Magazine article Dance Spirit

Get Your Pom On

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Get Your Pom On

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The University of Memphis Dance Team won the 2012 Universal Dance Association Division 1A Hip-Hop Championship title and earned second place in the pom division.

1 Stand with your feet together in parallel and your arms in a half T.

6 Do one chug in place, keeping your right foot popped and your left hand on your hip. Swing your right arm down to a low V.

7 and Jump out to a small runner's lunge on the left diagonal. Pop your back (right) foot as you swing your right arm forward in a counterclockwise circle. Release your head back on "and."

8 Bend both knees in parallel second, bringing your chest and poms down to your left knee with your elbows out and your head down, in line with your spine.

4 Step out with your right foot, turning your body to face the right side, as you swing your left arm down and around to extend straight out in front of you. Look straight ahead and keep your right hand on your hip.

5 Stepping onto your left foot, pivot over your left shoulder to face the left side, pliéing on your left leg while bringing your right foot to parallel coupé. Shoot both arms out in front of you to candlestick position.

and Straighten your legs, bringing your feet together, and pull both arms to your chest in dagger position.

and 2 Slice your arms down to your sides and ball-change your right foot back, staying in parallel.

3 Battement your right leg to the side and swing your arms up to an L (your left arm next to your ear and your right arm to the side, making a 90-degree angle)

4 Bring both feet together in parallel while swinging your arms down to your sides. …

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