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BROADWAY JAZZ

"I cannot thank you for being a person I can trust to help my daughter become confident and strong."

Bethe M.

| Mother

"Om, just wanted to say how much Steven has enjoyed working with you, you have taught him alot."

Sharon J.

| Mother

$200.00

Want to learn how to move with rhythm and have foundational tools that are used in virtually EVERY BROADWAY SHOW? With special emphasis on footwork, levels, and style-this has some of the most fun you can have in a Dance Class. Find a smooth step and some swagger in your style, sign up today!

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Ages 10 to 100

Program Description

With state of the art instructors who specialize in Dance and Movement, we are offering one of the most important staples in being a ‘triple-threat’, which all Broadway Stars are. If you are seeking training in the Performing Arts, being able to ‘move’ is incomplete without Jazz Dance in your training. Even if you are just looking to get some fun exercise in, studies prove that the health and physical fitness benefits of jazz dance include increased strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. The athletic, full-bodied nature of jazz dance develops arm strength from floor work, leg strength from jumps, and core strength from coordinating the limbs. But if you are already a performer, it is even more crucial to have this under your belt: this dance program offers a platform for students to develop a holistic understanding of dance. Three unique qualities of jazz dance are discussed: vernacular expression, improvisation and sense of play, and rhythmic dynamism. Which can actually be the most interesting and rewarding part! Accessing the vernacular nature of jazz dance provides historical context for movement in addition to the merging and emerging of creation in jazz culture. Improvisation and sense of “play” introduce dynamic expression as rhythmic exploration, which benefits you as an actor immensely. Experimenting with a range of rhythmic possibilities in performance and studio contexts exposes key elements of jazz dance: the use of syncopation, treatment of weight, and assertive rhythmic accenting and articulation. How one experiments with these elements can vary, but if it is central to the practice, dynamism inevitably follows. These elements help create the ethos of jazz dance and enhance a performer’s training in any sense. So what are you waiting for? Find your groove. Join the family. Sign up today!