Performing Arts dancers are required to take weekly Jazz & Tap as part of their core dance curriculum.
Our Jazz classes for Performing Arts students focus on building strength, flexibility, body awareness, and correct alignment for leaps and turns. Jazz dance is defined as dancing that responds to music. Every jazz dance is choreographed uniquely to the style of music chosen by the Performing Arts teacher. Our jazz dances range from lyrical/contemporary jazz, Broadway jazz, Hip-Hop jazz, to “dance team” jazz.
Our Tap classes for Performing Arts students are focused on the rhythmic style of tap. We challenge students mentally and creatively in their ability to learn choreographed tap combinations as well as learn how to confidently improvise rhythms.
What do we wear?
Black leotard or solid colored, form-fitting tank top that is long enough to cover the midriff.
Black capri pants or dance shorts with tights.
Tan slip-on jazz shoes.
Black tap shoes in the black oxford “boy” style.
No baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts or baggy pants.
No busy prints or writing on tops or pants.
Hair pulled back neatly away from the face.