Jazz is a true American art form and is an ever evolving dance form full of life, energy and rhythm in different styles such as Broadway, Latin, classical jazz, funk, Bollywood and more! Anything is possible! Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulder, rib cage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of each student’s personal style. Turns, leaps and progressions are included within our extended class times as appropriate and safe per level. Jazz includes theatrical and sharp movements with a fun and sassy attitude. Black or tan Jazz shoes may be requested by teachers for performance pieces.
Jazz I Ages 7 – 8 yrs (6.5 years by approval)
Beginning/Open Jazz, Modern/Lyrical for Teens For dancers with little or no previous dance training.
Jazz II Placement required
Jazz III Placement required
Jazz IV, V Placement by level. Advanced through Pre Professional. Classes may be tailored as theater or classic jazz or a fusion of styles. Progressions, turns and leaps are included in curriculum. Additionally, dancing in heels are offered in theater jazz classes: A necessary (and fun!) skill to survive many auditions, is included as part of the curriculum at IDT.
For all jazz classes: Black or tan Jazz shoes may be requested by teachers for performance pieces.