From 7 to 8 years old
Classes are held at Pinecrest Community Center.
This class begins to introduce students to the Acro technique. The students will gain knowledge about tumbling skills as well as skills that will focus on improving balance, flexibility, and strength. Skills of focus include: Rolls, Cartwheel, Somersault, Gallops, Bridge, Donkey kick, L handstand, Skipping.
Purple leotard and short, black jazz shoes. Uniforms are available for purchase before and after the class.
Students must have hair up and away from your neck and face to create an elegant line. A bun is always our preferred hairstyle.
No Jewelry (except small stud earrings). Dangling earrings and hoops are strictly forbidden due to safety reasons.
Students’ progress through these jazz levels similar to grades in an academic school; however, all students move at various rates. Some spend more than two years in one level while the body and the mind learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the jazz technique appropriate for each level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then the student is moved to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way, the student starts assimilating the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of jazz.
There is a recommended number of hours per week for each level to keep up with the class. The more hours devoted to practice each week will generally increase advancement through the levels more rapidly than those spending less time to study.