When going across the floor, it is important to practice the right and left iterations of skills (one sided dancers= one minded dancers).
Once students are ready to layer more challenging sequences to their progressions, alternate sides within the progressions.
Here are some basic examples for alternating phrasing:
- Chasse Step Right Grand Jete, Chasse Step Left Grand Jete
- Chaine Right, Chaine Right, Chaine Left, Chaine Right
- Right Double Pullback, Left Double Pullback
When introducing more complex across the floor patterns and sequencing, use movements and phrasing that work both sides of the body.
This enhances the students’ well rounded presence and improves their ability to sequence and shift direction/focus.