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.

Teacher: Miss Julia

Teacher: Miss Caroline

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