Jazz Dance II
Grades 10, 11, 12
This course is designed for intermediate/advanced dancers with at least 3-5 years of previous dance experience who is interested in learning advanced skills and increasing their jazz dance vocabulary. Class is structured like a professional jazz dance class with a warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, center combinations, and group choreography. Students will continue to learn and develop complex rhythmic skills and weight shifts characteristic of Jazz Dance I to include double and triple pirouettes, pas de bourées turns, layouts, and grandes jêtés. We also view dances on video to further enhance our process and to further expose students to dance on a more global perspective. Students may also participate in community and school performances.
Prerequisites: Jazz Dance I, or teacher permission based on previous dance experience and dance audition.