30 Techniques, Drills and Exercises for Your High Kick Routinesby Cindy Clough
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.
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.