School of Dance Arts

School of Dance Arts

School of Dance Arts

School of Dance Arts

School of Dance Arts



Jazz

(2nd grade and up)

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty. Ballet is highly recommended for jazz dancers.

(Each child is individually placed in a particular class level based on previous experience and training.)