KKII Dance Combo Class – a 40 minute class of Tap, Ballet and Tumbling designed for the 5-6 yr old child. This class is for Kindergarten and 1st graders. The children will learn begining tap, begining ballet and foundation for tumbling.
Tap – The tap portion of the class is approximately 15-20 minutes. The following basic coordination concepts are repeated in class weekly: right and left, up and down, heel and toe, side to side. Children will learn many song and dance routines using all these new level II steps. Level II Kombo students will begin basic tap steps such as shuffles and shuffle combinations, flaps and flap combinations. They will also learn beginning basic dance/jazz steps.
Ballet – In the 10-15 minute ballet portion of the class the children will be taught ballet exercises and French terminology. The following is a list of the steps introduced: plies (to bend), releve (to rise), tendues (to stretch/point), bourres (on tip toes), chasses, arabesques and curtsys. Children will learn third through fifth positions of the feet in level II. Other steps include: ballet walks, hopping, jumping, skipping, and turns. Arm positions are taught and a stretching floor exercise where children will learn how to point and flex the feet is also incorporated into the class. These ballet steps will also be put to fun dance routines and exercises.
Tumbling-The last 5-10 minutes of class are spent on the floor mats. Forward and backward rolls, frog jumps, bunny jumps, log rolls, inch worms, wheel barrows, crab walks, and bear walks, monkey jumps and cartwheels are a few of the beginning tumbling tricks we will learn.