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.


Age Guideline

Class Level Details

5-8 years Entry Level Foundation Jazz Class

Recommended for students with previous Ballet experience

7-9 years Beginner

Previous Foundation Study

9-12 years Beginner/Intermediate

Previous Jazz I Study

12+ years Intermediate/Advanced

Previous Jazz II Study