Jazz ages 7 - 11 years
Jazz Dance is a combination of many styles of dance from street dance, musical theatre and other contemporary dance styles. Students learn the basic technique of Jazz Dance as well as performance skills. Jazz Dance introduces students to various dance styles which improves fitness, coordination and flexibility. Students learn fun combinations of leaps, turns, isolations and floor work. While Jazz Dance allows for freedom of movement, the technique requires students to learn a jazz vocabulary to perform different dance styles with confidence. Jazz gives students an opportunity to dance to popular music and develop their own personality. Jazz chorography routines are a feature of the class and students are encouraged to get creative and choreograph too.
Your Teacher - Mr Ben
Ben was a cast member of 8 West End productions, including Cats, Oklahoma, Phantom of the Opera, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
He has taught at vocational dance schools including Tring Park School for Performing Arts, Urdang Academy, Young Dancers Academy, Guildford School of Acting and Stageworks Studios. Ben was the Company Manager and more recently the Marketing Manager of the award-winning English Youth Ballet. Known as ‘Mr Ben’ – he has taught and been associated with FirstSteps School of Dance for 15 years.