In this Advanced Beginner-level, experienced dancers with a minimum of 2 years of experience, will continue to build on basic jazz technique from the beginner classes. Dancers will also focus on developing performance quality, connection of movement, choreography pick-up, and strength/flexibility, culminating in a full choreography designed for the stage.
Students in this performance class are eligible to perform on stage at the 24th semi-annual Gala on Sunday, December 8th at 3:30pm.
Prerequisites: A minimum of 2 years of prior Jazz experience required. Acceptance into the class is at the instructor’s discretion/approval.
If you’re unsure about suitability, please do a Drop-In for the first class of the session and the instructor will make that determination at the end of class.
ABOUT JAZZ DANCE
Commonly seen in Broadway and Old-Hollywood musicals, Jazz began as a style of movement heavily influenced by African-dance and later, Jazz music. The style was further developed by now iconic choreographers, such as: Michael Kidd, Frank Hatchett, Luigi, Gus Giordano, Bob Fosse, and many others. While Jazz dance has branched off into multiple sub-categories, all remains focused on a grounded center of gravity, clear isolations of the body, rhythmic interpretation of music, and high-energy precision and expression/performance ability.