Jazz Class Levels:
Beginner Jazz/Contemporary- 1st grade- 4th grade
Intermediate Jazz- 4th grade- 7th grade
Advanced Jazz- teacher placement required
Jazz is currently one of the most popular dance styles because it allows for individual expression and interpretation. It provides a wonderful way for students to develop musicality and coordination, as well as the perfect outlet for individual artistic expression, in contrast to the classical ballet classroom format.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers benefit from strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance. This leads to the lyricalness of Jazz classes. Overflowing with energy, the musical background in Jazz Dance classes ranges from hip-hop, afro-cuban, slow ballads, to show tunes.
Every dancer at Artisan should consider attending the Jazz and Contemporary Dance classes as a perfect compliment to their classical ballet training.