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.
Combining technique and performance, these classes will focus on body placement, strength, and flexibility through warm-ups, center, and progressions across the floor. Choreography will push the student technically and have an emphasis on performance techniques.
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 have been handed down to tap dancers for decades.
Intro to Jazz/Tap (Ages 5-7) (1 Hour)
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM
An introductory class to learn the basic techniques and terminology of Jazz and Tap. Also recommended- Beginning Ballet.
Jazz & Tap I (Ages 7+) (1 Hour)
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Beginner Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended – Ballet I, Broadway Styles I and/or Hip Hop I.
Jazz & Tap I/II (Ages 9+) (1 Hour)
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Beginner/Intermediate Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended – Ballet I, Broadway Styles I and/or Hip Hop I.
Jazz & Tap II (Ages 10+) (1 Hour)
Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Intermediate Jazz and Tap technique. Also recommended – Ballet, Broadway Styles II, Acrodance and/or Hip Hop I.
Jazz III/IV (Ages 12+) (1 1/2 Hour)
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Intermediate Jazz technique. Also recommended- Ballet III/IV, Lyrical II, Broadway Styles III and/or Hip Hop II.
Jazz IV (1 Hour)
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz technique. Also recommended – Ballet, Broadway Styles, and/or Lyrical.
Jazz V (1 Hour)
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
Advanced Jazz technique. Ballet also strongly recommended. Also recommended- Broadway Styles and/or Lyrical.
Tap III/IV (1 Hour)
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Tap technique. Also recommended- Ballet III/IV, Lyrical II, Broadway Styles III, Jazz and/or Hip Hop II.
Tap IV (1 Hour)
Thursdays 8:00 –9:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Tap technique. Ballet is strongly recommended. Also recommended – Broadway Styles, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and/or Hip Hop.