Six – Dances


IMPROVISATION


Teachers must use different music each lesson to encourage the students to be creative. In the examination, the examiner provides the music.

To be shown in groups of two, and two pieces of music per group.


DANCES

One Dance to be shown in the exam, teachers’ choice. Props may be used. This will be shown in groups of 2 or 3.


1) SIGHTSEEING



Commence facing 5 in 1st position with hands behind back.

1-4
1-2
3-4
5-6

7-8

1-4
5-8
1-4
5-8
1-4
5-8

Introduction – Use these counts to enter
2 Spring Points with the right foot to corner 1
2 Spring Points with the left foot to corner 2
2 Spring Points with the right foot to corner 1, pointing the right finger corner 1
2 Spring Points with the left foot to corner 2, pointing the left finger corner 2
2 Polkas forwards towards corner 2, hands behind the back
Run towards corner 2 and stand in 1st facing 5
2 Echappé Sautés
Sway to the right, hold, then sway to the left, hold
4 Galops to the right
Take a finish pose and hold

Free use of arms unless otherwise stated



2) OOM PAH PAH



Stand with parallel feet holding a scarf in right hand in front with left hand on the left hip.

1-4
1-2

3-4
5-8
1-2

3-4

5-6

7-8
1-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Swing right arm to the right then left with a bobbing movement for each side (in a figure 8)
Rise and patter turn around passing 8,7 & 6 – finish to 5 and change hands
Repeat to the other side
Sway to the right, carry scarf to the right, then sway to the left, carry scarf across the body to the left
Galop to the right then transfer weight onto the right, carry scarf in a circle motion
Run forward to 5 and balance in a parallel rise lifting scarf up high in 2 hands
Run backward to 7 lowering scarf and lower heels in parallel position
Repeat all starting to the other side and finishes with a presentation of the scarf



Notes:

The runs forward and backward may be taken either to walls 5 & 7 or en diagonale traveling firstly towards corners 1 & 3 then to corners 2 & 4.


3) UMBRELLA DANCE



Stand in parallel position facing 5. Teachers may choose to use an umbrella during  this dance. Free use of arms, props may be used.

1-2
3-4
1-3
4
5-8

1-4

5-8

1-4
5-8
1-8

Introduction – Hold the position
Rise
3 Walks forward on demi pointe, right, left, right
Step down on left foot in a fondu in a turned out position
Toe, heel, toe, hold with the right foot to 2nd position (left leg remains on a fonduright foot is stretched)
Step to the right and cross the left foot (on ball of foot or full stretch) in front and hold
Step to the left and cross the right foot (on ball of foot or full stretch) in front and hold
Turn around passing walls 8 and finish to wall 5 parallel in a demi-plié
3 Small parallel sautés and hold
*Skip around in a small circle (on the spot passing wall 8 and finish on a rise in parallel position)

Repeat all starting on the other side

*Marches may be used instead of skips



BOB CURTSEY OR BOW



Girls

Stand in 1st position

1&a

2&a
3&a

4&a

Slide right foot behind to the ball of the foot to finish at the back of the left heel, fondu into the curtsey
Straighten supporting knee and close in 1st position
Slide left foot behind to the ball of the foot to finish at the back of the right heel, fondu into the curtsey
Straighten supporting knee and close in 1st position


Boys

Any simple bow