Jazz

A technical dance form which requires outstanding cardio fitness, coordination, strength and flexibility incorporating turns, kicks and leaps as seen in musicals like Chicago.

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A little bit more about Jazz...

Jazz is a wonderful activity to pursue at almost any age. It requires highly trained dancers and introduces steps from ballet and contemporary dance. Students gain coordination, muscle tone, strength, and endurance with increased balance, alignment, flexibility and improved aerobic fitness. Students learn discipline, social and emotional skills, to work in a group setting, they gain confidence and are happier. Jazz training offers many benefits for a child’s health and wellbeing.

Curriculum

Jazz class structure commences with a warm up consisting of cardio work out and dynamic stretching, followed by jazz class with focus on correct technique. And warm down of either static stretching or strengthening depending on each students needs. Students progress through their levels, sitting for exams and performing with a strong sense of achievement in their improving abilities, skills sets.

Exams

We offer the Southern Federation of Dance jazz syllabus. This is for school aged children, who start in level one as they commence prep at primary school. The exam work curriculum offers structured classes, where students thrive learning and mastering set exercises and dances to perform in front of an external examiner once they are ready.

Productions

We offer our students regular stage and performance opportunities with two productions. They have a mid year showcase and partake in a theatre production at the end of the year. It is always a joyous occasion for a dancer to perform for their family and friends.

Learning Outcomes
  • Alignment
  • Posture
  • Jumps
  • Kicks
  • Turns
  • Centre practice
  • Combinations
  • Routines
Teachers

SOMER BUTCHER
DANCE TEACHER

Somer Butcher completed her Diploma in Musical Theatre and Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management over two years of full time dance at Ministry of Dance. She loves teaching dance to students all over Melbourne and had auditions to commence work performing on cruise ships cancelled just prior to COVID 19. Somer has performed at the Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup and is so happy to be joining the team and working with the dancers at Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2020.

CAITLYN THERESE PAWLUS ARAD
JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE TEACHER

Caitlyn started ballet at the age of 6 at Hilary Debden Academy of Ballet. She was accepted into the Australian Ballet School Associates Program at a young age, before attending the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS).

She has completed her R.A.D Advanced 2 and was a Solo Seal applicant. 

She spent 3 years dancing upon various cruise ships with Royal Caribbean cruise lines before settling back home in Melbourne where she found her love of teaching.

Caitlyn has since achieved her certificate in ballet teaching and is a registered teacher with the RAD. She is also a fully qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher. 

CHERI VAN LAMMEREN
HIP HOP TEACHER

Cheri Van Lammeren completed 3 years of full time dance at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course, recently graduating with a Diploma in Elite Dance and Performance. As well as teaching dance and acro, she is a fully qualified Advanced spotting and Intermediate Gymnastics Coach. Cheri has performed at White Night Melbourne and the AFL Grand Final and has a passion for teaching and choreography. She enjoys seeing improvement in her students and always nurtures them to be the best that they can be. She is thrilled to become a part of the community at Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2020.

NIINA DELL
DANCE TEACHER

Niina received a scholarship to Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course and recently graduated after studying a Diploma in Musical Theatre for two years. During this time she has experienced credits such as Australia’s Got Talent, White Night Melbourne, AFL Footy Show Revue and performing at the Flemington All Star races. Niina’s excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance and the performing arts with the younger generation at Two Shoes Dance Academy. She is thrilled to become a part of the team for 2020 and cannot wait to start this journey!