Jazz

What is Jazz? 

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Jazz dance originates from the vernacular dances of Africans who were brought to the Americas on slave ships. The dance form developed alongside jazz music in New Orleans in the early 1900s, later turning into a theatre art between the 1930s and 1960s. The influence of highly trained classical and modern dancers experimenting with the jazz genre can be seen in the technique of jazz today.

Our jazz classes, held for both children and adults follow the basic structure of a good class; a warm-up which includes strengthening, stretching, isolations, diagonal exercises and turns, and the rehearsal of a routine.

 

Please note:

  • Fees are collected in advance for a block consisting of four consecutive classes
  • We do not offer any trial classes.
  • Personal and contact details will be collected at the time of registration
  • Fees are non-refundable and an initial registration fee is applicable.

Jazz classes offered

Recommended Minimum Age : 6 years, boys and girls

Objectives : Introduce the students to the foundations of Jazz; building body awareness; developing technique, musicality and performance quality through class work and choreography.

Frequency of classes: Once a week

Class Schedule :

Thursday @HQ, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Recommended Minimum Age : 16 years , girls and boys

Objectives : As the age of the dancer increases, so do their expectations. Jazz classes for adults are ridden with lots of jumps and leaps, using technique to execute given choreography with finesse. Accessible to both beginners and advanced students, the class presents itself as a challenge to improve strength, flexibility and musicality of all those in attendance.

Frequency of classes: Once a week

Class Schedule :

Sunday @Ulsoor Lake, 12pm – 1.30pm

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Frequently Asked Questions
The ideal wear for Jazz is dance shorts, leggings or track bottoms and a fitted t-shirt, the most important aspect being that they are comfortable and allow freedom of movement. Leotards and tights are also appropriate. No socks !
No prior dance experience is required to attend our jazz classes here at The Foundation. Though earlier training/experience is an added advantage, our teachers are happy to break down any new or unknown steps to help you understand and enjoy the class.
Dance sneakers, jazz shoes or Foot Undeez are most appropriate for jazz classes. However, bare feet are allowed for drag runs and pirouettes.
Sure you can. However, you will need to inform the teacher beforehand so that he/she can assess what movements or exercises might not be suitable for your condition. A doctor`s clearance for intense physical activity is recommended.