5th-8th Grade Jazz
With African American roots and born during the jazz music age, Jazz dance is an earthy form of dance. While much of ballet technique can be spotted in a Jazz class, the execution is looser, heavier and left more to the dancers' interpretation. Jazz can take on different styles such as Musical Theatre, Funk, Modern, Broadway or Ethnic. Students enrolled in Jazz benefit from training in Ballet, but learn individuality and emotional execution in a Jazz class.
Class Key Features and Benefits:
- Technical skills in center floor and across-the-floor are introduced and drilled
- Choreography is taught and reviewed at the end of class to challenge dancer retention
- Technical difficulty is increased throughout the year as dancers master current skills
- Class Observation without disruption through Closed Circuit Television
- Class performs in both the winter and spring recitals
*Leotard, or form fitting tank/tee in Black, Eggplant/Plum, Turquoise.
*Tight crops/long sports bras in above colors may be worn, but only with high waisted bottoms.
*Booty shorts, form fitting capris or leggings in Black may be worn.
*Tights should be worn under anything where the legs are exposed.
*A thin long sleeve shirt may be worn in the cooler months in the above colors.
*Tan slip-on jazz shoes.
*Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured with headband, barrettes or bobby-pins).
*Solid tee in Black, Turquoise or White
*Black shorts or straight leg exercise pants/sweatpants.
*Black slip on jazz shoes.
Any color jazz shoe or dance sock may be worn to class. (Dance socks MUST be laundered on a regular basis - NO STREET SOCKS will be allowed as they are dangerous.)