Jazz is a fun dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. Jazz dancers mix different styles into their dancing, incorporating their own expression. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions.
Level I (ages 7-9): Beginner classes for students with little or no previous dance experience. Learn basic traditional technique and vocabulary; terminology, body positions and stretching in each dance discipline. A strong ballet foundation is critical to becoming a truly fine dancer in any dance form.
Level II (ages 10-12): Beginner/intermediate classes for students with two or more years of Level I dance experience. The focus will be on traditional technique, vocabulary, terminology, stretch and strength training.
Level III (ages 12-14 or by Audition): Intermediate/advanced class for dancers with two or more years of Level II dance experience. Should know the basic technique and terminology and demonstrate each with good form. A good working knowledge of leaps, turns (inside/outside pirouettes) and floor combinations is expected. Should be able to create own choreography to share with the group.
Level IV (by Audition): For the serious advanced student who have taken four or more years of dance and at least two years Level III dance experience and are committed to attending workshops and competitions. Must have a good attendance record from previous years.
Required Attire for Jazz: Black or Tan jazz shoes, basic leotard, tights, jazz pants, camisole tops and shorts.