Experience the Magic of Jazz
Take Jazz at the Dancenter to experience rich culture and develop key skills! Master the energetic and rhythmic movements of this American art form. Join your friends for fun and upbeat classes while learning key techniques such as isolations, contractions and syncopation.
Broaden your dance horizons! Sign up for Jazz class today
Grades PS 3-K
Experience the magic of jazz from day-one with pre-jazz classes at the Robert Thomas Dancenter. Young dancers start their journey through the long rich history of jazz with the help of our professional instructors.
Learn proper body alignment, coordination and retention of movement while becoming more rhythmically articulate. In any given jazz class there are three objectives which are the focus of the class:
- Strength and Flexibility
- Locomotor movement combinations
- Specialized or Technical combinations
While covering the three main objectives of the jazz class, the students also have the opportunity to explore the many different styles of jazz. By the end of the year, the jazz class has covered the basics, and is able to incorporate the different styles of jazz in an annual dance performance.
Grades PS 3-K
- Jazz/Tap 1 or 2
Elementary Jazz Classes
Elementary Jazz is a bridge between Pre-Jazz and XL Jazz. It builds upon the fundamentals taught in Pre-Jazz and prepares students for more advanced movements and choreography in XL Jazz.
Grow as a jazz dancer and prepare for the professional quality training of XL jazz. Dancers move closer to jazz mastery and embrace the wonderful variety of jazz styles such as, classic jazz, musical comedy, lyrical, Latin , blues, rock, funk, modern, hip hop and other forms of street dance.
- Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Stage & Screen (2 sections)
- Ballet, Tap, Jazz
XL Jazz Classes
Experience the most advanced instruction of the rich American art form of jazz dance through XL Jazz classes at the Robert Thomas Dancenter. Fulfill your fullest potential while our professional instructors build on jazz skills learned in previous classes. Our instructors will uplift you to the dance of your dreams!
- Advanced Jazz
- Jazz 2