Our jazz dance program incorporates several dance styles, as jazz itself is a combination of musical theater, hip hop, and contemporary dance. Jazz dancers use ballet as a foundation to develop the rhythm, strength, and control every jazz dance student needs to complete dynamic dance routines.
Jazz dance classes at Debra Collier’s School of Dance are available for dancers ages 5 and up beginning with our Jazz/Hip Hop class.
Dance, Leap, and Perform!
Benefits of this Class
- Improves understanding of sequencing and patterns
- Develops balance and spatial awareness
- Enhances coordination, agility, and flexibility
- Creative expression
- Builds self-confidence
What to Expect During Jazz Dance Class
Each class begins with a choreographed warm-up to improve strength, flexibility, and technique. Jazz class will include progressions – teaching students how to travel across the floor, and center combinations filled with strong, energetic choreography.
Our jazz/hip hop class takes the best parts of each style and makes them attainable for young ages. Students in this class will utilize Prop Kits, filled with fun and exciting props to use throughout the season. Each individualized Prop Kit will be marked with the student’s name and used by that student only. The kits are $20 and will be charged to the accounts of applicable families on September 1. Prop Kits will be sent home with each student at the end of the season.
Jazz dance classes vary from 45 – 60 minutes based on ability level.
If you are interested in you or your child attending a class that is full, please contact our office to be placed on a waiting list so we can notify you if an opening becomes available.
If you or your child have prior jazz dance experience, please call our studio at (574) 267-7055 to discuss class placement options.
Summer Jazz/Hip Hop | Ages 5 to 7
Jazz/Hip Hop | Ages 5 to 7
Jazz | Ages 8 to 11