Characteristics: Students has the correct arm movements and head is faced up rather than looking down! Also, when landing student bends knees to help her ending.
What to change: Once the student is in the air she needs to point her toes sharply rather than a relaxed position. When landing the student needs to land with her legs together rather than apart. Finally, after the landing the student needs to pop back up with her arms at her side in a sharp manner.
Cues: "Point Toes", "Snap Up"
The Stage of the dancer’s demonstration “the leap” is movement in a beginner stage.
The Stage Characteristics; The leap is typical of beginning dance or a cheerleading move that you would see at a pee wee or JV football game half time routine.
1. The first feature of the overall movement is to overcompensate for the lift with the prepping on the arms. Amateurs don’t yet realize that by utilizing the legs the arms are really secondary movers.
2. The landing indicates the lack of spatial awareness or body position expectation that the dancer is and should be in.
3. The movement should end with a hold or pause indicating to the audience that the performance is over rather than just falling away.
What to change;
1. I would change this image by suggesting that the dancer bend her knees to load the Achilles and Quadriceps before the leap then pointing the toes through second position flexion. I would highly emphasize the dancer land toe, ball heel to avoid landing on the heels and injuring her spine,moreover absorbing shock and not causing her torso to hyper flex forward.
2. The dancer should land in first position with no turn out. The video omits this.
3. The dancer shoulders should be back to open up the chest aka "Dancers Square," by doing this she will open the move up to her audience and project strength thru her core.
4. The dancer has extensive forward flexion in her downward acceleration this could be avoided with tightened abdominals.
5. Follow the leap through with the landing, hold the pose!
Cue : Land toe, ball heel for safety.
-When in air, arms should be up in a high V
-Toes need to be pointed strongly when in air
-Feet should be together when landing
-Arms should be placed strongly at side when landing
-Arms and legs are very loose the whole time
What to change: Need strong arm placements and land with arms and legs together
Cue: "HIT high V, land together!"
Written Analysis: Analyze the following