Jazz

Jazz classes provide an excellent way to further your child’s dance education after two or three years of Combination Dance classes.  Particular emphasis is placed on jazz technique with instruction on strengthening and flexibility included.  Students are prepared for examinations and competition participation (at teacher’s discretion).

 

Fundamentals and Fun Program (formerly PTC)

This is a low intensity program designed for the student who loves to dance without the demand or commitment of the competitive student.  Children may be prepared for exams at the teacher’s discretion and local competition(s) in the disciplines they are taking.


Fundamentals and Fun Program

Students will be placed in classes based on dance experience and age.

*Tuition is per month, based on 34 classes in the dance year.  Classes run from September – June

All classes – 45 minutes once a week

CLASS ATTIRE

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Mondor (#310 or #314) in Suntan, or in a color that matches dancer’s skin tone
  • Tan Jazz shoes (Bloch or Capezio). Color can be altered to match dancer’s skin tone
  • Hair – Tied back, up, and off the face

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black Jazz shoes (Bloch or Capezio)

*We fully support our dancers if they would like to alter the color of their tights and shoes to match their skin tone


Competitive Program

This program is for the student who is looking for a program to further develop their training at a higher intensity.  Students will be prepared for exams and competitions in the disciplines they are taking.  Participation in workshops and clinics are expected to help improve their overall skill.  This program is based on the number of classes overall (all disciplines offered at the studio are included in these classes (except session classes).


Comp – 4:

  • Number of classes required: 4 or more (this includes 2 required classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at a Junior 1-3 level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 1-3 Ballet
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and possibly out of province)

Comp – 6:

  • Number of classes required: 6 or more (this includes 2 classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at a Pre-Int 1 – 3 level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 3-6 Ballet (Intermediate Foundation)
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and out of province)

Comp – 7:

  • Number of classes required: 7 or more (this includes 2 classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at an Intermediate 1-Advanced level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 6 and up ballet  (Intermediate – Advanced 2 Ballet)
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and out of province)
  • National finals or summer conventions may be presented at this level

The length of class depends on the level of training, as follows:

Junior 1 & 2 – 45 minute class once a week
Junior 3 & Pre-Int & Int 1 levels – 60 minute class once a week (may take a second class for extra training)
Intermediate 2 & 3 levels – 75 minute class once a week (must take a second class for extra training)

Martin School of Dance trains the ADAPT Jazz Syllabi.

CLASS ATTIRE

Junior Jazz

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Mondor (#310 or #314) in Suntan, or in a color that matches dancer’s skin tone
  • Black Martin shorts for exams (purchased through the studio Merch store)
  • Tan Jazz shoes (Bloch). Color can be altered to match dancer’s skin tone
  • Hair – Bun (tied back, up, and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black Jazz shoes (Bloch)

Pre-Intermediate Jazz

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • Black Martin shorts for exams (purchased through the studio Merch store)
  • Black Jazz shoes required for exams (Bloch) *Tan Jazz shoes may be required for choreography
  • Hair – Tied back, up, and off the face

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black Jazz shoes (Bloch)

Intermediate -Advanced Jazz

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • Black Martin shorts for exams (purchased through the studio Merch store)
  • High waisted leggings and sports bra are also appropriate
  • Black Jazz shoes required for exams (Bloch) *Tan Jazz shoes may be required for choreography
  • Hair – Ponytail or bun (Tied back, up, and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black Jazz shoes (Bloch)

*We fully support our dancers if they would like to alter the color of their tights and shoes to match their skin tone