JZT Dance Class Descriptions

Young Dancers

Ages 7 and Up


Acro - NEW
Ages: 7 to 15
Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It incorporates basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, and handsprings with strength training and conditioning. There is no recital performance for this class. 
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Ballet
Ballet is the basis of all dance movement as it develops strength, grace, poise, posture and musicality. The technical training of ballet is essential for all aspiring young dancers as it provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. It should be studied by every dancer at all ages and levels. Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced levels. 
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Ballet Level 1 to 3
Ages:  7 to 18
The Ballet Level classes, which begin at age 7, are more technically advanced and structured than our Princess Ballet classes and are the next step in your child's dance development.   Class begins at the barre, working to perfect balance and placement which leads into progressively more intricate center exercises.  Students are given classical ballet combinations and lyrical material. Level 1 is geared towards dancers with minimal or no previous dance experience.  Level 2 is geared towards dancers with prior experience while Level 3 classes are for the advanced student. 
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Ballet - Pointe
Ages:  13 to 18
The technique of performing on pointe for classical and contemporary ballet.  This 30-minute class is for advanced students with at least three years of ballet technique and are taking two or more dance classes a week (including ballet). Instructor permission is required for Pointe classes. 
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Hip Hop
Ages: 7 to 18
Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles primarily breaking, locking, popping, waving, and krumping as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. . It is a very energetic dance form that can be choreographed or improvised Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class. 
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Jazz
Ages: 7 to 18
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, isolation of body parts, big leaps, kicks and quick turns. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality. Set to jazz, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and fun for all ages. Jazz dance ranges in style from the excitement of funk to the bravura of Broadway. Jazz technique develops strength, coordination, and the controlled movement of each part of the body. 
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Lyrical/Contemporary
Ages: 7 to 18
A beautiful and soulful blend of ballet, jazz and modern dance with expressive motions that often tells a story. Dancers will learn lyrical technique, the rhythm of jazz, and the emotion of Modern dance. Students will be encouraged to express their emotions in class through natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation. 
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Musical Theater
Ages: 7 to 18
A form of theatrical performance that combine songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through words, music, dance, and staging. In this class, students will focus on elements of dance, singing and acting, all necessary components of musical theatre. 
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Glee Song and Dance - NEW
Ages: 7 to 9
This class incorporates dance movement, musicality, voice exercises and singing to favorite Broadway hits and other popular songs. This program is wonderful for the "outgoing" child and has also proven to be helpful to the child who is rather shy in nature. This class is similar to Musical Theater but does not focus on the acting component normally included in Musical Theater programming. 
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Street Salsa - NEW
Ages: 6 to 18
The word salsa translates to "spice it up a little." At JZT Dance, Street Salsa translates to “spice it up A LOT!”. In this high energy class, students will be trained in body movements and Latin rhythms in Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, and Latin Jazz with a focus on basic fundamentals, timing, total body movements fast footwork, isolations, balance, turning techniques, styling, and dance technique in solo salsa dance. Salsa also affords the opportunity to incorporate other dance styles and disciplines previously mastered. Salsa is a mixture of ingredients and you can put anything in there so long as you go with the rhythm. Let’s salsa! 
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Tap
Ages: 7 to 18
Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork and rhythms. Rhythm skills are essential to building a solid dance education. Tap works the Ears as well as the feet. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap while also teaching musicality and rhythm. Emphasis is placed on precision, speed and clarity of sound with an upbeat and fun approach to rhythm and dance. 
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Pre-School

Ages Newborn to 4

Adults

Ages 18 and Up

Tiny Dancers

Ages 3 to 6