Jazz dance is a fun, expressive dance style that incorporates turns, jumps, and kicks with other steps that are used for all forms of dance. An emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility and conditioning, as well as increasing memory and stamina for progressively complex and high energy combinations. Jazz is offered in four levels; class placement is determined by skill level and students may repeat levels until they have achieved mastery. Combined levels (ex. Jazz 1/2) indicate that students approved for jazz at either level (Jazz 1 or Jazz 2) are able to register for this class.
Students will warm up and rock it out to the latest songs while learning basic jazz technique. Center work includes isolations, arm and head moves in basic patterns that are fun and challenging. Traveling exercises are geared to develop coordination and flow of movement. This class focuses on developing strong lines, strengthening the dancer’s technique, and understanding the body’s center of movement. (No prerequisite. Ages 6 and older may register. Typical age range is 6-8 years.)
Students will be charged up and ready to move to the beat as they are presented with a more complex warm up, center routines, intermediate turns, and jump combinations. This class focuses on developing strong lines and technique, strengthening the dancer’s core, and challenging the body’s center of balance. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 8-10 years.)
Dancers will be challenged to reach their full potential with diverse isolations, turning combinations, and jump sequences. Routines are more complex to increase coordination and memory skills. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 10-12 years.)
Dancers begin each class with a fast paced warm up followed by center floor work. The floor work includes complex isolations, turn, jumps, and traveling exercises. Advance skills are required for this class with a focus on building strong technique, strength, and stamina. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 13-18 years.)
Dancer has mastered the preceding TDC jazz level or has permission from the instructor. There is no prerequisite for Jazz 1. Students must be age 6 or older.
Multiple Levels - See Class Description
Any Dance Corner or WWPDC dancewear top, black t-shirt, black long sleeve top, black camisole, or black leotard is acceptable. Any sort of Dance Corner dancewear bottom, black shorts, or black jazz pants/leggings is acceptable.
Hair must be tied back off of the face.
Girls: Tan leather split sole slip on jazz boot. Boys: Black leather split sole slip on jazz boot.
Offerings in Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop, Modern, Tap, and Senior Tap.
Seasonal offerings for dancers at all levels in multiple styles.
An audition only team that competes at regional and national dance competitions.
The West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company provides opportunities for seasonal performances beyond a traditional recital.