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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 are 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.
 
Teen Jazz is a class for the dancer, ages 13-18, with three or more years of experience who is looking for less of a time commitment. Offered by the semester, the course will strengthen jazz technique in a more relaxed environment.  
 
Open Level Jazz is a class for the students ages 13-18 with little to no dance experience who is looking to try ballet in a stress-free environment. Offered by the semester, the course will introduce jazz technique without requiring a hefty time commitment.
 
Adult Latin Jazz is a class for adults from a range of dance backgrounds that teaches the fundamentals of jazz with a Latin ballroom twist. Offered by the semester, the class is a great option for those will busier schedules who still want to fit dance in!
 

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.

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220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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