This high-energy dance has a liveliness that sets it apart from traditional dance forms, such as classical ballet. Like jazz music, jazz dance features improvisation. It has been featured on hit TV shows, such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “World of Dance”. Jazz has numerous styles under its umbrella ranging from lyrical and contemporary, to urban funk and musical theatre. It’s a dance form that can tap into your most energetic moods with all its versatility.
The warm-up will focus on stretching, aligning, strengthing, and conditioning your body. Included in the warm-up are exercises for the development of a solid dance foundation, which will include basic jazz movements that will later be incorporated into dance combinations. Across the floor, progressions will include style and technique designed to develop and push the student’s level. Dance combinations will also be taught in class which will be an accumulation of all the elements to test each dancer’s coordination, memory, and technique.
- Female dancers must have their hair pulled back away from the face and secured neatly into a ponytail.
- You will need your Jazz shoes for your Jazz Class.
- Dancers may not wear jewelry, other than pierced ear studs during training.
- You must be courteous, respectful, and polite to all officials, hosts, teachers, and coaches. It’s important to be on your best behavior. Encourage and compliment other dancers in the class.