Jazz 2017-03-15T20:41:45+00:00

The steps and essential style of jazz dancing, originated from dances of Africans brought to the Americas as slaves. Originally, the term jazz dance encompassed any dance done to jazz music, including both tap dance and jitterbug.

Over time, a clearly defined jazz genre emerged, changing from a street dance to a theatrical dance performed on stage by professionals. Some scholars and dancers, especially Swing and Lindy Hop dancers, still regard the term jazz dance as an umbrella term which includes both the original and the evolved versions: they refer to the theatrical form of jazz dance as modern jazz. (Ref. Wikipedia)

Class Level Descriptions

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This class is designed for teen and adults wishing to learn the basics of jazz dancing in a fun and safe environment. Class covers general fitness warm-up and exercises with Basic jazz steps and technique, including basic linking steps, single pirouette turns, simple leaps, chaine turns, pique turns. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination.

Prerequisite

None

Students learn basic jazz steps and technique, including but not limited to Jazz walk, kick ball change, back ball change, across the floor progressions, single pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple leaps, hitch kicks, fouette leaps. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz 2 level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA KinderCombo to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only.

Students continue study of basic jazz steps and technique, including but not limited to Jazz walk, kick ball change, back ball change, across the floor progressions, single pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple leaps, hitch kicks, fouette leaps The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz 2 level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Jazz IA (6-8) to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only.

Students continue study of basic jazz steps and technique, including but not limited to Jazz walk, kick ball change, back ball change, across the floor progressions, single pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple leaps, hitch kicks, fouette leaps, focusing on developing accuracy, technique and speed in combining individual dance steps. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz 2 level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete Jazz IA (6-8) and/or Jazz IA (8-12) to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only.

This class is designed for students continued study of basic jazz technique including but not limited to Linking steps, single and double pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple leaps, fan kicks, hitch kicks, fouette leaps, tour jete leaps; Beginning study of kick turns, axles, fouette tours, shoulder rolls, and illusions. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels II and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz II level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

This class designed for teen and adults who have successfully completed NCDA Jazz Level I . As per NCDA ballet requirements, all students under the age of 18 are required to be current in attendance of one hour of ballet per week. Although, ballet requirement does not require students over the age of 18 years of age to participate in one hour of ballet per week, it is highly recommended for the student’s ultimate training experience. All students of teen-adult classes are subject to evaluation. Determination of readiness of any student is at the sole discretion of the staff of NCDA.

students continued study of basic jazz technique including but not limited to Linking steps, single and double pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple leaps, fan kicks, hitch kicks, fouette leaps, tour jete leaps; Beginning study of pirouette turns and axle turns. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz II level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

This class designed for teen and adults who have successfully completed NCDA Jazz Level I . As per NCDA ballet requirements, all students under the age of 18 are required to be current in attendance of one hour of ballet per week. Although, ballet requirement does not require students over the age of 18 years of age to participate in one hour of ballet per week, it is highly recommended for the student’s ultimate training experience. All students of teen-adult classes are subject to evaluation. Determination of readiness of any student is at the sole discretion of the staff of NCDA.

Students continued study of basic and continuing into intermediate jazz technique including but not limited to linking steps, single and double pirouettes, chaine turns, pique turns, simple and into intermediate leaps, fan kicks, hitch kicks, fouette leaps, tour jete leaps; study of fouette turns and axle turns; focus on development of accuracy, technique, speed and performance. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz II level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Jazz Levels 1A-1B to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff and in current attendance of one hour of ballet per week prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. As per NCDA ballet requirements, ALL Level 2 or above Jazz students under the age of 18 are required to be current in attendance of one hour of ballet per week.

Student will continue to perfect jazz linking steps, double and triple pirouette turns in place and across the floor, chaine turns, pique turns in progression, intermediate leaps and jumps, double and triple fan kicks, tour jete, tour fouette, fouette turns in place, pike turns, illusions, other progressive steps while working to improve technique, accuracy and speed. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels 2 and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz 2 level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Jazz Levels 1A-2 to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff and in current attendance of one hour of ballet per week prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. As per NCDA ballet requirements, ALL Level 2 or above Jazz students under the age of 18 are required to be current in attendance of one hour of ballet per week.

Student will continue to perfect all listed under the Jazz 3 class description, with more focus on execution of dance choreography with accuracy, technique and speed. The jazz syllabus is an extensive study in the dance form and prepares the student for performance. Each class is geared specifically toward the respective levels, each focusing on the technique of the dance form. Most jazz classes dedicate the first six months solely to dance technique while the remaining six months of the dance year focuses on putting technique and applications into a dance combination. Due to the ballet origins of jazz technique, all jazz students of levels II and above are required to maintain at least one hour of ballet training per week. Ballet requirement may be fulfilled in scheduled NCDA ballet classes or at any accredited ballet school. (see studio policies regarding ballet requirements and validation). Noncompliance with this ballet requirement will result in the withdrawal of the student from any jazz II level class and above until ballet requirement has been met and student is in regular attendance. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Jazz Levels 1A-3 to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff and in current attendance of one hour of ballet per week prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. As per NCDA ballet requirements, ALL Level 2 or above Jazz students under the age of 18 are required to be current in attendance of one hour of ballet per week. Additionally, all Jazz IV students MUST be enrolled and in consistent attendance in two (2) Jazz 4 level classes and one hour of Jazz turns & leaps per week.