The Association of International Dance Teachers is a South African based dance society. They have developed an extensive jazz syllabus for students and instructors alike. Students can take examinations and earn credits which can be applied towards high school graduation. These highly technical classes introduce students to jazz terminology, music theory and anatomy.
Exams are optional. No choreography will be set in this class. Ages 6 & up.
AIDT JAZZ TECH (EXAM CLASS)
Ages 7 and Up Intro to Jazz Tech (NO EXAM WILL PERFORM IN THE RECITAL)
Ages 8 and Up AIDT First Grade Jazz Tech
Ages 9 and Up AIDT Second Grade Jazz Tech
Ages 10 and Up AIDT Third Grade Jazz Tech
Ages 11 and Up AIDT Fourth Grade Jazz Tech
*Ages 12 and Up AIDT Preliminary Junior Jazz Tech
*Ages 13 and Up AIDT Preliminary Jazz Tech (FIRST COMPULSORY EXAM)
*After Preliminary has been passed AIDT Elementary Jazz Tech
*After Elementary has been passed AIDT Intermediate Jazz Tech
*After Intermediate has been passed AIDT Advanced Jazz Tech
* completed exams can be used for fine arts credit
DANCERS WILL EXAMINE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TEACHER, STUDENTS ASKED TO TAKE THEIR EXAM DO NOT HAVE TO ENTER. DANCERS ARE WELCOME TO TAKE THESE CLASSES FOR TECHNIQUE PURPOSES WITHOUT EVER ENTERING AN EXAM.
Jazz is a fun and upbeat style of dance. Classes include warm-up exercises, stretching, core strengthening work, isolations, across the floor combinations and choreography.
Students will learn and perform a dance in the year end recital. Ages 6 & up.
This class combines jazz dance and tap dance in a one hour dance lesson. This class provides a solid foundation of these two techniques while introducing students to new styles.
Students will learn and perform a dance in the year end recital. Ages 5 - 7.
Ages 6-7 Primary Jazz
Ages 7-8 Junior 1 Jazz
Ages 8-9 Junior 2 Jazz
Ages 9-10 Junior 3 Jazz
Ages 10-11 Junior 4 Jazz
THESE AGES ARE JUST A GUIDELINE - DANCERS WILL BE PLACED ACCORDING TO ABILITY.
Ages 11-13 with dance background Junior 5/6 Jazz
Ages 11-13 with limited dance background Pre Teen Jazz
Ages 13-17 with limited dance background Teen Jazz
Ages 13-16 with more extensive dance background Inter A Jazz
Ages 14-17 with more extensive dance background Inter B Jazz
*Competitive Jazz Classes are available by audition only for ages 7 and Up.
SPINS N LEAPS
Students will focus on technique and intricate steps/tricks throughout the year. This highly beneficial class keeps dancers in top physical form, improving stamina, flexibility and control.
For technique only - no choreography will be set in this class. Ignite Youth Company Dancers only. Ages 7 & up.