Jazz dance explores the dynamics of style inspired by jazz and popular music. It teaches correct body alignment, the stretch and flex of muscles and creates an understanding of movement and style through progressive patterns of motion.
Level I (2nd/3rd Grade):
Students learn the basic elements of Jazz dance while incorporating rhythm, repetition, movement steps and center combinations.
Level II (4th/5th Grade):
Continuing the basics from level I, dancers will continue to learn at the beginning and intermediate level rhythm, repetition, moving combinations and center combinations.
Level III (6th-8th Grade):
Intermediate level III dancers will begin to explore jazz isolations, stamina exercises, combination steps and center combinations on quicker paced instruction while learning to retain more demanding movement.
Level IV (9th-Adult):
Our advanced dancers will begin every class with an extensive warm up session including stamina exercises, isolations, turn combinations, leap combinations, center combinations and more! This fast paced class is full of energy and fun!
-Jazz level I students must wear a solid colored leotard, tan tights and black jazz shoes. Dance shorts are allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back off the neck and out of the face.
-Jazz level II & III students must wear a solid black leotard, tan tights and black jazz shoes. Dance shorts are allowed. Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun with pins and a hairnet in order to participate in class.
-Jazz level IV students must wear a solid black leotard, tan tights and tan jazz shoes. Black dance shorts are allowed. Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun with pins and a hairnet in order to participate in class.
*Students MUST be enrolled in Ballet to take Jazz III & IV