Jazz

Ages 5-18

Your child will love the variety of jazz dance at Encore.  Each class consists of Jazz technique and choreography, with level-appropriate tumbling and acro-dance (dance-based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance, and Fosse.  With several levels to accommodate any dancer’s experience, this program is specially-designed to build well-rounded dancers with great technique!

Beginning School-Age Jazz

Age 6-12 years

60-minute classes

 

This class teaches beginning-level skills.  The class consists of Jazz technique, choreography, with beginning-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance-based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance and Fosse. This class is scheduled at a time that is meant to be convenient for students in homeschool programs, independent study, or on break for summer

vacation, but is open to all.

Jr Jazz

Age 5-6 years

45-minute classes

 

Special hybrid class for students who are younger and beginning Jazz for the first time, or those transferring from a Combo Dance class.  Our Jr Jazz class is special in that it combines Jazz class structure and technique with some of the developmental skills we include in our Combo Dance program that students this age have begun to master. The class consists of Jazz technique, choreography, with beginning-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance- based gymnastic skills). Classes are specially designed to accommodate younger dancers’ development, attention span, and energy levels.

 

Jazz 1

Age 6-10 years

60-minute classes

 

This class teaches beginning-level skills.  The class consists of Jazz technique, choreography, with beginning-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance- based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance and Fosse.

Jazz 2

Age 8-14 years

60-minute classes

This class consists of Jazz technique and choreography, with beginning/intermediate-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance-based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance and Fosse. The emphasis on technique and musicality increases in this level, as well as stretching and conditioning for flexibility, more

advanced acro dance and tumbling, and the expectation of the dancer to remember choreography and

perform on their own.  Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

 *It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Ballet class.

Jazz 3

Age 10+ years

*2 days per week enrollment required

 

This class consists of Jazz technique and choreography, with intermediate-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance-based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as

lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance and Fosse.  Placement based on skill level.  The

emphasis on clean technique and increased body awareness, control over isolated body parts, increased strength and flexibility, more advanced acro dance and tumbling, and the expectation of the dancer to perform more complex choreography makes Jazz 3 a significant step up from Jazz 2.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

*It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Ballet class.

Jazz 4

Age 12+

*2 days per week enrollment required

 

This level class consists of Jazz technique and choreography, with intermediate-level tumbling and acro-dance (dance-based gymnastic skills).  Choreography includes different jazz-based styles such as lyrical, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop fusion, acro-dance and Fosse.  The emphasis on clean technique and increased body awareness, as well as skill level and complexity of movement make Jazz 4 a significant step up from Jazz 3.  Dancers will also work more on their stage presentation and characterization in performing.  As always, they will be increasing their acro-dance vocabulary and gymnastics skills in conjunction with their dance

choreography. Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

*It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Ballet class.

Enroll today

Tel. 925-932-1033 I  Fax: 925-932-0610  I  office@encoregym.com

NEW gym opened May 28, 2019!

2636 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

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