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JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY

Jazz dance builds creative expression while developing rhythm and proper technique. Contemporary dance encourage dancers to move in new and unconventional ways, while expanding their storytelling abilities and performance skills. We offer jazz and contemporary dance classes for all ages and levels.

Jazz and Contemporary Classes

 

Fundamentals of Contemporary/Lyrical – Ages 7-10

Mondays. 9/14 -12/7.  3:30PM – 4:30PM

Combining elements of modern, jazz and ballet, this expressive class challenges new and returning dancers to move in new and unconventional ways. Through a series of technique exercises, improvisation scores, and combinations, students will expand their storytelling abilities while simultaneously building strength, improving understanding of dynamic alignment, and developing fluidity and grace.

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Int/Adv Contemporary/Lyrical – Ages 11-17

Mondays. 9/14 -12/7.  4:45PM – 5:45PM

Combining elements of modern, jazz and ballet, this expressive class challenges beginning and intermediate and advanced dancers to move in new and unconventional ways. Through a series of technique exercises, improvisation scores, and combinations, students will expand their storytelling abilities while simultaneously building strength, improving understanding of dynamic alignment, and developing fluidity and grace.

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Fundamentals of Jazz Dance – Ages 7-10

Thursdays. 9/17 -12/10.  4:45PM – 5:45PM

Learn the basic skills and terminology of jazz dance in this dynamic introductory class. Students will be lead through warm-up, stretching, and conditioning exercises at the start of class, followed by exercises in the center of the floor and traveling across the floor. A short combination may be taught at the end of class. Build creative expression through dance while developing proper technique and alignment, and connecting rhythm to movement.

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Beg/Int Jazz Dance – Ages 11-17

Tuesdays. 9/15 -12/8.  4:45PM – 5:45PM

With an emphasis on the development of proper technique, alignment, and rhythmic connection of movement to music, this dynamic class reinforces the building blocks and terminology of jazz dance. Students will be led through warm-up, stretching, and conditioning exercises at the start of class, followed by exercises in the center of the floor and traveling across the floor. A short combination may be taught at the end of class.

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Turns & Jumps

Ages 7 – 10: Fridays. 9/18 -12/11.  3:30PM – 4:30PM

Ages 11 – 17: Fridays. 9/18 -12/11.  4:45PM – 5:45PM

Students will work to improve their technique in leaps, jumps, and turns found in multiple dance styles including but not limited to ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Develop the strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance required to properly execute many turns and jumps.

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