Jazz

Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation; it emphasizes balance, flexibility, coordination, strength, and creative expression. In our jazz classes at Fineline, you will focus on learning proper dance technique and alignment, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Our class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement—classes include a proper warm-up, stretches, strengthening exercises, isolations, across-the-floor, progressions, and combinations. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz and a wide range of classic, contemporary, pop, rock, and indie music will be used.

As students’ progress through each level the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

All leveling is subject to evaluation by the instructor. 

Class Levels

Jazz 1: Ages 7-8

Ages 7-8—No experience necessary or ballet requirement.

Jazz 2: Ages 9-11

Ages 9-11. No ballet requirement.

Jazz 3: Ages 12 & up

Dancers in Jazz Level 3 must be in the required leveled ballet classes or must be taking Teen Jazz and Teen Ballet/Contemporary and have the permission of the teacher to attend.

Contemporary Jazz/Modern

You must be a part of the Professional Division to take Contemporary Jazz/Modern. Contemporary Jazz/Modern meets twice a week and is a required class for the Professional Division.

Teen Jazz: Ages 12 & up

Ages 12 and up, no ballet requirement.

Dress Code

Girls & Boys

Students may wear leotards, close-fitting shirts, jazz pants, tank tops, dance shorts or leggings. Girls and boys are required to have black slip on or tie jazz shoes.