JAZZ

Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from mainstream African American dance.  In the 1950s, a new glance of jazz dance - modern jazz dance - emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance.  Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins.

Beginning Tap & Jazz
Ages 7-10

Can be taken in combination with Beginning Ballet or Ballet 1 or on its own! Jazz will cover correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary and students will learn how to apply what they have learned to other movement styles they are learning (musical theater, ballet, etc.). In tap students will learn steps that use the different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds while building correct technique so as to give them a strong foundation for future tap training.

This class will participate in the all school recital "Finale" in June.

Jazz 1

In this class, students will learn basic jazz techniques that are most commonly used in musical theater productions. The primary focus will be on Broadway and Fosse jazz styles, with some some minor emphasis on Latin and Lyrical jazz near the end of the semester. Students will study the correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary affiliated with each unique style and learn how to apply what they have learned to other classes they are taking (musical theater, ballet, etc.). 

Recommended for those in Ballet 2-3 or Musical Theatre 2.

This class will participate in the all school recital "Finale" in June.

Jazz 2

In this class, students will learn advanced styles of Traditional, Fosse, Broadway, Contemporary, and Lyrical jazz techniques. The similarities and differences of these styles will be explored through the techniques themselves as well as through the music that accompanies them. Students will be able to identify each style and discuss how to incorporate what they've learned into their other classes (musical theater, ballet, etc.). Prerequisite: Jazz 1, Musical Theatre Dance, or by special permission.

Recommended for those in Ballet 4+ or by permission.

This class will participate in the all school recital "Finale" in June.

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Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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DAYSPRING ARTS & EDUCATION

2500 Metro Blvd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314-291-8878

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