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.
As rigorous as Jazz may be, expect every class to be a fun upbeat experience.
Prerequisites: No prior dance experience necessary.
Suitability: This class is ideal for students with no prior dance experience, but may also be suitable for more experienced students as it offers enough challenging combinations for the seasoned dancer.
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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