Kids Jazz & Lyrical Dance Classes (3-18)


Jazz

Jazz is a diverse, powerful and dynamic dance style. It improves overall coordination and flexibility in a fast paced, challenging and fun environment. Students will focus on isolations, stylization, jumping, turning, progressions and current choreography.

The General Training Program (G) will include a year-end performance.

The Intensive Training Program (ITP) Dancers must be recommended for this program by one of the Directors. ITP class codes are based on levels. This should make it easier when competition season comes for knowing your dancers codes. Dancers must be taking the required technique classes to participate in the competitive jazz classes. ITP performance classes may include festivals/competitions and will include year-end performances.

Level 1 – (ages 5-7) are required to take a minimum of one  ballet classes per week.

Level 2 & 3 – (ages 8-11) are required to take a minimum of two ballet classes per week.

Levels 4, 5 & 6 – (ages 12+) are required to take a minimum of two ballet classes per week plus affiliated modern and jazz technique classes. Dancers doing pointe and ballet solos or small groups must take three ballet classes per week.

* If you are unsure what level to register please speak with one of the directors.

2022/23 Jazz Class Options:

Registration opens May 1st for THD families and May 15th for new students.  If you are interested joining a class but it is showing full, it is strongly encouraged to place your name on the waitlist.

LYRICAL

This style of dance explores self-expression using a combination of jazz, ballet and modern technique. Danced to soft free flowing music, classes will focus on smooth moving techniques that emphasize the lyrics. These classes may involve festival, competition and year-end performance. *Please Note  – All dancers (G or ITP) must be enrolled in at least one ballet class per week to participate in any lyrical class.

2022/23 Lyrical Class Options:

Registration opens May 1st for THD families and May 15th for new students.  If you are interested joining a class but it is showing full, it is strongly encouraged to place your name on the waitlist.