Students in our Jazz Classes will learn to take center stage as they develop into powerful, strong, and expressive jazz dancers.
So what is jazz dance, anyway? Jazz dance encompasses many different styles of dancing! From the origins of swing and musical theatre to contemporary, lyrical, Latin, African, Street and more. There is no one definition for jazz dance other than it is the dance of the times.
Classes focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, developing complex rhythms and patterns. and improving performance quality. Jazz dance emphasizes body line and a flexible torso, while both utilizing fast, accurate footwork and slow bodily contractions and floorwork.
Class curriculum is based on ballet technique (foundational to performance jazz) layered with traditional jazz movements (both turn out and parallel positions of feet are equally emphasized) and includes a proper warm-up stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, turns, jumps, and combinations.
This class will bring style and pizazz to your dancing, while maintaining a strong connection to the music and encouragement of honest execution. Students are encouraged to explore improvisations and student choreography!
Jazz dance is necessary to the development and versatility of the Musical Theatre student!
Students age 7+ start in our Foundations Class.
Once a student is approved, they may audition for our Pre-professional Training Program
The Broadway Dance Elite Program
Students who are serious about their dance training and are committed to pursuing their personal best, will enjoy the challenge of our intensive Broadway Dance Elite Program. Dance Elite students with 2 or more years of training at Studio Sharise (or upon approval) participate in our Performance Awards Program
Ballet training develops the exceptional
Jazz is paired up with
Tap Class for developing rhythm and musicality!
Dancers pursue their personal best in our pre-professional
Dance Elite Program
Round out your training in our DRAMA CLASSES