Contemporary/Jazz/Hip Hop ages 9 and up
Contemporary/Jazz Combo is a 45 minute class. Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities. Contemporary dance classes are a great way to exercise. The improvised nature of contemporary dancing involves fluidity of movement. This style of dance allows you to translate meaning through movement and really allows you to interpret the music. Contemporary dance is a fusion of all styles- ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, etc. We will expose this class to a hip hop combination to broaden their experience in more forms of dance. Hip Hop dance movements instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.
Open to: This class is recommended for students ages 9 and over.
Class: 45 minutes per week
Monthly Tuition: $60.00 per month
Performance is such an important aspect of our dance program. Our showcase is approximately a 60 minute performance held at Miami University Parrish Auditorium on the Hamilton Campus. For a dancer, having the opportunity to perform for friends and family in a costume on a stage is the icing on the cake for all of the hard work throughout the season. We host two showcases annually: our Winter Sparkle Showcase and our Summer Shine Recital. Although performances are not mandatory they are highly recommended for these dancers to perform and showcase their talents and skills learned throughout the season. Participation in our showcases require the purchase of a costume and tickets for family and friends. We also have another performance opportunity for our dancers at Perfection Gymnastics Annual Showcase.