Broadway Jazz is a sub-genre of Jazz Dance. Often it is simply called Musical Theater Dance, although we often see this style in movies and on tv and not just on stage.
We start class with a warm up and stretches, then progress to some technical skill work and learning choreography.
Some weeks we dance to my own choreography. Other weeks we try moves made famous by Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett and others. This is all done in a fun and supportive atmosphere. And because it’s a drop-in class, each week we learn a new routine to a different song. Miss a class? You won’t fall behind because we’ll all be starting something new each week. This format works nicely for those who’ve been afraid to sign up for dance classes because they may have to miss class some weeks. Students will still develop and improve their dance skills and increase their ability to learn and remember choreography.
Students should dress for movement and stretching. Everyone must bring a pair of shoes to change into at the studio (no wearing your shoes off the street in the studio!). Jazz shoes, ballet slippers, dance sneakers, and dance paws work well. If you like to dance barefoot, I recommend bringing socks to put on during turns so your feet don’t stick to the floor.
7:45pm – 8;45pm
Kanopy Dance (341 State Street)
$15 drop in / $60 for five classes / $100 for ten classes