Jazz

WEAD Jazz Dance Classes

Basic Modern/Jazz (ages 9-12)

An introductory level of the basic movements and techniques of modern and jazz dance. Proper posture, alignment and musicality is taught through classic dance warm ups, stretching, across the floor and center combinations.

Friday
6:15 - 7:15

*Jazz I (ages 10+)

A high-energy class that focuses on rhythm, isolations and style. Students will develop a foundation of basic jazz techniques including jumps, pirouettes, across the floor progressions and stylized movement.

Thursday
5:15 - 6:15

**Jazz II (ages 11+)

This intermediate jazz technique class includes a full warm up, across the floor progressions and stylized movement focusing on musicality, quality of movement and expression. This class gives students a thorough grounding in jazz terminology and technique, while giving them an opportunity to grow as performers.

Wednesday
7:15 – 8:15

**Jazz III (ages 13+)

This advanced jazz technique class offers students an opportunity to push themselves technically, while further developing their performative range and individual artistic voice. The warm-up and progressions use classic jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment and performance.

Thursday
8:15 – 9:15

**Teen Jazz (ages 13+)

An accelerated intermediate level class that explores classic jazz isolations, proper warm up and stretching, across the floor progressions, and phrase work to practice learning choreography. This class is designed for the teen dancer with little or no prior experience.

Monday
8:15 - 9:15

Street Jazz (ages 13+)

Street Jazz is a culmination of jazz dance and hip hop. This class will focus on "music video" style dance. It includes a traditional isolation warmup, stretching, center and across the floor technique, and ends with a combination. Street Jazz is about dance progressions, coordination, sass, and personal style. We'll work in jazz shoes and character heels. Come ready to work hard, sweat, and have fun!

Wednesday
8:15 - 9:15

*Must be enrolled in ballet
**Instructor or director placement