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Jazz and Tap

PYT offers an assortment of Jazz and Tap dance classes. Students are placed in classes according to their age, experience, and ability. Advancement through each level is determined by these factors, plus the instructor’s recommendations. 

JAZZ

Combining technique and performance, these classes will focus on body placement, strength and flexibility through warm up, center and progressions across the floor. Choreography will push the student technically and have an emphasis on performance techniques.

TAP

A rhythm tap style fusing both technique and choreography. The classes explore cross rhythms, syncopation, and call and response techniques. Tap routines are taught in a range of styles including theatrical (Broadway) tap, jazz tap and rhythm tap, Students may also learn original choreography from tap legends that has been handed down to tap dancers or decades.

Intro to Jazz/Tap (Ages 5-7) (1 hour)

An introductory class to learn the basic techniques and terminology of Jazz and Tap. Also recommended — Beginning Ballet.

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Jazz & Tap I (Ages 7+) (1 hour)

Beginner Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended — Ballet I, Broadway Styles I and/or Acrodance.

Thursdays: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Jazz & Tap II (Ages 10+) (1 ½ hours)

Beginner/Intermediate Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended — Ballet, Lyrical I, Broadway Styles II, Acrodance and/or Hip Hop I.

Mondays: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Jazz & Tap III (Ages 12+) (1 ½ hours)

Intermediate Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended — Ballet II/III, Lyrical I, Broadway Styles II/III and/or Hip Hop I/II.

Thursdays: 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Teen Jazz (Ages 13+) (1 hour)

Introductory through Intermediate class. No previous training required.

Mondays: 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Jazz IV (Ages 13+) (1 hour)

Intermediate/Advanced Jazz technique. Ballet also strongly recommended. Also recommended — Ballet and/or Lyrical.

Mondays: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Jazz V (1 hour)

Advanced Jazz technique. Ballet also strongly recommended. Also recommended — Lyrical I/II and/or Modern.

Wednesdays: 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Tap IV & V (1 hour)

Intermediate/Advanced Tap technique. Ballet also strongly recommended. Also recommended — Broadway Styles, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and/or Hip Hop.

Tap IV     Tuesdays: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Tap V      Tuesdays: 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Teen Tap (Ages 12+) (1 hour)

Introductory through intermediate classes. Ballet also strongly recommended. Also recommended — Broadway Styles and/or Jazz. Placement is determined by teacher recommendation.

Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 PM