Jazz

As a student progresses through the levels of Jazz study, he or she will focus on breathing, basic stretches, isolations and walks. The student will advance into combinations with stress on proper technique. The fundamentals of strong Jazz technique will be learned through proper body placement and strength, as the fluidity and smoothness of movements and transitions increase. As dancers advance, they learn difficult skills like pirouette turns, leaps, jumps and floor work. Students gain a working knowledge of terminology, as well as its accurate execution, as they learn to enjoy this expressive form of dance.

Class Information

All Jazz students are required to wear dance attire (i.e. leotard, tights, dance pants) and black Jazz shoes. Adults may wear comfortable exercise attire, if attending the Adult class. Slip-on Jazz shoes (no laces) are required for Level III and up. Hair should be pulled back off of the face (i.e. pony tail). No jewelry. No gum.

Level

Age Guideline

Class Level Details

II
7-12 years Beginner
III
10+ years

Intermediate

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Previous Jazz II study

IV
12+ years

Intermediate/Advanced

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Teacher Approval

Previous Jazz III study

V
12+ years

Advanced

Teacher Approval

Must be currently enrolled in a Ballet class

Previous Jazz IV study

AD
Teen / Adult

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