Ages 5 -18+
The Jazz curriculum is based on classical and modern jazz dance technique, focusing on flexibility, rhythm, extension, balance, speed, and strong movement, preparing students for a lifetime of dancing.
We follow the typical jazz class format of building strength, balance and extension through isolations, rhythmic exercises, floor stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. The class format remains the same through the different levels, while the movements continue to increase in complexity as students grow technically and physically. Strong stage presence and performance quality are also strongly emphasized.
Studio Technique & Performance Program
Jazz/Tap Combo Classes – (Ages 5-12)
Teen Jazz – (Ages 12-18+)
Preparatory Jazz (Ages 7-10 – Embers)
Primary Jazz (Ages 10-13 – NuLights)
Intermediate I/II Jazz (Ages 11-18 – Flames/Luminaries)
Advanced Jazz (Ages 14+ – Novas)
Unique Performance Opportunities
Studio Technique & Performance Jazz classes are invited to perform at our June showcase.
Pre-Professional jazz classes are part of our performance teams that appear at many community events, including exhibitions at local dance competitions, Disney performances, late winter, early spring shows and multiple performances at our June showcase.
2017-2018 Academic Year
4:00pm - 5:00pm Sparks Jazz
4:00pm - 5:15pm Flames Illumination Company Class
5:00pm - 6:15pm Luminaries Jazz
5:00pm - 6:15pm Flames Jazz
5:00pm - 6:15pm Luminaries Illumination Company Class
5:00pm - 6:15pm Novas Jazz
6:15pm - 7:30pm Flames Technique
6:15pm - 7:45pm Jazz/Tap Moonwalkers (8-11)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Jazz/Tap Rocketeers (ages 5-7)
4:45pm - 6:15pm Embers Jazz & Tap
5:00pm - 6:15pm Novas & Luminaries Technique
6:00pm - 7:00pm Embers Illumination Company Class
6:15pm - 7:15pm Nulights Jazz
7:15pm - 8:15pm Nulights Illumination Company Class