Jazz Isolation Routine

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Right Rib Cage Isolation

Rib cage isolation
Rib cage isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

Isolation exercises should be incorporated into your jazz warm-up routine. Isolations warm up specific body parts as well as improve coordination. By practicing isolating certain parts of the body, you will learn how to move different parts of the body at the same time while remaining in control. Isolations require both control and flexibility. Try to practice them every day.

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with arms rounded.
  • Without moving your waist, slide your rib cage to the right as far as is comfortable. (Use your hands to feel and move the ribs if necessary.)
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.

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Left Rib Cage Isolation

Rib cage isolation
Rib cage isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with arms rounded.
  • Without moving your waist, slide your rib cage to the left as far as is comfortable. (Use your hands to feel and move the ribs if necessary.)
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.

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Right Head Isolation

Head isolation
Head isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with our arms slightly rounded.
  • While holding your shoulders down, slowly tilt your head to the right.
  • Concentrate on keeping your shoulders even, only moving your head.

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Left Head Isolation

Head isolation
Head isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with our arms slightly rounded.
  • While holding your shoulders down, slowly tilt your head to the left.
  • Concentrate on keeping your shoulders even, only moving your head.

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Back Head Isolation

Head isolation
Head isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with our arms slightly rounded.
  • While holding your shoulders down, slowly tilt your head to the back.
  • Concentrate on keeping your shoulders even, only moving your head.

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Front Head Isolation

Head isolation
Head isolation. Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with your arms slightly rounded.
  • While holding your shoulders down, slowly tilt your head to the front.
  • Concentrate on keeping your shoulders even, only moving your head.

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Right Hip Isolation

Hip isolation
Hip isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Allow your arms to hang softly by your sides.
  • Without moving your shoulders or rib cage, push your hips to the right as far as is comfortable.
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.

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Left Hip Isolation

Hip isolation
Hip isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Allow your arms to hang softly by your sides.
  • Without moving your shoulders or rib cage, push your hips to the right as far as is comfortable.
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.

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Outward Chest isolation

Chest isolation
Chest isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in the second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with arms rounded.
  • Without moving your hips or shoulders, push your chest outward as far as is comfortable. (You should feel your back arching.)
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.

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Inward Chest Isolation

Chest isolation
Chest isolation. Photo © Tracy Wicklund

  • Stand in second position, feet parallel.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Place your hands on your hips with arms rounded.
  • Without moving your hips or shoulders, contract your chest inward as far as is comfortable. (You should feel your abs contracting.)
  • Keep your shoulders still and square to the front.