Executive Director of Just for Kix
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.
30 Techniques, Drills and Exercises for Your High Kick Routinesby Cindy Clough24,95 $
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.24,95 $
30 Techniques, Drills and Exercises for Your Jazz Dance Routinesby Cindy Clough24,95 $Set the tone for your practices and performances with these tips from noted dance coach Cindy Clough. She discusses a variety of topics including how to prepare your dancers for the pressures of a competition, "cleaning" your routines and projecting power during a performance.
In this dance coaching video course, Coach Clough and the Just for Kix team demonstrate and teach more than 20 turns, jumps and leaps you can use to add style and power to your team's jazz dance routines. Each segment shows you how to perform each move, common errors to look for and correct, and full speed and slow motion modeling of each turn, jump and leap.
Additionally, the Coach Clough demonstrates a core building drill you can use to create competition-like pressure during practice and ten ab exercises you can use to build core strength.
This course is a surefire way to help you improve the technical aspects of your team's jazz routines!!