JAZZ

 

JAZZ is the most popular and basic foundation of contemporary dance.  Jazz dancing is driven by modern times and is forever changing styles.  While basic movements remain the same, it is very culturally driven.

 

Graded Levels:

Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III, Jazz IV, Jazz V, Jazz VI, Jazz VII, Jazz VIII, Jazz IX, Jazz X

 

Additional Non- Graded Classes:

Pre-teen Jazz, Teen Jazz, Teen/Adult Jazz, Dance For Actors, Broadway Jazz

 

Additional Technique Classes:

Core/Feet/Strength, Lyrical, Modern, & Contemporary

 

 

CONTEMPORARY DEPARTMENT LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

 *Please note that it is not uncommon for contemporary students to be in the same graded level for more than one year.

JAZZ I 

General age range:  6 years and up.
Requirement: One class per week.

Instructor: Sharon Mercke

Class Time: MON 5:30-6:30 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ II 

General age range: 7 years and up.
Requirement: One class per week.

Instructor: Danielle Sirinsky

Class Time: THURS 4:30-5:30 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ III 

General age range: 8 years and up.
Requirement: One class per week, plus a Contemporary or Ballet elective.

Instructor: Sharon Mercke

Class Time: WED 3:30-4:30 PM
Dress Code:  Leotard with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ IV 

General age range: 9 years and up.
Requirement: One class per week, plus a Contemporary or Ballet elective.

Instructor: Sharon Mercke

Class Time: WED 3:30-4:30 PM
Dress Code:  Leotard with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ V/VI

General age range: 10 years and up.
Requirement: Two Jazz or Contemporary classes per week, plus Ballet.

Instructor: Sharon Mercke

Class Time: WED 5:00-6:30 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ VII

General age range: 12 years and up.
Requirement: Two Jazz or Contemporary classes per week, and graded Ballet class.

Instructor: Elizabeth Makrokanis

Class Time: WED 6:30-8:00 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard, crop top, or fitted solid colored camisole, with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ VIII 

General age range: 13 years and up.
Requirement: Two Jazz or Contemporary classes per week, and graded Ballet class.

Instructor: Candra Preshong

Class Time: MON 4:30-6:00 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard, crop top, or fitted solid colored camisole, with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ IX 

General age range: 14 years and up.
Requirement: Three Contemporary classes per week, and graded Ballet class.

Instructor: Elizabeth Makrokanis

Class Time: WED 4:30-6:00 PM

Dress Code:  Black or solid colored leotard, crop top, or fitted solid colored camisole, with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or Caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.

 

JAZZ X 

General age range: 15 years and up.
Requirement: Three Contemporary classes per week, and graded Ballet class.

Instructor: Candra Eglin

Class Time: TUES 4:30-6:00 PM

Dress Code:  Leotard, crop top, or fitted solid colored camisole, with jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tan or caramel Jazz shoes.  No t-shirts or gym shorts.    

Please refer to our Block Schedule for addition class days and times