West End Jazz
Jazz dance is based on elements of ballet and modern dance, incorporating syncopation and isolations of the body. By adding more sophistication and finesse to the movement, the students learn about ‘line’ and how the effects from ballet and modern techniques take hold. Jazz overlaps with ballet syllabuses thanks to the similar techniques used in turns, jumps, phrases and transitions. Students of all levels will work on gaining strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, musicality and performance skills. Classes include a warm-up, technique exercises, across-the-floor exercises, choreography and stretches.