Jazz & Tap
Jazz and Tap dance forms are popular with students of all ages. Both forms are infused with syncopated rhythms and encourage improvisation. As students progress through the various levels, they build greater dexterity and coordination. Their sense of rhythm becomes more finely honed, and they discover that their strength and speed can increase with each hour of practice.
Jazz & Tap (5.5 - 7 years)
Students work on the rhythmic styles of jazz and tap. With training in foundational technical elements and footwork such as turns, extensions, jumps and leaps, and tap rhythms and patterns, this class sets our students up for success by laying the groundwork in correct technique and form to be able to take on more challenging movements as they progress. (Ballet is recommended when taking this class, but not required.)
Class length: 45 mins (Combo)
Jazz & Tap (8 - 10 years)
Students in this cohort train in the rhythmic styles of jazz and tap. Classes consist of warm-up, center, and across the floor training. Proper terminology and musicality is stressed. In Jazz, students learn and practice various footwork, transitions, turns, kicks, jumps and leaps. In Tap, students learn and practice a variety of rhythmic steps and heel/toe combinations. As they build strength and mobility students begin to work on more challenging steps such as shuffles, flaps, time steps, drawbacks, and cramp rolls. (Ballet is required for the jazz component but not tap. If students are interested in jazz elements without the ballet, then we recommend students look into our hip hop program.)
Class lengths: 60 mins (Jazz), 45 mins (Tap), 60 mins (Combo)
Jazz & Tap (11 - 13 years)
Students in this cohort train in the rhythmic styles of jazz and tap. Classes consist of warm-up, center, and across the floor training. In Jazz, students continue to build strength and good form with core moves and work on more advanced levels of turns, kicks, jumps and slides. As they progress, students focus on making their dance expression more dynamic. In Tap, students continue working their heel/toe combinations and steps such as shuffles, flaps, time steps, drawbacks, cramp rolls. As they progress, they begin working more complicated rhythmic combinations that include pullbacks and wings. Students team up to master new moves and execute choreography. All skill levels welcome. Lessons plans will be designed according to the skill level of each group.
Class lengths: 60 mins (Jazz), 45 mins (Tap)
Encore Dance Company
(7 - 13 years)
Are you ready for something more advanced and want to take your dance training to the next level? Learn more about our Encore Dance Company where students get opportunities to perform in the community and participate in competitions during the school year session.
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