Varsity Skills/Benchmarks

Varsity Strength/Flexibility Benchmarks in Dance Conditioning Block

  • Accomplishment of all JV requirements with a higher level of performance, character, and effect generated through use of space, time and energy.
  • Standing Backbend, including one-legged
  • Splits in multiple directions (left, right, center)
  • Heel Stretch, “Bow and Arrow”, Scorpion
  • Headstands, Handstands
  • Cartwheels, Arial’s

Varsity Movement Skills in Center

  • Accomplishment of all JV requirements with a higher level of performance, character, and effect generated through use of space, time and energy.
  • Plie Exercise (Exploration of Third and Fourth positions and various upper body contributions)
  • Tendu/Degage/Battelment Exercise
  • Port de Bras

Varsity Movement Skills Across the Floor

  • Accomplishment of all JV requirements with a higher level of performance, character, and effect generated through use of space, time and energy.
  • Skill building exercises containing multiple levels, steps and foot patterns exploring changes in direction
  • Show-based combinations containing up to 4 different moves or patterns.

Varsity Benchmarks in Flag Basics Block (All Skills Both Sides)

  • Accomplishment of all JV requirements with a higher level of performance, body control, hand placement accuracy and effect generated through use of space, time and energy.
  • JV tosses with turn arounds, behind the back and under the leg catches, and advanced set ups and releases
  • 45 Tosses from various set ups, hand placement on pole

Varsity Benchmarks in Weapon Basics Block (All Skills Both Sides)

  • Accomplishment of all JV requirements with a higher level of performance, body control, hand placement accuracy and effect generated through use of space, time and energy.
  • Wrist Rotations
  • Spin Exercise (3 sets of 8’s and 1 set of 50)
  • Around the Worlds (New Advanced Version)
  • Short Stops (Rifle Only)
  • Backhands
  • Singles Exercise (Boluga, 3 Plane Singles)
  • Rifles Tosses up to 5’s with variations on body (including turn arounds) and catches (including behind the back/under the leg) for ensemble moment; Solo moment 6’s and 7’s; right hand triples
  • Saber Tosses up to 5’s with variations on body (including turn arounds) and catches (including behind the back/under the leg) for ensemble moments; 6’s/7’s for Solo moments; right hand quads
  • 45 releases
  • Additional advanced releases (behind the back/head, etc.)