Jazz is an umbrella term that refers to several related dance styles including roots from tap, ballet, jazz music and African-American rhythms and dance.
Jazz dance evolved from a number of influences including Vaudeville and Broadway. Notable choreographers and dancers of jazz dance include Katherine Dunham, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse and Gus Giordano.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.
Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer.
Curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combos.
Tap will music with your feet! Students develop a repertoire of technical elements, rhythmic footwork creative combinations and challenging beats. Tap, as a dance form, is distinguished
by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Some examples of the steps are brush, flap, shuffle and ball change.
Acro will focus on floor and mat skills combining dance and gymnastics. Students will progress from basic to advanced techniques using controlled moves such as walkovers,
handstands and chest rolls, students are taught how to connect skills to Jazz. Gymnastics passes, flexibility moves and contortionist moves are put together with dance steps and choreography.