Jazz II, III, IV, & V
(Age 8+) The students will begin by exploring the fundamentals of jazz technique while introducing students to the basics in presentational communication. They will then move on to more intermediate jazz vocabulary essential to ensuring a strong and flexible core and honing the dancer’s technique. Dancers will be instructed on the art of becoming a dominant personality on stage and in the classroom. Taken to its highest limits in Jazz III, dancers will be given instruction on the most advanced steps in jazz technique, asked to explore several styles of jazz from contemporary to lyrical and will be guided in the importance of striving for excellence in all facets of performance; from clarity and timing to individuality and the expression of love of their art.