Advanced Jazz is a continuation of the Intermediate Jazz course. Based on the dancers' knowledge of jazz dance history from prior levels of jazz, students will focus more on contemporary forms of jazz dance, from its use in television, film, and stage. Advanced Jazz will incorporate an accelerated level of strength and technique exercises to improve turns, leaps, and performance quality, while facilitating more current and complex choreography in the styles of Broadway, Latin, and African jazz. Students will create, choreograph, and perform a piece to be presented in the Spring Dance Concert by the class.
Dress requirement: Solid-colored leotard, tight-fitting leggings, yoga pants, or "boy shorts," and jazz shoes
Prerequisite: Intermediate Jazz
(Offered in alternating years, not available 2020-2021)