LEVEL II AGES 6-8, 8-10 LEVEL III 11+
Level II Ages 6-8, 8-10, Level III 11+: Some ballet technique and training is suggested. Jazz is a structured style of dance and is seen in many Broadway shows. Our Jazz program starts with a warm-up that incorporates stretching and isolations. Students learn jazz technique, terms, combinations, jumps and turns as well as an introduction to different Jazz styles including lyrical, theatre (Fosse), and pop. Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities.