Jazz dance is a structured class designed to give dancers a range of performance styles whilst building on the foundations established in Modern Dance and Ballet. Jazz dance integrates several genres of performance and is an excellent class for those wanting to develop dance performance and technique.
The class consists of a warm up involving stretching ready for combination sequences including kicks, leap and turns. We work on flexibility throughout the class and combine the above in a routine at the end of every class. Tap dance is also offered for teenagers. We follow the ISTD exam board and work towards graded examinations, learning choreographed sequences and exercises focused on developing rhythm, muscularity, musicality, co-ordination and performance technique.
Claire is great with the kids - highly highly recommend Claire Andrews if you're looking for your little one to get in to dancing / drama performance."
Her classes are full with props to assist the children coordinating their movements and learn basic steps. She also motivates them to use their imagination, making up stories in order to help them to express themselves through dance. They have always had a session packed full with fun."