Our classes in Jazz stretch across many styles including but not limiting to Classical Broadway, Lyrical, and Contemporary. You may experience isolations, alternating weight patterns, offline exploration, Broadway combinations in the style of Fosse, de Mille etc., character development, dramatic turns, jumps and floor work. Typically class will begin with a core based warm up, a series of stretches, technical drilling, jazz progressions and conclude with a fun jazz combination to any age/style appropriate music. Basic jazz levels 1, 2, and 3 are the foundation levels of jazz technique. We recommend that jazz 1 students take 1 class a week, jazz 2 dancers take 2 classes a week, and jazz 3 dancers take 3 classes a week. The Intermediate jazz classes are designed to give more advanced dancers (dancers who have typically taken 3 years of jazz) a challenge.
A high energy upbeat class practiced and performed with all types of music but typically Pop, R&B, and age appropriate Hip Hop. Dancers 8 – 12 will enjoy movement and lyrics that have been carefully selected to avoid themes that are inappropriate for this age. Ages 13+ will explore more movement possibilities, but with music and movement choices that are still sensitive to the young person. Our Hip Hop classes explore movement through methods such as isolation work, breaking, popping/locking, and choreography incorporating club and street movement as it blends with Jazz, African etc. Each instructor will fuse their personality into class. This is an aerobic and relaxed atmosphere, enjoy yourself.
Pre-Ballet Tap Combination Class
This class includes pre-ballet skills that mimic playground skills like walking, running, galloping, marching, skipping, leaping, and twirling followed by imaginative theater games. The second part of the class focuses on simple tapping with percussive elements.
Ballet Tap Combination Class
This is a traditional tap class that combines various genres of jazz and music that often reflects Disney and Broadway Theater with an emphasis on presentation. Basic ballet fundamentals are also covered to give the dancer a full range of movement experience.
Basic Tap Class
Basic percussive tapping that includes Hollywood-style contemporary tap.
Adult/Teen Tap Class
Video and Hollywood style contemporary tap and percussive methods with a sort of ghetto style and an emphasis on popular music. This class is aerobic and demanding.