High Kick Drill

This is an extremely high energy style of dance. This dance style is precision based and students must learn to dance as a team and not individuals. Flexibility is important and worked on in every class. Kicks, prances, running, jumps, formation work, splits and level changes are all necessary and must be done in unison. A basic technical knowledge of jazz and ballet technique is also necessary for a finished look. Constant repetition, determination and discipline is required for this class to be successful.

Endurance, strong upper bodies and abdominals are essential for success. Russians (toe touches), pirouettes and flexibility are required. A strong background in Jazz is recommended.


Junior Stars

Junior A

Junior StarsExperience in Tidbits, Junior Bits or another similar dance team is required. This team meets for 1 1/2 hours on Wednesday. Students are usually 11-13 years of age.

Requirements & Skills: Determination & positive attitudes • Tryouts/auditions • Splits on both sides • Double pirouettes • Jumps • Instruction in another technique class •

Instruction includes:
  • Teamwork
  • Improved kick speed & drills
  • Floor work
  • Flexibility
  • Line & formations
  • Strength
  • Center & placement
  • Endurance
  • Jumps
  • 2 routines
  • FUN

Students are required to participate in 2 to 3 competitions in the Spring.

Junior A requires experience in Junior Stars or Junior B or another similar dance team. The team meets on Mondays for 2 hours.

Requirements & Skills: Determination • Positive attitudes • Tryouts/auditions • Splits on both sides • Triple pirouettes • Jumps • Stunting • Instruction in another dance technique class •

Instruction includes:
  • Teamwork
  • Improved kick speed & drills
  • Floor work
  • Flexibility
  • Line & formations
  • Strength
  • Center & placement
  • Endurance
  • Jumps
  • 2 routines
  • FUN

Students are required to participate in 3 to 4 competitions in the Spring.

 


Junior Bits

Senior A

Junior Bits — Previous experience in TKL's or Tidbits or another like dance team is required. This team meets for 1 1/2 hours on Saturdays. Students are usually 10-13 years of age.

Requirements & Skills: Determination & positive attitudes • Tryouts/auditions • Splits on at least one side • Single pirouettes • Instruction in a combination jazz or ballet class during the school year •

Instruction includes:
  • Teamwork
  • Improved kick speed & drills
  • Floor work
  • Flexibility
  • Line & formations
  • Strength
  • Center & placement
  • Endurance
  • Jumps
  • 2 routines
  • FUN

Students are required to participate in 2 to 3 competitions in the Spring.

Senior AExperience in Junior A or Gold is required. Senior A meets on Monday or Tuesday evenings for 2 hours. Students are 13-18 years of age.

Requirements & Skills: Determination • Positive attitudes • Tryouts/auditions • Splits on both sides • Triple pirouettes • Jumps • Stunting • Instruction in another dance technique class •

Instruction includes:
  • Teamwork
  • Improved kick speed & drills
  • Floor work
  • Flexibility
  • Line & formations
  • Strength
  • Center & placement
  • Endurance
  • Jumps
  • 2 routines
  • FUN

Students are required to participate in 3 to 4 competitions in the Spring.

 


Tidbits



TKL's

Tidbits is the entry level competition line for students 8-11 years of age. This team meets for 1 1/2 hours on Saturdays.

Requirements: Previous experience in kickline • Tryouts/auditions • Determination • Positive attitudes • Technique instruction in a combination or ballet class to be taken during the school year •

Instruction includes:
  • All required kicks
  • Formations
  • Work on arms, head & floor
  • Strength & flexibility
  • Counting
  • Jumps
  • Pirouettes
  • Splits
  • Center & placement
  • FUN
  • TEAMWORK
  • A routine

Students are required to participate in 2 competitions in the Spring.

TKL's is the entry level non-competition kickline class for students ages 8-10 and 11 and up. This class is 1 hour in length and held on Saturdays. No previous experience is required.

Students must also take a technique class during the week.

Instruction includes:
  • Flexibility
  • Arms
  • Head
  • Drills (technique on all kicks)
  • Counting
  • Jumps
  • Floor, line and formation work
  • Routine

Kickline

Kickline Only


Production Kick
(Junior Stars, Junior B, Junior Bits)

(Gold, Junior A, Senior A)

Kickline Only is designed for the older student whose goal is to reach their high school dance line, but can only come to class once a week. This student needs a basic knowledge of kickline and the desire to improve. This class is 1 1/2 hours in length. Must also take 1 technique class per week.

Instruction includes:
  • Flexibility
  • Arms
  • Head
  • Drills (technique on all kicks)
  • Counting
  • Jumps
  • Floor, line and formation work
  • Routine

Production High Kick Drill combines three different teams for one 5 minute routine. Mauri's does two routines per year. One routine includes Junior Bits, Junior B and Junior Stars. The other routine includes Junior A, Gold and Senior A.

Experience — each student is different and this could be 1 to 4 years per line change.
The big difference between the teams is kick speed, synchronization and skill level of jumps, turns and splits.


Mauri's School of Dance, Inc.
14380 Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, Minnesota   55306
952-890-3035

 

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