Tap, Jazz, Modern, & Hip Hop 
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DANCE ELECTIVES

JAZZ CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up

Beginning Tap & Jazz

Ages 7-13

This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet or Musical Theatre 1/Intro, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class. The tap portion of this class will focus on steps that use the different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while building correct technique. Basic tap vocabulary will be introduced. In the jazz portion of this class, students will learn correct basic alignment, posture, and vocabulary they will use as they begin to learn specific jazz styles in Jazz 1 and up.

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

These classes perform in an all school recital, Finale, in June. 

The Friday classes are a 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

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.).

 

PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, or by special permission. 

Parents are invited to observe class during our Observation Week in the Spring. 

This class performs 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 or by special permission.

Parents are invited to observe class during our Observation Week in the Spring. 

This class performs in the all school recital, Finale, in June.

 

TAP CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up
 

Beginning Tap & Jazz

Ages 7-13

This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet or Musical Theatre 1/Intro, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class. The tap portion of this class will focus on steps that use the different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while building correct technique. Basic tap vocabulary will be introduced. In the jazz portion of this class, students will learn correct basic alignment, posture, and vocabulary they will use as they begin to learn specific jazz styles in Jazz 1 and up.

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

These classes perform in an all school recital, Finale, in June. 

The Friday classes are a 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

At this level, most of the basic tap vocabulary will be introduced/ reviewed. An emphasis on clarity and rhythmic consistency will be enforced as students progress. Throughout the term, exercises will improve integration and fluidity in linking steps together as well as introducing more complex combinations and rhythms.

PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz or by special permission.

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

This class performs in an all school recital, Finale, in June.

Tap 2

The focus of this class will be on rhythm, timing, dynamics, and steady increase of tempo. Stylistically, the concentration of study will emphasize Hoofer technique with some consideration for Broadway style. Attention will be placed on learning how to alternate between duple and triple pulses as students advance, providing personalized challenge to maintain each student's improvement.

PREREQUISITE: Tap 1 or by special permission.

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

This class performs in an all school recital, Finale, in June.

CONTEMPORARY MODERN CLASSES

Ages 7 & Up
 

Beginning Contemporary Modern

Ages 7-13

This class will provide an introduction to the basics of contemporary modern technique to younger beginners to prepare them for Contemporary Modern 1. This class is a perfect companion to Ballet 1 and 2 or can be taken alone by students ages 10-13 who have little or no dance experience.

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

These classes perform in an all school recital, Finale, in June. 


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 1/2

Modern dance encompasses a vast scope of movement styles and can often be synonymous with Contemporary Dance. This class is a foundational introduction to some of the leading techniques: Graham, Horton, and Contact-Release.  Exposure to modern dance is essential for the versatile dancer. It increases freedom of expression through improvisational techniques. Dancers will build strength, fluidity, and body awareness, as they learn proper weight placement, alignment, and where to initiate different movement. 

Prerequisite: Beginning Contemporary Modern, Ballet 3, Musical Theatre Dance, or by special permission.  

Parents are invited to observe class during our special Observation Week in the Spring.  

This class performs in an all school recital, Finale, in June. 

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday - Thursday: 9am-8pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

If you don't know who to contact, email us at info@dayspringarts.org.

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Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314-291-8878

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