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Our academy jazz classes blend the technical styles of ballet and modern; while teaching principles of correct placement, line and movement quality in an upbeat, ever moving environment. Jazz dance showcases individual style, and originality, unique movements, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Various music styles will be used in our energetic and fun classes. C level classes offered.

Intro to Jazz is will introduce both new dancers and previously Preschool level dancers to the style of jazz and the structure of the Graded Level classes.

Jazz 1 provides a strong technical foundation while exploring rhythm and movement dynamics through energetic exercises and choreography.

Jazz 2 provides a deeper understanding of jazz technique including a focus on pirouettes, leaps, jumps and core work. Teacher recommendation only.

Jazz 3 further explores jazz technique and introduces the contemporary/lyrical style into the exercises and choreography. Concurrent registration in a Ballet class is required at this level and above. Teacher recommendation only.

Jazz 4 consists of intermediate jazz and contemporary/lyrical work and presents material at a challenging pace. Concurrent registration in a Ballet class is required at this level and above. Teacher recommendation only.

Jazz 5 consists of advanced jazz and contemporary/lyrical work while focusing on more complex floor work, leaps, turns, and combinations and demanding a mature approach to the understanding of movement. Concurrent registration in a Ballet class is required at this level. Teacher recommendation only.

Jumps and Turns 3/4 is an extension of our Jazz syllabus. This specialized class is a way to better your technique. Dancers will continue to grow with rapid combinations filled with multiple turns and leaps.

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Class Attire:

Solid color leotard, Tan tights (no shimmer), Tan jazz shoes
Black jazz pants may be worn at the discretion of the teacher.
Hair is to be worn in bun or ponytail.
Boys - Solid white shirt/ black sweatpants, Tan jazz shoes.

THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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