We hope you can join us for these very special springbreak workshops with Teacher Aariel! Please pre-register as class sizes are limited. We will not be having our regularly scheduled classes during springbreak. HAPPY SPRING!!! 🌸🌻🌷🌼🌺
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TJ Dance has ALWAYS been blessed with amazing community volunteers. Our shows would be impossible without all of you! There will never be enough " Thank Yous" to really convey to you all how very thankful we always are! You mean the world to us! What a great community we live in. If you have ever been a TJ Dance volunteer, again we thank you... from the very bottom of our hearts!❤❤❤
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This one is about as far back as we go... as I recall, classes began in March... by May, we performed in the Duvall Days Parade and in June we put on a show! We served free coffee and cake to lure in our audience! It was so much fun! ❤🥰❤ Please tag yourselves dancers. Amazing memories!
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TJ Dance Memories... Mid 90s girls? Maybe...
Join us in studio or on Zoom! Let's Dance!❤
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Another TJ Dance memory... please tag yourselves in these photos. ❤ We hope to post them all next week. They're so fun! Does anyone remember the dance names or the year? We made our own costumes back then. We had huge cutting parties at the studio. We cut the patterns out of bolts of material laid out all over the studio floor.
We're back at the studio dancing! We'd love to have you join us! Let's make new memories! Let's dance! 💃🕺🥰
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TJ Dance thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane for a few days! Please feel free to tag yourselves! Notice the gas prices? 😂❤💃🕺🥰
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That magical moment when class "rules" momentarily escape them because there's suddenly a rainbow! ❤🌈 🥰 We are back and dancing in studio! 💃🕺😍
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TJ Dance is back in-studio starting today Monday January 18th, 2021. All CDC guidelines will still be in affect so please don't forget your masks. We'll be checking temps, sanitizing hands and answering health questions at the door. We are so excited to be returning, dancing with you, and seeing you all in person! Zoom classes will still available for those not yet ready to return in person quite yet. Let's dance! ❤ 🕺💃 🩰🥰
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Hi Dancers! TJ Dance "in studio" dance classes have been postponed until Jan 18, 2021. We are so sorry. . Please go to tjdance.com for our Zoom/Recorded Video schedule. We will see your faces Jan 18th and until then, we'll see you on Zoom. Please stay safe and healthy so we can gather again soon! 💃❤🕺🥰😷 ...

Good Morning!❤ TJ Dance will see you in studio (or on zoom for those not quite ready) starting Tuesday January 5th, 2021! We are so excited to be dancing together again! Please remember to keep your masks on during your whole class and follow all CDC recommendations. See you tomorrow! Yay!!!🎉🙌❤ Let's DANCE! 💃🥰🕺 ...

Happiest of Holidays to each and every one of you!❤ Happy New Year too! 🎉 See you all back at the studio or on Zoom Jan 5th, 2021!🙌💃🕺🥰 Let's get back to dancing!
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TJ Dance has been mandated to extend our closure through Jan 4, 2021 by the Governor due to the high rise of Covid cases. Please check out our Zoom/Recording Schedule at tjdance.com. We miss you all. We thank you for your continued support and patience. Happy Holidays to all! We will see you in studio in the New Year! Stay Safe and Healthy! We miss you! ❤
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TJ Dance is open today! We're dancing one more day before the mandatory shut down begins tomorrow. This picture is so random... i'd say mid 90s. 😉❤😂 Recognize anyone? I do!
Watch for a live zoom class schedule by tomorrow! Let's keep dancing!🕺💃🥰
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We have loved dancing at the studio again with all of you!
TJ Dance is required to close Nov 17- Dec 14 following Governor Inslee's orders because of the dramatic rise of Covid-19. We plan to continue classes online alternating between Live Zoom Classes one week and Recorded Classes the next. Watch for our schedule. We Thank You for your patience and understanding. We'll get through this together! Contact TJ Dance for any questions. Stay Safe and Healthy! Let's keep dancing!
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Class Descriptions

2-4 Yrs

3-4 yr old, Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet

Monday | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

Creative Movement introduces the child to moving with the music, using both children’s songs and classical music. Locomotor actions (walk, run, jump, turn, slow, fast) and being part of a group activity will be taught in the class. This requires the child to be able to separate from the parent, use listening skills and follow the teachers directions. Pretend play and imagination will be integral parts of this class. Children will be introduced to classical ballet music, ballet stories, positions of the feet and arms, and learn how to plie and tendu. Proper ballet slippers required, along with dance attire (no jeans, coveralls, or long play dresses). Dress up (provided by the teacher) will be used on occasion. A performance piece will be taught, along with the opening number, to be performed in the June dance recital.

3-4 yr old, Combo Class

Monday | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a fun 45 minute creative movement class to introduce your toddler to the world of dance, all while using a very playful interaction with other students. We do both soft shoe (ballet) and tap.

3-5 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class introduces very young students to tap, jazz, and ballet.  Students learn basic tap and ballet steps, while increasing their physical stamina, and listening skills in a class setting. Fun dance related activities will also be included.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Opening number for the show.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

3-6 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-6 yr old, Combo Class

Monday | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a fun 45 minute creative movement class to introduce your toddler to the world of dance, all while using a very playful interaction with other students. We do both soft shoe (ballet) and tap.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

Class time will be divided into teaching ballet for the first 25 minutes of class, with the rest for tap dancing. Ballet instruction will include barre work (plies, tendus, passe, arabesque) and learning ballet positions. Tap will use the Al Gilbert graded technique, learning shuffles, ball change and flaps, along with across the floor moves. Both ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers will be taught one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June dance recital. An in-house dance will also be taught.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Wednesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

In this combination class, your 4-6 year old will step into the magical world of dance, letting their imaginations soar as they learn the basics of ballet and tap. We will focus on learning technique, listening to the music, and loving the art of dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

4-7 yr old, Tap/Jazz/Ballet

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This dance combination class introduces the basics of each dance style and helps ignite the joy of dancing in young hearts. Dancers focus on age appropriate techniques—toes and heels, front and back, right and left, slow and fast, as well as tempos, patterns and combinations of movements. Dancers in this class perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-7 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

5-8 Yrs

3-5 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class introduces very young students to tap, jazz, and ballet.  Students learn basic tap and ballet steps, while increasing their physical stamina, and listening skills in a class setting. Fun dance related activities will also be included.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Opening number for the show.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

3-6 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

Class time will be divided into teaching ballet for the first 25 minutes of class, with the rest for tap dancing. Ballet instruction will include barre work (plies, tendus, passe, arabesque) and learning ballet positions. Tap will use the Al Gilbert graded technique, learning shuffles, ball change and flaps, along with across the floor moves. Both ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers will be taught one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June dance recital. An in-house dance will also be taught.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Wednesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

In this combination class, your 4-6 year old will step into the magical world of dance, letting their imaginations soar as they learn the basics of ballet and tap. We will focus on learning technique, listening to the music, and loving the art of dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

4-7 yr old, Tap/Jazz/Ballet

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This dance combination class introduces the basics of each dance style and helps ignite the joy of dancing in young hearts. Dancers focus on age appropriate techniques—toes and heels, front and back, right and left, slow and fast, as well as tempos, patterns and combinations of movements. Dancers in this class perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-7 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

5-7 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Wednesday | 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

6-8 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This dance combination class teaches basic ballet and tap steps to elementary school ages 6-8. Barre work and center floor combinations will be used to re-enforce learning dance routines. Students will increase their physical strength, flexibility and stamina. This class will cultivate an interest in dance performance and a feeling of accomplishment. Dancers will perform one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

6-9 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance combinations for 6-9 yr. olds is more structured than the younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

6-9 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

9-12 Yrs

6-9 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance combinations for 6-9 yr. olds is more structured than the younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

6-9 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

7-10 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

9-11 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This combination class will teach both ballet and tap steps and dance terminology for elementary school ages 9-11. Previous dance experience would be helpful, but not necessary as fundamental skills will be taught, along with expanding into dance combinations learned in the center. Barre work will be used for learning steps in ballet and tap. One dance will be performed in Recital, along with the group opening number. An additional dance will be taught to perform for an in-house performance at the end of the year.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

9-12 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

10-14 yr old, Tap/Jazz

Tuesday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class builds on having some knowledge of dance, but previous experience is not required. Dancers will assume more responsibility for themselves, working on their memory skills while learning more challenging dance combinations as well as working to coordinate dance with music. This class will perform two dance numbers in the June recital, and will participate in either the opening or finale group number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

11-14 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

11-14 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dancing for middle school age students, grades 11-14. Previous experience in ballet would be helpful, but not required, as fundamental skills will be taught at the barre and center floor. Warm-up stretches, along with learning dance combinations, will be included each class. One week the class will study ballet, the alternating week will be lyrical style. This class will learn two dances, one ballet, one lyrical, to perform in the annual Recital, along with participating in the Finale number.
*Leather ballet slippers, and jazz shoes required.

Teen

10-14 yr old, Tap/Jazz

Tuesday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class builds on having some knowledge of dance, but previous experience is not required. Dancers will assume more responsibility for themselves, working on their memory skills while learning more challenging dance combinations as well as working to coordinate dance with music. This class will perform two dance numbers in the June recital, and will participate in either the opening or finale group number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

11-14 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

11-14 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dancing for middle school age students, grades 11-14. Previous experience in ballet would be helpful, but not required, as fundamental skills will be taught at the barre and center floor. Warm-up stretches, along with learning dance combinations, will be included each class. One week the class will study ballet, the alternating week will be lyrical style. This class will learn two dances, one ballet, one lyrical, to perform in the annual Recital, along with participating in the Finale number.
*Leather ballet slippers, and jazz shoes required.

HS Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dance to high school age students. Previous ballet experience required, as the class will be focusing on more challenging dance combinations, turns, and leaps. Ballet barre and lyrical floor work will be included. Some students will be preparing for pointe work, This class will learn two dances to perform in Recital, one ballet number and one lyrical, along with participating in the Finale.
*Leather ballet slippers, jazz shoes, and stretch bands required.

Teen/Adult Int/Adv Tap

Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

HS/Adult Ballet Fitness

Tuesday (Only 2nd Tuesday of month) | 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class offers gentle stretching, along with basic ballet barre work to strengthen the back, legs and arms. A simple ballet combination will be taught to “feel” classical music. Prior knowledge of ballet is helpful, but not required. No dress code, but proper leather ballet slippers required. This is a non-performance class that will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of the month.

Teen/Adult Beg Tap 1

Wednesday | 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap 2

Wednesday | 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Using the Al Gilbert methodology for tap instruction, adults of all ages are encouraged to learn tap dancing. Besides improving strength and flexibility, dancing is a great way to exercise the brain by memorizing steps, combinations and counts. This class will teach and improve a dancer’s rhythm and tempo combining sound and movement to music to create “dance”.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Finale number.

Tap shoes required.

Teen/Adult Hawaiian Dance

Wednesday | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Studio B
Karen Hendrickson

This is a beginner class for students age Teen/Adult. During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Teen/Adult Modern Fusion

Wednesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Aariel Hall

For those of you who just can’t choose one style of dance, why not come try Modern Fusion? The main focus of Modern Fusion is learning how to “sing” with your body by using different movement styles to express feelings and tell stories. In order to perform unique choreography, we learn techniques from modern dance as a base for this class but also will take inspiration from many different styles such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Bollywood

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Shruti Sharma

Bollywood dancing is an amalgamation of folk, Classical and even western dance forms making it very fun and energetic form of dance. Songs are accentuated using strong beats with emphasis on the emotion of the song as they are generally part of a storyline in a movie. There are no rules and anyone can dance!

Teen/Adult Belly Dance

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

This belly fitness class is for beginning and intermediate students. Expect to have lots of fun and laughter while you sweat and learn to move your body in new ways. This year, we will learn at least two different styles of dance and choreographies. We (as a group) may choose to do one or both dances for our recital in June.

Adult

Beginning Country Line Dance

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio B
Bethany Brittain

Can I get a yeehaw? This class is perfect for all levels of dance, from completely new to advanced dancer! Guaranteed a fun workout while learning some country line dance moves. Class will begin with a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, you will learn a country line dance for the annual recital.

Int/Adv Country Line

Monday | 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
(with teacher approval)
Bethany Brittain

Can I get a yeehaw? This class is perfect for intermediate to advanced dancers! Guaranteed a fun workout while learning some country line dance moves. Class will begin with a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, you will learn a country line dance for the annual recital.

A Persian Winged Dance w/ Nyree

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

HS/Adult Ballet Fitness

Tuesday (Only 2nd Tuesday of month) | 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class offers gentle stretching, along with basic ballet barre work to strengthen the back, legs and arms. A simple ballet combination will be taught to “feel” classical music. Prior knowledge of ballet is helpful, but not required. No dress code, but proper leather ballet slippers required. This is a non-performance class that will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of the month.

Teen/Adult Int/Adv Tap

Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg Tap 1

Wednesday | 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap 2

Wednesday | 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Using the Al Gilbert methodology for tap instruction, adults of all ages are encouraged to learn tap dancing. Besides improving strength and flexibility, dancing is a great way to exercise the brain by memorizing steps, combinations and counts. This class will teach and improve a dancer’s rhythm and tempo combining sound and movement to music to create “dance”.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Finale number.

Tap shoes required.

Teen/Adult Hawaiian Dance

Wednesday | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Studio B
Karen Hendrickson

This is a beginner class for students age Teen/Adult. During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Teen/Adult Modern Fusion

Wednesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Aariel Hall

For those of you who just can’t choose one style of dance, why not come try Modern Fusion? The main focus of Modern Fusion is learning how to “sing” with your body by using different movement styles to express feelings and tell stories. In order to perform unique choreography, we learn techniques from modern dance as a base for this class but also will take inspiration from many different styles such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Bollywood

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Shruti Sharma

Bollywood dancing is an amalgamation of folk, Classical and even western dance forms making it very fun and energetic form of dance. Songs are accentuated using strong beats with emphasis on the emotion of the song as they are generally part of a storyline in a movie. There are no rules and anyone can dance!

Teen/Adult Belly Dance

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

This belly fitness class is for beginning and intermediate students. Expect to have lots of fun and laughter while you sweat and learn to move your body in new ways. This year, we will learn at least two different styles of dance and choreographies. We (as a group) may choose to do one or both dances for our recital in June.

Adult Lyrical Jazz “Fosse Style”

Wednesday | 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio A
Thursday | 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM | Studio A

Jayne Hancock & Peg Burnside

This class for older teens and adults of all ages and focuses on two elements—building physical strength, flexibility, and stamina using jazz style warm-up techniques, and learning a Bob Fosse inspired dance number to perform for the June dance recital. Dance experience is helpful, but not required for this class. Dancers will also learn the group Finale dance for recital.

Jazz shoes or jazz sneakers suggested for this class.