Tap/Jazz 5 – 8
Ages 5 – 8 Tap/Jazz Combo
These classes are perfect for your child from ages 5 – 8. We create a curriculum that combines all the great foundations in a fun and entertaining way for your child. They will love coming to class to learn new things and make friends for life.
We offer TAP classes where the students wear tap shoes and learn to make rhythms through sound out of their feet. Tap focuses on musicality that will transfer into all styles of dance. Dancers will learn how to count music and find the beat of a song. Tap dance is an intricate movement of the feet using the heels and toes to create a rhythm that compliments music. Tap classes at DDAC consist of a rhythm-based warm-up, across the floor progressions and center combinations.
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. Classes consist of a warm up with exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using upbeat music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities. As a student progresses through the levels of Jazz study, he or she will focus on breathing, basic stretches, isolations and walks. The student will advance into combinations with stress on proper technique. The fundamentals of strong Jazz technique will be learned through proper body placement and strength, as the fluidity and smoothness of movements and transitions increase. As dancers advance, they learn difficult skills like pirouette turns, leaps, jumps and floor work. Students gain a working knowledge of terminology, as well as its accurate execution, as they learn to enjoy this expressive form of dance. Jazz classes at DDAC are high-energy classes that focus on technique, musicality, isolations, and flexibility with a warm-up, across the floor work, and center combinations.
Tan or Pink Tights with a Leotard or Leggings/ Dance Shorts with a Leotard/Fitted Tank Top. Hair should be pulled back and out of the face. Boys should wear black bottoms and a white or black T-shirt. Dancers under 10 should have tan tap shoes. Dancers 11 & and up & All Boys should have black tap shoes. Company dancers have a different required tap shoe.
Tan or Pink Tights with a Leotard or Leggings/ Dance Shorts with a Leotard/Fitted Tank Top. Hair should be pulled back and out of the face. Boys should wear black bottoms and a white or black T-shirt. Dancers should have Tan Jazz Shoes. Boys should have Black Jazz Shoes.