Jazz Floorwork / Technique

Jazz Floorwork/Technique – Students work exclusively on technique, flexibility, leaps, and extensions.  These are all elements that will make their dance more interesting and impressive.  We recommend that students who take Jazz and Pom Pon take a technique class as well.  Students who take this class do not learn a routine and will NOT perform in the recital.

 

Jazz TECHNIQUE

Modern jazz dance is frequently influenced by other dance styles such as acro, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. In turn, many other dance styles are influenced by jazz dance.

As in most forms of dance, technique is the foundation for all modern jazz dance movement. In particular, jazz dancers benefit from a sound working knowledge of ballet technique and, consequently, hip hop dance curriculum commonly includes ballet training.

Modern jazz dance encompasses various techniques, including:

CENTER CONTROL
By treating the center of balance as the point from which movements emanate, it becomes possible to maintain balance and control while executing movements that would otherwise take the dancer off balance.

SPOTTING
This enables dancers to maintain balance and control while executing turns such as pirouettes and fouettés, by reducing the dizzying effect of repeated rotation.

POINTING
When pointing, dancers stretch their ankles and point their toes so as to align their feet with the leg lines in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

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Dance Types

Jazz, Jazz Floorwork/Technique, Ballet, Ballet Barre, Tap, Tap Floorwork, Hip-Hop, Clogging, Combo I & Combo II, Acro-Dance, Cheerleading Prep, Pom Pon, Tumbling

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PHONE: (812) 339-5365
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4075 W Gifford Rd
Bloomington, IN 47403