goes forwards 

1 - Eyes up 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NOTES FROM PREVIOUS DAYS - CORRECTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME


TRAVELLING

Spot your head it turns and the retire jump turns 

step to the back corner in drags - not the back door 

step to the right front corner for the chasse turn, retire jump turn, runs and the jete 

3 and 4 must be ready to go for their turn 



JAZZ BRONZE MEDAL

3 - arms higher in 2nds for grapevine

3 - stronger arms in the punches 


SIDE AND FLAT BACK STRETCH

3 - Stretch over more in side stretch especially with arms 

  - lower down in the flatback

4 - Flatback to the corner 

1 - same as above 

2 - come up 7, 8 - was too early on 2nd side 


LEG EXTENSION 

2 - bottom on the floor 

   - wrong arms on leg 

4 - rolling leg around too early 

stretch knee on top leg 


RIBCAGE ISOLATIONS 

1 - Straight knees 


HIP ISOLATIONS

5 - keep hips still 

2 - keep hips to side one at - don't bounce back to the centre 



SINGLE RETIRE TURNS 

2 - wrong arm on left balance 

Lift arms to jazz first on count 8 before you start 

when coming down from your turn remember.... BENT knees, BENT arms, BACK straight, BOTTOM down


CHASSE TURNS 

ribs over your waistband so that your weight is forwards - otherwise you fall backwards out of your turns 


WARM UP JUMP 

Head is like the rubber on the top of the pencil 

1 - wrong arm on 1st and 3rd set of runs 


RETIRE JUMP TURNS 

step place to finish 

keep arms up in the landing of the jump 


TRAVELLING

Need to see more up and down - show the levels 

drag runs are now tiny split jumps - with front legs flicking out - backs up straight 



BRONZE MEDAL BALLET


POSITIONS OF THE FEET 

4 - keep toes on the floor as you close 

2 - same as above 


PLIES 

5 - chin up - looking over the barre 

7 - don't release hips back in grand plie in 2nd 

2 - stay in time with the music 


BATTEMENT TENDU AND BATTEMENT GLISSE 

5 - too close to the barre

keep legs stretched 


PREP FOR RELEVE 

6 - turn out back foot in 3rd and 5th 

2 - don't pull off the front foot 

6 - straight knee on closing 


PREP FOR PETIT JETE

LIFT up the petit retire positions 


PREP FOR GRAND BATTEMENT 

2 - stretch supporting leg 

6 - watch arm in 2nd 

4 - same as above 

7 - open arm in 2nd 

5 - turn TOWARDS the barre 


PORT DE BRAS 

1st positions too high - in front of the belly button 

6 - arms too high - especially side arm in 3rd position 

7 - 1st position was too low 


BATTEMENT TENDU 

5 - HIPS UP NO BOTTOMS STICKING OUT IN PLIE 

6 - rotate the foot in tendus 

2 - slow down 

1 - stronger arms 0 hold them more 

4 - turn it out - no hip wiggling 



PREP FOR COUPE 

2 - stretch knees in closing 

6 - don't over cross foot in tendu en fondu derierre

4 - point foot to 2nd - don't plonk it out 

5 - show the point in 2nd before you close 

2 - get the thigh back on tendu en fondu devant

6 - hips square in tendu en fondu derierre 

7 - same as above 


SAUTES

1 - keep heels down - don't pop them 

squeeze the last plie up slowly 

have to point both feet from jump in 2nd back into 1st - make a mcdonalds M shape 


PETITE JETES 

Goes to the front first both sides - then the back on both sides 


TEMPS LEVE

6 - sickle on left foot 

7 - check attitude position 

5 - don't over cross attitude 

5 and 6 - forgot arms 

1 - point toes in the step - and underneath foot 

4 - arms - and turn out attitude 

2 - heel on the ground 

6 - don't show tension in the rms - don't lift them to get your jump up 

7 - face the front not the corner or examiner 


GALLOPS AND SPRING POINTS 

Further across - travel the entire room in your gallops 

1 - knees out in spring points 

2 - do not run in front of the people who are about to dance 

2 slow down 

5- arms 

4 - point toe and step onto it as you gallop 


GALLOPS 

1 - turn towards the wall closest to you - step the way you are going 

2 - start on count 1 not 8 

2 - step forwards on left 

4 - face the corner not front or examiner 

5 - turn out front foot in kneel 

6 - wrong foot on step - arms too high 

7 - head to finish 


Run around in a tiny circle - not on the spot 

Look out over you arms and up to the light as you kneel to finish - legs crossed not open


PREP FOR POLKA 

1 - jump higher 

have to be in back corner in 1st position on 8

be in tim e- jump higher 

2 - arms held in jump 

6 - arm too high 


DANCE 

1 and 2 have to place the chairs 


1 - turn out front foot on walks 

2 - check spring pint and petit jete section

1 - turn the correct way to chair 

2 - feet 1st position putting things down 

1 - front on after walks 

ankle bones toegether on the chair 

take the thing with you and give it to the next person

4  feet 1st putting down the thing 

4 - face front after walks 

5 - knees together when sitting on chair 

  - turn the other way to sit down 


REVERANCE 

6 - arms too high 

  - knee to knee 

4 and 5 - face the front at the end 



NATIONAL CHARACTER GROUP 2


HEEL DROPS AND DEMI PLIES 

1 - arm prep 

make sure can hear the heel drops 


HEEL DIGS 

no heels to be heard on the jumps around 


PREP FOR INVERTED TOE AND HEEL 

6 - no sickle


STAMPS 

hands on hips on ending 


PORT DE BRAS 

more bend -  over skirt 


DIRECTIONS 


CHARACTER PROMENADE 

turn to the right shoulder before you run 

hear the heel dig 

1 - look over the foot thats out 


PARTNER WORK 

stay in time not too fast 

6 - grab onto partners hand don't just place it 


SAUTES

face the corner of your box 


GALLOPS 

2 and 6 -stamps not quite in time 

2 and 6 - 6 gallops then step stamp - no odd little gallop/steps 

1 - arms twisted on the gallops 


SKIPS

1 and 2  too any skips in circle

5 and 6 - hands to hips on 4 in a circle 

1 - wrong foot left side 

3 and 4 0 turned wrong way left side

6 - clapped and leaned wrong way on left side 



DANCE 

think about having an actual candle/flame inside the lantern - don't let it wobble around or it will catch fire 


REVERANCE 

starts with skirts out 


ELBOWS MUST BE HELD - IT IS THE CHARACTER EQUIVALENT OF BRAS BAS IN BALLET 



BALLET TEST 3


PREPARTION FOR POLKA 

step with the outside foot 

keep in tim eight the music 

show the last brush through on count 4 before closing on count one in 1st position 


PORT DE BRAS 

show the demi bras breathe position 

shoulders down 


BATTEMENT TENDU AND SPRING POINTES 

make sure you do the left foot first on the 2nd side 


DEPORTMENT WALKING 

remember the arm preparation 

turn out the walks 

point the feet 

keep the arms lifted and even '

pointed foot needs to be pointed in front of your eye - not to the corner 

keep demi bras position correct

remember the head - needs to go over the pointed foot 


SAUTES

arms bras bas 

1 - heels down 

2 - heels down

land quietly - no heavy heels  - must point your toes and go through demi points on your landings to keep them soft and quiet 

6 - turned wrong way on left side 

   - thighs back - watch for circle knee when you jump back up in 2nd 

3 jumps in 2nd not 2


GALLOPS



BALLET SILVER MEDAL



use heads more  - make it clear 

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Ballet - Bronze Star - Enchainment