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 Tap, Jazz, Modern, & Hip Hop 
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JAZZ, TAP, &
CONTEMPORARY MODERN

JAZZ CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up
JAZZ CLASSES

Beginning Tap & Jazz
Ages 7-9

In this class, students learn basic Tap and Jazz technique. The tap portion of this class will focus using different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while learning basic tap steps and vocabulary. In the jazz portion of class, students will learn correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary while having fun with jazz steps and combos. Students may take this class for multiple years to prepare for Tap 1 and Jazz 1.

 

***This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet, Beginning Contemporary Modern, or a Musical Theatre class, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class.

These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

The Friday class is as part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz 3

In Jazz 1, students will build on basic jazz techniques learned in Beginning Tap and Jazz. The primary focus will be on Broadway and Fosse jazz styles, with some minor emphasis on Latin and Lyrical jazz. Jazz 2 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. 


These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

The Friday class is as part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

TAP CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up
TAP CLASSES

Beginning Tap & Jazz
Ages 7-9

In this class, students learn basic Tap and Jazz technique. The tap portion of this class will focus using different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while learning basic tap steps and vocabulary. In the jazz portion of class, students will learn correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary while having fun with jazz steps and combos. Students may take this class for multiple years to prepare for Tap 1 and Jazz 1.

 

***This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet, Beginning Contemporary Modern, or a Musical Theatre class, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class.

These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

The Friday class is as part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

Tap 1, Tap 2, Tap 3

As students progress through our tap curriculum, they start by building on basic tap vocabulary learned in Beginning Tap & Jazz. Tap 1 emphases clarity and rhythmic consistency while learning to link steps together into more complex rhythms. Tap 2 focuses on rhythm, timing, dynamics, and steady increase of tempo and introduces students to differences between Rhythm and Broadway styles of tap. Tap 3 students will continue to expand and hone their technical skills through advanced steps, patterns, and improvisation.

 

These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

CONTEMPORARY MODERN CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up
MODERN

Beginning Contemporary Modern Dance

Ages 7-9

An introduction to common styles and basic principles of contemporary and modern dance. Students will build awareness of correct physical alignment, gain strength, and increase coordination through movement. Activities will encourage creativity and self-expression. This class is a perfect companion to Beginning Ballet or Ballet 1, or can be taken alone by students ages 7-9, who have little or no dance experience.

***This class is a perfect companion to Beginning Tap and Jazz, a Ballet class, or a Musical Theatre class! Or it can be taken alone by students ages 7-9, who have little or no dance experience.


These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

The Friday class is as part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

Contemporary Modern 1, Contemporary Modern 2,
Contemporary Modern 3

There are many different modern dance techniques that students will learn in these classes, including Graham, Horton, and Contract-Release. Contemporary dance is a fusion of styles of modern dance and other movement techniques, often with a heavy emphasis on Release Technique while maintaining a foundation in Modern dance. As students progress through our Modern Contemporary Curriculum, they will increase awareness of correct physical alignment, gain strength, and improve coordination while learning to use purposeful weight placement to initiate different movements. Creativity, improvisation, and self expression through movement will be emphasized throughout each level.


These classes perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

 

The Friday class is as part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

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