About Aspire’s Jazz Program

Aspire offers Jazz to students from all levels. Our Jazz program focuses mainly on classic jazz style with some emphasis on contemporary and Broadway to give our students an appealing and versatile repertoire. Whether your student is looking to study jazz exclusively, or complement another dance discipline, our jazz classes are a favorite.

Fall classes begin on September 11, 2017 and run through June 17, 2018.

Early Beginner  – 45 min  $50.79 month

This Jazz/Tap class is a fun introduction for young children to both Jazz and Tap.  Tap is energetic and rhythmic and Jazz is expressive in a very different way.  Having these classes taught side-by-side gives students both the structure of Tap and the freedom of Jazz. Appropriate for children ages 4 and 5, a  great place to start for a new dancer.  Required dance wear: Black leggings, any color leo, Black tap shoes for tap, bare feet for jazz.

251 – Wednesday – 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Erica
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252 – Friday – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Allison
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Beginner Jazz – – 45 min – $50.79 month
(Primary Jazz – Jazz 6’s & 7’s)

This class is designed as an introduction to basic jazz technique, focusing on basic jazz positions, turns, jumps and leaps.  Students will also learn center and locomotor progressions as well as proper stretching techniques to enhance strength and flexibility.  Appropriate for: Boys and Girls.  This class is an extension of the skills learned in Early Beginner Tap/Jazz, or a great place to start for a new dancer.
Required dance wear:  Girls:  Black leotard, black leggings, black jazz shoes
Boys:  Black T-shirt, black leggings, black jazz shoes.

331 – Wednesday – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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Intermediate Jazz – 60 minutes – $65.21 month
(Jazz I)

This class is appropriate for students seeking a solid  foundation in Jazz technique.  The focus will be on developing center control of the body and a vocabulary of Jazz techniques including but not limited to: Jete’, Split Leap, Stag Leap, Jazz runs, Pas de bouree, Pique passe, pirouette, pivot step, Renverse,  Toe Rise and more.  Appropriate for:  Students ages 10 and older. Students will also work on rhythm and choreography.
Age: NA  Experience Needed: 1-2 yrs dance experience, audition or recommendation required for placement

431 – Wednesday – 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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Intermediate/Advanced Jazz – 75 minutes – $78.38
(Jazz II)
This is an intermediate to advanced Jazz class for teens and adults with ballet and/or jazz experience. Appropriate for: Age: NA.  Experience Needed:  Students with a minimum of 3 years of dance experience.
Dance wear required:  Dance clothing, nothing baggy and NO street clothes or belly shirts, black jazz shoes and/or tan footies

531 – Wednesday – 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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Advanced Jazz – 90 minutes – $90.29 month
(Jazz III)
This is an intermediate to advanced class and is by teacher invitation or audition.  Please call to audition or register.
Appropriate for: Teens and adults with dance experience.  Experience needed: 3+ years’ dance experience.

631 – Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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About Aspires Theater Jazz Program

New this year! Aspire is offering Theater Jazz for beginners and intermediate dancers. Broadway dance is a fusion of many styles of dance to help tell the story in a musical theater production. George Ballanchine was one of the earliest creators of Broadway dance with his 1936 edition of Ziegfeld Follies, along with choreographer Robert Alton who brought for the first modern dance style which closely resembles what is performed by New York stage dancers today.

Beginning Theater Jazz – 60 minutes – $50.79
Appropriate for: Students ages 6 and older with little or no experience.

361 – Friday – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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Intermediate Theater Jazz – 60 minutes – $65.21
Appropriate for:  Age: NA.  Students will need at least 2 years of dance experience

461 – Friday – 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
This class is full.  Please contact us in the event we extend it.

Intermediate/Advanced Theater Jazz – 60 minutes – $65.21
Appropriate for:  Age: NA.  Students will need at least 2 years of dance experience

561 – Friday – 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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Advanced Theater Jazz – 60 minutes – $65.21
Appropriate for:  Age: NA.  Students will need at least 2 years of dance experience

661 – Monday – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Naomi
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