Children's Classes - Class Descriptions
The School of Decidedly Jazz welcomes children age 2 to 12 to our classes. We offer a fun, non-competitive environment with experienced and exceptional teachers where children can grow from beginners to advanced dancers.
Did you know that many of the professional dancers with our Company started dancing as early as 3 or 5 years old? Giving children the experience of dance can open up a world of possibilities, with the guarantees of health, fun and the confidence of self-expression!
Parent & Tots
For children aged 2 and a parent. Includes rhythmic play and creative movement. Open to 3 year olds who are not ready to take class on their own
Ages 3 to 5 - Designed to instill the love of dance in the young dancer, this pre-jazz class will introduce concepts of listening, moving through space, and co-operating with others within a creative dance framework with use of jazz music and some jazz terminology.
Ages 6-Teen - Keeping a connection to the history of jazz dance, the DJD children's jazz program places strong emphasis on common dance techniques and skills within the jazz context along with vernacular (social) dance steps from the early days of jazz dance. Emphasis is placed on joy of dance and accuracy of movement in an encouraging and non-threatening atmosphere.
The introduction of basic tap skills and rhythms will guide dancers through this fun class. Increased speed and complexity of steps will grow as the student moves into experienced classes.
Using funk and popular dance music, this class explores a fusion of jazz, hip hop and popular dance with each teacher exploring a different slant to the funk groove.
Children’s class levels
Students are asked to register in the appropriate age group.
For students who have been in the same age group for a full year or new students with a strong dance background.