JAZZ

OVERVIEW

Jazz is one of the most popluar forms of dance for a dancer to train in, and experience. This art form tends to appeals many dancers due to its energy, variety, and vitality. Jazz classes explore both contemporary and classic jazz elements that draws inspiration from a wide range of music including today’s top hits to jazz, swing, blues, soul and funk. All Jazz classes follow a specific technique & CPAA syllabus designed to build strong dancers who understand where the roots of jazz come from, allowing them to grow into the contemporary realm of jazz while maintaining the integrating of the art. Classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor, and culminates in extended dance combinations. The movement explores a range of styles in both lyrical and percussive disciplines with a focus on jazz elements such as isolations, swing, and rhythm. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical and passionate.

ELEMENTS
  • Warm-Up
  • Technique
  • Across the floor
  • Combinations
LEVELS
  • Levels I-IV
PRE REC
  • Must master skill sets required in each level prior to moving up. All upper level classes must have instructor approval
WHAT TO WEAR?
  • TOPS
  • Dance tops, leotard, fitted top
  • BOTTOMS
  • Bike shorts or leggins
  • SHOES
  • Tan or black jazz shoes
  • HAIR
  • Tied back in a bun or ponytail