Born out of African dance, American tap dance, ballet and theatre, jazz dance is a vernacular form that places a strong emphasis on musicality, rhythm and dynamic movement. Classes in The School draw from a variety of historical and contemporary jazz styles including Broadway Jazz and influences from the techniques of Cole, Dunham, Fosse, Giordano, and Luigi. In all levels students will be encouraged to develop their artistic voice through the lens of popular music and a variety of movement styles, while also honoring the history of the form and its roots. Classes begin with a high-energy warm-up, progress to across-the-floor exercises, and use skills and concepts to master choreography and increase agility. All levels emphasize strength, isolations, syncopated rhythms, and precision.
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This series is designed for beginners with relatively little experience as a perfect introduction to Broadway Jazz. In this series we will focus on exploring several approaches to Broadway Jazz and feature combinations inspired by classic choreographers. We will break down aspects of jazz technique and theater dance combination, in a fun and non-competitive environment.
- Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move
Jazz shoes or character shoes, but sneakers are fine
Jazz Fundamentals A (6-8)
September 11, 2023 - January 22, 2024 | Mondays 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
- Teaching Artist Kamil Lowe
Jazz Fundamentals B (ages 7-9)
September 11, 2023 - January 22, 2024 | Tuesdays 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
- Teaching Artist Talia Putrino