Musical Theater is a style of jazz that uses Broadway or show-tune music. You generally see this particular genre in musical productions with an emphasis on jazz technique. It is an upbeat discipline that requires the student to not only dance, but also act and sometimes sing.
Fall/Spring recital classes focus on musical theater skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital.
Fall/Spring jazz technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. Though principally focused on jazz-based skills, these classes may integrate musical theater, as it does fall under the jazz umbrella.
Jazz technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company Jazz, L/C, M.T. dancers. Performance Fundamentals is required for all Competition Team and Performance Company dancers.
PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.
Interested in other forms of dance? Head to our main Classes page!
Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet
Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes, as they may vary based on choreography; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back
Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back