jazz & Modern Dance

Grades 4th - 6th

TUESDAYS 5:15 - 6:10 p.m.
with Ms. Jamie

In this combo class, older students can discover why the early ballerina's broke free from Ballet's precise movement, took off their ballet shoes, and created a brand new style that went against all the Ballet rules! They will learn the free-flowing and expressive style of Modern dance through center floor exercises that also incorporate choreography on the floor like rolls and slides. No shoes needed for this class as Modern dancers are famous for dancing completely barefooted! Students can enjoy the fun rhythms of drum music, peaceful instrumental, and upbeat contemporary music. 
Dancers can also get some energy out while learning big Jazz jumps and turns to upbeat music. In the Jazz portion of class, they will be taught how to properly warm up through stretches that will increase flexibility for high kicks and Jazz leaps. Class time will also include activities that develop the skill of improvisation (allowing dancers to create their own movements), which builds self-assurance and develops a well-rounded dancer.