Jazz dance is a performance dance and style that arose in the United States in the mid 20th century. Jazz dance may allude to vernacular jazz about Broadway or dramatic jazz. The two types expand on African American vernacular styles of dance that arose with jazz music. In this jazz class students will gain strength, flexibility through conditioning techniques and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In this Jazz class the dancers will learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance.
Jazz Shoes, Jazz Slippers, Sneakers
Suggested Experience Needed:
1-2 years of experience months recommended
Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Pop Jam
Jumps & Turns, and Ballet . Students should have a basic understanding of Jazz Terminology.
JanJan (any pronouns) is a movement artist, born and raised in the Bay Area. They’ve been training in various styles, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and more for over 10 years now. Their love of teaching started when they use to do club swimming and would teach the younger students on as a side job. Although leaving behind their years and dedication of studio training, you can still find JanJan always eager to challenge themself by learning and training in new styles. Their number one priority will always be creating a safe and fun space whenever teaching, allowing dancers to not be afraid to trying new things and let dance be therapeutic.
JanJan started their dance journey at the age of 6. They’ve trained all over the Bay Area, primarily with Westlake School of Preforming Arts, West Coast Dance Conservatory, Krazy 8, and Poise’n Brigade. Recently, they have also had the opportunity to be a part of Alee Martinez’s “Don’t Play With It” music video, RedBull’s Dance Your Style, and Body Rock’s Ressecution. JanJan has taught at all over the Bay Area, including for CY Danceworks, West Coast Dance Conservatory, Heart Beat Dance Academy, and Saint Francis High School.
Along with dancing, you might also know JanJan from their online content on several social media platforms and their writing as an author. They are very excited to see what’s in store as a movement artist and will always be so grateful for all the opportunities they have been a part of and more to encounter. They can’t wait to see all of you grow!
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