Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.
StarMaker Jazz Levels
Pre-School Level (60 minutes)
Jazz is incorporated into our Kinder Combo Dance program. Please see our preschool classes page for more information on our Kinder Combo Dance Programs. (PreSchool Class Information)
Beginning (45 minutes)
Typical age range is 7-9 years old and is designed for beginning students with little or no prior dance experience. Students will be in this level for a minimum of 1 year.
Elementary (45 minutes)
Typical age range is 8-10 years. Pre-requisite would be the beginning level classes or similar experience. Placement is by evaluation or instructor advancement. Students will be in this level for 1 to 2 years.
Intermediate I, II, III (60 minutes)
Typical age range varies from 9 years through teen, depending upon ability level. Placement is by evaluation or instructor advancement. Students will be in these levels for 1 to 3 years.
Typical age is teen, depending upon ability level. Placement is by evaluation or instructor advancement. Ballet is required for students taking any advanced level jazz or contemporary.
Any colored leotard with tan, black or pink tights.
Biketards and shorts are also acceptable.
Hair pulled back.
Tan jazz shoes.
Dress Code Boys:
Black jazz pants or athletic shorts, any solid color t-shirt or tank
Black Jazz Shoes