Often times, young dancers find themselves unsure of what style they are interested in pursuing! Our Jazz/Contemporary Fusion classes offer a combination of both techniques in one class to expose you to both styles! Classic Jazz technique and Contemporary Improvisation techniques are taught side-by-side, giving you a strong foundation in both styles and eventually-the ability to decide to pursue one or the other…or both!
In this Beginner-level class for students between the ages of 7 and 9, you will learn:
-Contemporary fundamentals: floor work, contract and release, basic technique (plie, tendus, Port de bras, etc.), improvisation exercises/interpretive movement, musicality, and emotional connection.
-Jazz Fundamentals: Musicality and rhythm, Isolations, Plie/Grounded center, Port de Bras, Battments (kicks), Turns and spotting (pirouettes, chaine turns, etc.), Leaps, and more.
This class is suitable for dancers with zero to 11 months of experience.
Fitted black tank top or leotard
Fitted black dance shorts, or leggings
1) Tan footless or convertible tights (optional to be worn with shorts) NO FOOTED TIGHTS
2) FOR JAZZ FOCUSED DAYS: Slip On (no laces) jazz shoes in both black AND tan (Advanced Beginner and Higher) (Capezio or Bloch brand preferred)
3) FOR CONTEMPORARY FOCUSED DAYS: Bare Feet
French braid, TIGHT high pony tail, or bun (hair should not have to be adjusted in the middle of class)
NO JEWELRY (exception: stud earrings and medical alert jewelry)
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