This is one of the most popular classes in the school. For the younger beginner program allows students to take the 2 most popular forms of dance in one class. The Pre-Hip-Hop/Jazz class teaches fundamental jazz steps and combines the elements of hip-hop moves and contemporary music. Our classes combine these two dance styles into one program that has been designed for the young dancer! Rather than having to choose between the two genres or taking multiple classes, this option will provide students with an introduction to both of these dance styles. It is also a great way to keep young students focused and to hold their attention for the duration of the entire 45-minute class period. By changing activities and themes on a more consistent basis, students become more engaged and intrigued by the new challenges.
Jazz is a style of dance that is seen in many Broadway type shows such as “Cats”. It is a more structured, stage style of dance than styles such as hip hop. Jazz dancing is entertaining to watch, fun and active to participate in. Jazz features a combination of unique moves, intricate footwork, leaps and quick turns. Jazz enhances a dancers grace and balance.
Hip-hop dance is one of the most popular styles of dancing. Movements in hip-hop dance are less fluid than other dance styles. One thing that separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that hip-hop is often more improvisational. Hip-hop is known for its cool moves and quick spins.
Classes can start at the age of 4 to adult. These classes are a very fun dance class for both boys and girls. Each minute of the 45-minute class is carefully planned for maximum learning through dance. Additionally, these group classes for young kids are great for introducing or reinforcing concepts like taking turns, teamwork, having a positive attitude and manners. For many young kids they have not spent a lot of time in a classroom setting and this course gives them a fun and enjoyable way to experience it where they are actually encouraged to move and play. When students complete this class they are ready to progress to the next level, introduces more complex moves and routines. Class length is 45 minutes, 1 time per week.
For the older groups our jazz and hip-hop classes for children ranging from ages 8 to adult are 45 minutes long and are limited to 12 students per class. We keep all of our classes small so that our students can learn in a more intimate environment without distraction. All of our instructors are experienced and trained to work with dancers of all skill levels so your child can flourish. We offer this jazz and hip-hop fusion class once a week. When students complete this class and they are ready to progress to the next level, the class will expand and introduce more complex moves and routines.