Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.
- Ballet / Tap / Jazz
This combination class starts with tots at age 3 with First Steps, and progresses through petites, juniors, and advanced level classes. First Steps introduces 3-5 year olds to ballet and tap, including lower body technique, basic steps and vocabulary. Petites picks up with older kids ages 5 to 9, and builds on the skills developed in First Steps, plus introduces Jazz techniques such as spotting, leaping, center control, and turning. We continue training with Juniors ages 9 to 11, and begin more advanced techniques starting at age 12.
- Competition Petite Ballet/ Tap/ Jazz
For 5-7 year olds, this 90 minute class represents Showtime Productions in both regional and national dance competitions. Must have First Steps Ballet/Tap/Jazz class to be selected.
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