Jazz is an upbeat, energizing style of dance, that takes technical elements of ballet, fast footwork of tap, and some of the move and groove from hip hop! While jazz can be fun, we do also emphasize technique; pointed toes, proper positioning, flexibility, core strength, and more. Styles can range from Broadway style jazz to Street jazz. Dancers work with age appropriate choreography to gain an understanding of proper jazz technique.
Elementary Jazz Age Requirements:
Dancer must have completed Combo curriculum or equivalent for entry to this class and is for dancers ages 7-10. This is NOT a beginner class. Dancers must be at least 7 by September 1st, and going into 2nd grade. All participants must have prior experience.
2023-24 Elementary Jazz Schedule:
Monday 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Wednesday Group A 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday Group B 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(Additional classes may be added. *A/B groupings are used to maintain class size. Days and times are subject to change.)
ALL OTHER LEVELS (3 & UP) ARE BY PLACEMENT ONLY - PLEASE CONTACT MS. RHONDA
Our year long curriculum is based on a 34-week season, which includes class instruction, dress rehearsal time, and picture day. Season 11 begins on Friday, September 8th, 2023.
Jazz Dress Code:
Dancers should wear any color leotard or tights, ballet skirt and spandex shorts are optional. Form-fitting shirts are okay, but should cover torso entirely and not be played with or adjusted during class. Tan jazz shoes are required, and should be purchased from a dance store, such as Definitely Dance in Exton, to ensure proper color and fit. Boys should wear black jazz shoes, black leggings, jazz pants, or spandex dance shorts with a white or plain black or TTL t-shirt that is not too loose. Long hair should be securely tied back.