CLI Studios Partnership Program Class Preview
CLI Studios works with over 100 world-renowned choreographers and dance educators to keep your teachers and dancers inspired throughout the year. Our Studio Partnership Program includes hundreds of hours of continuing education videos in every level and style of dance for your entire staff, giving them access to warm-ups, across the floor combinations, choreography, tips and techniques, and music playlists throughout the year. Our Partnership Program also allows you to offer master classes directly to your students from So You Think You Can Dance choreographers through the use of a TV or Projector at your studio.
Lesson Planning for Your Entire Staff
Every week our Members get 2-3 new videos to help with lesson planning, choreography, music selection, and more. These videos never expire, so you can watch them again and again as you prepare for your classes throughout the year. Check out a few of our videos below, featuring some of our amazing educators and top professionals in the industry!
Learn basic Hip-Hop Grooves with tWitch!
CLI Studios co-founder tWitch is one of the most well-known hip-hop choreographers around the world. When tWitch isn't on The Ellen Show or So You Think You Can Dance, he's in the studio with us creating inspiring new videos for our Studio Partners around the world.
In this video, tWitch will teach you the basics of "down grooves" by explaining the mechanics of the movement, and then putting together the basics in a combination your teachers can use in class!
Develop Your Creative Movement Program with Julie Kay!
Teaching young dancers the basics of movement is one of the most important aspects of running your studio. It's the first step in the process of creating the next generation of amazing dancers but can be tough to keep fresh, inspiring, and fun. That's why CLI Studios has partnered with Julie Kay Stallcup, providing you with great tips and techniques for teaching younger dancers every month. When you join the CLI Studios Partnership Program, you get access to Julie Kay's resources and more!
In this video, join Julie as she guides you through a jazz syllabus for your beginner dancers. Take on various pivot turns, the box step, lindy hops, and more as she demonstrates effective teaching techniques with the help of four young dancers.
Challenge Your Students with Complex Combo Classes.
With over 250 hours of specially curated content, combo classes of various styles and levels make up a big part of CLI Studios programming. Teddy Forance (CLI co-founder) has designed many challenging contemporary classes that you can either use to prep for your classes ahead of time, or give directly to your dancers. Teddy started his professional career at just 17 years old and some of his credits include Celine Dion’s Taking Chances Tour, Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Usher and Florence + the Machine, and more.
In this video, Teddy asks you to take your time and let your body settle within the choreography. As the music builds, reflect this through more expansive and full-body movements.
Science-based stretching program from Performing Arts Medicine Specialist, Jennie Morton!
Don’t carry today’s baggage into tomorrow’s class! CLI Studios is excited to partner with Jennie Morton (Performing Arts Medicine Specialist, Osteopath, MS Psychology) to offer our Studio Partners this science-based, full-body stretching course. In this comprehensive 13-part series, Jennie goes deep into the body with the anatomical reasons for safe stretching, self-care and daily routines, setting goals for different bodies, the ego and stretching, glorification of hypermobility, injury risk window, and more.
Get your dancers ready for pointe work with this comprehensive 8-part course!
Join Melissa Sandvig, Jennie Morton, and principal dancer Jordan DePina in this teacher training course for ballet dancers. Begin the course with a discussion on best practices for pointe and how you know your dancers are ready for pointe shoes. From there, jump into pre-pointe strengthening classes before putting on your shoes and hitting the barre! At the barre, get ready for pointe exercises for everyone from your beginner levels to your advanced dancers. After that, move into the center for some progressive pointe work, conditioning, and one part dedicated specifically to turns on pointe!
Teacher Training with industry leader Acrobatic Arts!
Acrobatic Arts mission is to set the standard of excellence in education among dance instructors in order to promote technique and progressions in acrobatic dance safely. With the growing trend of acrobatic tricks in dance styles such as contemporary, hip-hop, and jazz, this information is valuable even to studios without a dedicated acro dance program. CLI Studios partners with Acrobatic Arts to bring our Members monthly livestreams with the ability to ask the Acrobatic Arts team questions in real-time!
Still have questions? We're here to help!
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