Jazz

Our classes focus on developing a strong Jazz technique where students are expected to have a basic knowledge of dance and a willingness to learn in a low-pressure environment.  We do not at this stage study an exam syllabus. 

 

The warm-up concentrates on strength, flexibility and knowledge of the elements of jazz dance.  This continues with combinations working on turns, kicks, and jumps.  The class ends with a fun choreography focusing on musicality, clean lines and movement, acting and performance.

Our jazz classes are the perfect mix of technique, exciting choreography and the opportunity to be oneself. 

Although external examinations are not required, students will still be formally assessed throughout the year.  If the tutor has seen the relevant improvements and progress the student will be invited to try the next level.  This decision is at the sole discretion of the tutor and Miss Sara

We are also offering a new class in 2019 - Broadway Heels which will train dancers to develop versatility, control, acting and technique. Students will be challenged in a funny and positive environment to develop their performance skills dancing with character heels and enjoying the choreographies of Broadway. More information is included on Musical Theatre page.

Prices range from $52.50 per month, for a 60 minute class once a week. At senior levels the classes are longer and the prices increase. 

“ Dance expresses joy better than anything else.”

“ Choreography is writing on your feet.”

- Bob Fosse

Jazz Dance Classes - Important Information

Class Levels


Jazz dance classes are offered at three different levels:

Junior Jazz 1 - from age 6 (approx)
Junior Jazz 2 Senior Jazz Advancement from one level to the next will occur if the tutor has seen the relevant improvements and progress required to try the next level. This decision is at the sole discretion of the tutor and Miss Sara. We also offer a range of bbodance Ballet Classes from age 5 , as well as Musical Theatre, Broadway Heels and Contemporary classes which are both available from age 9 and up.




Uniform Requirements


Black ¾ V waist leggings and jazz shoes (both purchased from PW Dancewear at The Colombo).

Also a Sara Anderson School of Dance muscle back singlet which is purchased directly from the school.
Hair must be secured back from the face.




Price


Prices range from $52.50 per month, for a 60 minute class once a week. At senior levels the classes are longer and the prices increase.





"Sara Anderson School of Dance is a family-focused school catering for students of a wide range of abilities and interests, from those who wish to dance recreationally, to those who are more serious about their dance journey.

 

Miss Sara has the skills and expertise to guide students in the right direction.”

Gill

Location of Dance Studio

62 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

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