When it comes to technique, attention to detail can separate your squad from the pack. This collection of instructional dance team coaching videos provides the framework for teaching dancers great technique for high kicking!
Coach Cindy Clough teaches and demonstrates how to tighten connections, and provides drills and tips for making your movements sharp, quick and in synch. Ten types of kicks are shown, from basic moves like the open kick and straight kick to more advanced moves like popping fans and the Just For Kix original "Kixster Kick". Clough also shows common technique errors and things to look for that when corrected will sharpen your performance.
Clough advocates staying in great shape in order to be able to perform routines with stamina. Her dancers demonstrate a cardio endurance drill that simulates a performance without needing a fully choreographed routine and will help make your routines look effortless. In addition, this drill saves practice time because you're working on endurance and dance technique at the same time. The course also features nearly 20 drills and stretching exercises to lengthen muscles and maximize your dancers' flexibility.
Increase the power and height of your kicks and jumps and reduce injuries! The course includes several drills and exercises designed to build strength in the quad muscles, glutes and core while reinforcing technique.
|2||Connections Drill 00:42|
|3||Intro to Technique 00:50|
|5||Tendu (Points) - Passés (Knee) - Waist High Kicks 01:35|
|6||Arranging Dancers 00:36|
|7||Open Kick Demonstration 00:34|
|8||Common Issues for High Kickers 01:36|
|9||Kixter Kick 01:00|
|10||Fan Kick 00:49|
|11||Open Kick 00:56|
|13||Straight Kick 00:37|
|14||Développé - Flick Kick 00:45|
|15||Curl Kick 00:31|
|16||Cancan Variation 00:26|
|17||Popping Fans 00:21|
|18||Harness Drill (On Shoulders) 00:30|
|19||Harness Drill (On Waist) 00:46|
|20||Kick Timing Drill 00:56|
|22||Rehearse Recovery 00:47|
|23||Intro to Endurance 01:54|
|24||Endurance Drill 02:42|
|25||Intro to Strength 01:16|
|26||Battement Across the Floor 01:09|
|27||Straight Kicks Across the Floor 00:26|
|28||Open Kicks Across the Floor 00:20|
|29||Fan Kicks Across the Floor 00:41|
|30||High Kicks Across the Floor 00:31|
|31||Strengthening Exercise Across the Floor 00:41|
|32||Combo Drill Across the Floor 01:07|
|33||Quad Muscle Exercise 01:03|
|34||Quad Muscle Exercise Lying on Floor 00:35|
|35||Quad Muscle Exercise Standing Up 01:42|
|36||Intro to Flexibility & Stretching 02:28|
|37||Flexibility Exercise at Barre 00:27|
|38||Butterfly Stretch 01:19|
|39||Pike Stretch 01:08|
|40||Straddle Stretch 01:15|
|41||Oversplit Stretch 00:51|
|42||Center Oversplit Stretch 00:44|
|43||Straddle Stretch Against Wall 00:44|
|44||Stretch and Strengthening Drill at Barre 01:38|
Cindy Clough, Just for Kix Executive Director & Brainerd (MN) High School Dance Coach, brings more than 30 years of expertise to this video. Clough helped choreograph the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl. She has also directed and choreographed half-time performances at the Freedom Bowl, Hall of Fame Bowl, Orange Bowl, Citrus Bowl and Outback Bowl.
Just for Kix oversees precision dance team programs involving 18,000 elementary, middle school, junior high and high school dancers in over 150 communities in seven Midwestern states.
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