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.  Martin follows both the CDTA and the ADAPT syllabus.

 

Fundamentals and Fun Program

This is a low intensity program designed for the student who loves to dance without the demand or commitment of the competitive program.  Children may be prepared for exams at the teacher’s discretion and will participate in our annual recital, Danskapades.

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

  • Plain black leotard.  We recommend Capezio BraTek (#MC110) or Mondor Pinch Front Tank Leotard (#3546) 
  • Classic Pink tights (#310 or #314)
  • Pink Ballet Leather slippers (full sole)
  • Hair – Bun (tied back, up, and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants or leggings
  • 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 to further develop their training at a higher intensity.  Students will be prepared for exams and competitions in the disciplines they are taking.

Junior 1 – Pre-Int 1 – Students are prepared for examinations at the discretion of the teacher. Students will learn a jazz routine for competition and recital.

Pre-Int 2 – Int 3 – Students are prepared for examinations at the discretion of the teacher. This class will remain a technique class all year.

Jazz Progressions and Choreo – Students will work through jazz progressions with emphasis on jumps, turns, flexibility and strength. Choreography for competitions and recital will be given within this class.  Students must be enrolled in a Jazz Exam class to take this class.

* Students must be enrolled in a competitive ballet class to be in this program

The length of class depends on the level of training

CLASS ATTIRE

Junior 1-2 Jazz

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3546) Moulin Rouge (M7) RAD tank suit – needed for exam
  • A plain black bodysuit may be worn for class
  • Mondor (#310 or #314) in Suntan, or in a color that matches dancer’s skin tone
  • Black Martin shorts – needed for exams can be purchased through Soles and Suits
  • Tan Jazz shoes (Bloch or Capezio). 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 or leggings 
  • Black Jazz shoes (Bloch or Capezio)

Junior 3 – Pre-Intermediate 2 Jazz

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3546) Black (BL) RAD tank suit – needed for exam
  • Any plain black bodysuit may be worn for class
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • Black Martin shorts – needed for exams can be purchased through Soles and Suits
  • Black Jazz shoes required for exams (Bloch or Capezio) *Tan Jazz shoes may be required for choreography
  • Hair – Tied back, up, and off the face

BOYS

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

Pre-Intermediate 3 – Advanced Jazz

GIRLS

  • Plain Black leotard suited to your body.  We recommend Capezio Bra Tech Leotard (#MC110) or Mondor Camisole Leotard (#13520)
  • Any plain black bodysuit may be worn for class
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • High waisted black leggings – needed for exam
  • Black Jazz shoes required for exams (Bloch or Capezio) *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 or leggings
  • 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