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Jazz 2 w/Wendy

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Week 3

Approx. 87 minutes

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Week 2

Parts 1 – 4 | Approx 56 mins.

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Notes on What to Focus on Now – Strengthening & Centering

Video Notes:
My message to my upper level jazz classes. Do the exercises I have provided a few different times this week, so that next week you are ready for a long dance combination and you feel strong and centered. Much love!


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Week 1 (Warmup)

Lesson 1: Parts 1-3 | Approx. 6 minutes

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Strengthening Exercises 2 (w/ Wendy)

Strengthening Exercises | Approx. 13 minutes


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Lesson Notes:
Interval (Tabata style) training builds awareness of muscles and general core strength, something we need for progressing in dance.

Dance 5 and 6, you may enjoy having a parent or sibling time you if it is too much to concentrate on a clock or stopwatch AND do the exercise.

Jazz 1 and 2, you should be able to do this on your own, and choose advanced variations. I suggest you all try to work up to all 8 exercise cycles.

Everyone: find some music once you get used to this, and HAVE FUN!

As I explain in the video, you do an exercise for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and repeat that 8x (total of 4 minutes), then you rest or get water for another minute. Then you do the same thing with exercise 2, 3 and so on…

Exercise 1: squats (variations: regular, with releve, with weights, with jumps)
20 seconds squats, 10 seconds rest (8X)
1 minute rest

Exercise 2: Burpees (regular, with releve, with jumps, or on one leg- remember to alternate legs every 20 seconds if you choose this advanced option)
20 seconds burpees, 10 seconds rest (8X)
1 minute rest

Exercise 3: Elbow to knee (you can do from a deep second position plie and lean sideways, or you can do with legs more parallel and twist and lean forward with the arms and legs)
20 seconds elbow to knee, 10 seconds rest (8X)
1 minute rest

Exercise 4: Lunges (I suggest alternating forward and side each 20 seconds, but do all forward or all side if you prefer- options are stepping into lunge and back to center, or jumping for the forward lunges, or just leaning side to side instead of bringing legs in for side lunges)
20 seconds lunge, 10 seconds rest (8X)
1 minute rest

FINALLY: you can choose up to four more exercises (sit ups, push ups, planks, plies, jetes, etc) and do the same thing for a MAXIMUM total of 8 exercises, 40 minutes maximum total for this workout.
Please email or call the studio if you have any questions – I will get back with an answer.

Strengthening Exercises 1 (w/Wendy)

Strengthening Exercises 1 | Approx. 10 minutes

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Lesson Notes:
This is the first of many strengthening/stretching videos for my jazz classes. Thanks to my assistant Opal, and NO THANKS to TBone who was in the other room eating a shoe.

Supplies needed for this exercise series: weights (creatively chosen or regular hand weights, I have examples in the video).

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