Fall Dance Classes

Dance Team and Cheer Prep Classes

American All-Star is offering classes to help students, age 8-18, prepare for and be successful in trying out for junior high or high school dance teams and cheerleader squads. Students will learn important and necessary dance team and cheerleading techniques in addition to elements of “performing” to ensure a positive experience at spirit team tryouts.

Dates, Times, and Topics:
All Dates are Sundays

  • 9/29, 10am-12pm: Flexibility, Splits, Jump Splits ($20)
  • 9/29, 1pm-3pm: Jazz Technique (Beginner) – Split leaps, chenes, single piro. ($20)
  • 9/29, 1pm-3pm: Jazz Technique (Int/Advanced) – Leaps, second turns, triples. ($20)
  • 10/6, 9am-12pm: Dance Team and Cheer Prep ($30)
  • 10/13, 1pm-4pm: Flexibility and Kick Technique ($30)
  • 10/27, 10am-12pm: Flexibility, Splits, Jump Splits ($20)
  • 10/27, 1pm-3pm: Hip Hop (Beginner) ($20)
  • 10/27, 1pm-3pm: Hip Hop (Int/Advanced) ($20)
  • 11/3, 9am-12pm: Dance Team and Cheer Prep ($30)
  • 11/3, 1pm-2pm: Solo Dance (choreo, staging, etc) ($10)
  • 11/3, 2pm-3pm: Duet (choreo, staging, etc) ($10)
  • 11/3, 3pm-4pm: Ensemble (choreo, staging, etc) ($10)

Class Location:

Body Expression Center of Performing Arts

619 Lafitte Street, Mandeville, LA

Curriculum + Cost Information

These classes will instruct students in proper stretching techniques to acquire right and left splits, toe touches, kicks, and important elements of Jazz technique.  Classes will also instruct students in basic dance team techniques (Jazz, High Kick, Pom, Hip Hop),  cheer jumps, technique, and voice projection.  The 8-class series will build each week and culminate in a ‘mock’ try-out for students to participate will be assessed at the beginning and end of the 8-class series to track student progress. 

  • Week #1
    • Stretch - Pre-Assessment
    • Dance Team - Pre-assessment
    • Cheer - Pre-assessment
  • Week #2
    • Dance Team - High Kick Technique
    • Cheer - Jumps
  • Week #3
    • Dance Team - Review High Kick Technique
    • Basic Leaps (Jazz)
    • Cheer - Review Jumps
    • Basic arm placement and technique
  • Week #4
    • Dance Team - Review High Kick Technique
    • Review Leaps
    • Pirouette turns (dance team technique)
    • Cheer - Review Jumps
    • Review arm placement and technique
    • Voice Projection skills
  • Week #5
    • Dance Team - Review High Kick Technique, leaps, turns
    • Basic dance team skills (pivot, three step turn, etc.)
    • Cheer - Jumps, arm placement, voice projection
    • Chants
  • Week #6
    • Stretch - Assess progress
    • Dance Team - Review all skills
    • Teach choreography using skills learned
    • Cheer - Review all skills, chants, and voice projection
  • Week #7
    • Elements of Performing
    • Mock Try-outs
  • Week #8
    • Mock Try-outs
    • Final Assessment
    • Performance for Family and Friends

Important Information:

Cost: $295

Price is per person for Fall session. Includes instruction, assessment, and class t-shirt.

All payments are non-refundable.

Space is limited for all classes to ensure students receive one on one instruction as necessary.

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