Class Descriptions: (Kids ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary dance classes in Newton and so much more!)

***NEW CLASS:  BROADWAY BABIES: For ages 4-6 years old.  This special class at All That Jazz Dance Studio will have it all!   Ballet, Tap AND Musical Theater Dance, all geared for the age-appropriate and level of these young, budding dancers.  Students  will learn the technique of ballet and tap, but at the same time they  will also be introduced to the rudimentary basics of Broadway dance.  They even may be able to put on a very short musical theater  production mid-way through the year!

CREATIVE  MOVEMENT: For 2-3 year olds. The fundamentals of ballet are taught  here, but classes are still primarily focused on movement and dancing to  lively age-appropriate music.

FAIRY  PRINCESS DANCE:  For 3-5 year olds.  This special class is unique to  All That Jazz Dance Studio!  In addition to learning the basic fundamentals of  ballet, the little girls will have the fun experience of pretending to be dancing princesses, flying like Tinkerbell, and singing and dancing  along to their favorite Disney songs.  Props such as fairy wings,  dress-up tutus, and, of course, princess dresses, will all be provided.     


HIP HOP: Hip  Hop classes are geared towards hip hop for the dancer, rather than hip  hop as pure street funk. Classes are very energetic and begin with a  proper warm-up, including stretches and conditioning, followed by short  combinations across the floor and always finishing with a fun and age  appropriate combination.  


HIP  HOP FUSION:  This special class is aimed for students in middle school  who have always wanted to try jazz and hip hop but couldn’t decide  between them!  Students will learn all the cool, newest moves that their  favorite singers are doing, but they will also get to know the  technique behind those moves, too.    

 

JAZZ:  Jazz classes always begin with an aerobic, age-appropriate warm-up,  including stretches and some conditioning elements, followed by  progressions across the floor and finishing with a combination that  incorporates skills practiced during warm-up and across the floor.  Students learn many different genres of jazz dance, including musical  theater, swing, funk and even a little bit of hip hop.  


JAZZSWING:  This class is a combination of jazz, hip-hop, and swing dancing. Lively  music and up-beat moves dominate this unique and aerobically  challenging class. In a typical class, students will learn partner swing  dancing, as well as proper jazz technique across the floor and finish  with an energetic center combination 



LYRICAL:   This class is geared towards dancers who wish to take their dance  technique to the next level.  Lyrical dance takes the best of ballet and  jazz and combines them in one beautiful, flowing and emotional art  form.  Much like traditional lyrical, this class will help students  learn how to tell a story through their movements.

MODERN/LYRICAL:  This class concentrates on the technique of modern dance, with a  particular focus on the Horton method, the technique made famous by  Alvin Ailey.  This class has a Pilates-based warm-up interwoven with traditional modern dance moves, progressions across the floor that may involve actual floor-work, and lyrical (a blending of ballet and jazz) combinations at the end.


MUSICAL THEATER TRIPLE THREAT:  For middle and high school students who are  seriously involved in musical theater but have less dance experience, we have designed this special class.  Students will focus on the many aspects of musical theater; e.g., auditioning techniques, singing and  dancing simultaneously, tap dancing, acting, and many other aspects that go into becoming a "triple threat" on stage.


POINTE:  Pointe class is offered by permission only for students with  significant ballet experience. This half hour class is designed to be taken in conjuction with one of the other purely ballet classes.


PRE-BALLET/TAP:  For 2-5 year olds. Children begin to learn more of the technique of  ballet and rudimentary tap, while still having fun using creative dance  props and playing some dance games (for example, classes still usually  end with freeze dance). 


STREET  JAZZ:  This class is an awesome combination of Hip Hop and Jazz.  For  the older students, this class will teach some of the fundamental  technique of jazz dance mixed with the exciting world of today's dance  pop culture.  This class promises to get students sweating, "lock and  popping," as well as pirouetting by years end!  For the younger  students, this class will also teach some of the fundamentals of jazz  dance, but we will mix those fundamentals with the fun moves of today's hottest artists.


TAP:  Tap classes focus on both rhythm tap and musical theater style tap. A  capella rhythms are taught in most classes, followed by technical  progressions across the floor and finishing with a fun and rhythmically challenging combination.