JAZZ & TAP CLASSES
Jazz dance is a combination of several dance forms and is usually expressed through popular music. Although considered more free than ballet, jazz is also a structured dance form. Jazz lessons include warm up exercises specifically designed to increase flexibility and strength, barre work, isolations, center floor combinations and progressions across the floor (turning, jumping, kicking).
Juleigh Holley’s School of Dance feels strongly that jazz dances should remain age appropriate and that our choreography, costume and music selections reflect this commitment to our students.
Classes in ballet are highly encouraged for those who recognize that a classical background is a necessary ingredient to becoming an accomplished jazz, tap or theatrical dancer.
Tap is taught in a traditional Broadway and rhythm style. Most classes begin at the barre for perfecting tap techniques, followed by across the floor activities and end with learning, practicing and perfecting small combinations. Tap lessons are designed to develop rhythm, coordination, flexibility of the knees and ankles, speed and finesse.