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Jazz

Level: Pre-School/Children/Teen/Adult

Jazz combines many dance styles and techniques including ethnic dance, social dance and ballet.


Tippy Toes (3-4yrs)

Bring your attitude to these creative movement jazz classes which invite children to dance through the use of fun, rhythm games, and storytelling. Scarves, bean bags, hula hoops, and fans are used to enhance the child's exploration of shape, level, and the dynamics of movement.

Intro to Jazz (5-6 yrs)

Jazz is an exciting and ever-evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. this class will introduce students ages 5-6 years to many jazz styles. Class will focus on teaching basic body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and will layer jazz style over the traditional technique of ballet.

Jazz 1 (7+ yrs)

Classes start with a warm-up including technique (plie, tendu, etc.) stretching and strengthening. Across the floor skills are taught and perfected as well as a combination to primarily pop music.

Jazz 2 & 3 (9+ yrs)

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes proper warm up-, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations.

Jazz Funk (8+ yrs)

Combines the study of traditional jazz and today's video jazz dance styles as seen in music videos by such recording artists as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Jazz dance gives the student flexibility, strength, and understanding of body alignment.

Open Teen/Adult Jazz

A beginner-to-intermediate level class that will get you moving and in shape. This fun and energized class offers stretch and jazz progressions.