JAZZ

 

Jazz dance is stylized movements founded in ballet technique, performed to upbeat music. Because the foundation of jazz is ballet, it HIGHLY recommended that all dancers also participate in the ballet program. It is mandatory that all COMPETITIVE JAZZ DANCERS take ballet.

 

 

- black jazz oxfords (competitive dancers require slip-ons)
- hair tied back in ponytail
- general dance attire

 

 

Jazz Technique Classes
This class begins with a warm-up consisting of stretching and strengthening technique as well as barre and traveling exercises will be taught to enhance and develop the dancers’ jazz/lyrical/ballet skills. A series of jumps, turns and stylized combinations will be presented. All competitive dancers are encouraged to enroll in this program. If time allows, competitive jazz/lyrical routines will be run during this class.

 

- jazz oxfords shoe
- hair tied back in ponytail
- bodysuite, tights and jazz pants

 

Junior Level (Gr. 2 Ballet +)

  • 1 hour to 1.25 hours classes

 

Ages 11yrs +

  • 1 hour to 1.25 hours classes

 

 

 

Recreational Jazz Program

 

Ages 3 - 5

  • 30 min. class

  • recital participation

  • costume deposit

 

Ages 6 - 8 

  • 1 hour class

  • recital participation

  • costume deposit

 

Ages 9 – Teen

  • 1 hour class

  • recital participation

  • costume deposit

 

Adult (ages 17+)

  • 1.25 hour class

  • recital participation

  • costume deposit

 

 

Competitive Jazz Program


Both jazz and lyrical jazz are offered to competitive dancers. Minimum age for competitive dancers is 7. All competitive dancers MUST be enrolled in a MINIMUM of 2 ballet technique per week as of grade 3 ballet. (grade 1 & 2 ballet dancers are once per week to take jazz) Lyrical dancers must take 2 ballet technique classes/week plus one jazz performance class per week. These groups will participate in 4 competitions plus recital and will require ONE costume deposit.

 

Shoes
- black jazz oxfords (jazz) slip-on
- beige jazz oxfords (lyrical) slip-on

 

Int/Adv dancers

  • require both beige and black for both classes plus beige foot undies

 

Ages 6+ (beginner) 

  • jazz 1 hour

 

Ages 8+ (Junior Levels)

  • jazz 1.25 hour

  • 2 ballet classes/wk are HIGHLY recommended at this level but only 1 is required

  • jazz technique is highly recommended

 

Intermediate Program (ages 11+) (Min. Gr 5 Ballet)

  • 1.5hr jazz required

  • 2 costume deposits required

  • 2 ballet technique classes/wk and 1 jazz technique class at this level are mandatory

 

Advanced Program (ages 13+) (Min. Gr 5 Ballet)

  • jazz & lyrical are combined into one 2 Hour performance class.

  • It is mandatory to take jazz technique at this level

  • 2 ballet technique classes/wk are mandatory at this level

 

KOMPANY JAZZ (Jr/Interm/Sr)

  • min. 2 ballet classes/week

  • jazz tech class mandatory

 

 

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