WHY CHOOSE JAZZ?
Jazz is a style of dance that students love! Jazz is fast paced, energetic and up beat and is the perfect introduction to dance at a younger age as well as a fantastic way to progress technically and stylistically as the students reach a higher level. Drawing strongly from ballet roots jazz has however evolved over time. Students will learn a range of jazz styles as well as learn how to stretch safely, progressions for leaps, kicks and turns and choreography. Alongside 'open' style classes we also offer CSTD New Modern Jazz examinations. Examinations are a fantastic way to keep students motivated and encourage them to set a goal and achieve it, although recommended examinations are not compulsory.
ABOUT THE SYLLABUS
CSTD is an internationally recognized syllabi which provides examinations from tinies through to teacher certification in all genres of dance. In the New Modern Jazz branch students can progress from Pre Modern Jazz through to New Modern Jazz Grade 9 and then complete a teacher's certificate, this is a fantastic way to consolidate their training and to provide the students with a nationally recognized
qualification prior to graduating school. This also provides students with the opportunity to work globally and creates yet another path in an ever changing industry. This syllabus provides clear progressions for students, increases strength, flexibility and improves technique, coordination and style. This is the syllabus which led 2 winners from So You Think You Can Dance Australia to their great success!
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