Chris Collins Dance Studio

Jazz

In jazz dance, the dancers will utilize movements such as turns, leaps and isolations, while also focusing on jazz technique, jazz terminology, strength and flexibility. You can find jazz dance in Broadway shows, music videos, awards shows, and on many reality dance television shows. Famous jazz dancers and choreographers include Luigi, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Gus Giordano.


Jazz Levels

At Chris Collins Dance Studio, we strive to provide the best dance education. Below you will find the Jazz classes that we offer for students ages 8 through adult. For students younger than 8 years old please visit our CCDS Younger Dancers for more information. During the first few classes the instructor will be observing closely all dancers to ensure everyone is placed in the appropriate level. The Instructor along with the Studio Director will strive to provide the best education while instilling a love for dance. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Dancers ages 7 - 11 begin class with stretch, conditioning and isolated movements. They then take those movements, and build on them, to travel across the floor, and create combinations set to upbeat music.

Prerequisite: Dancer must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio Ballet class concurrently.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 7 - 11 yrs old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
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Jazz A Saturday Studio B 11:30 AM 12:15 AM
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Dancers ages 9 - 12 take the steps and movements they learned through Jazz A, and build upon them, to learn more challenging combinations. They continue to increase flexibility and balance, while also refining technique.

Prerequisite: Jazz A or equivalent. Dancer must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio Ballet class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 9 - 12 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Jazz B Saturday Studio C 10:45 AM 11:30 AM
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Dancers ages 7 - 12 begin class with stretch, conditioning and isolated movements. They continue to work on flexibility, balance, and strengthen technique. Dancers in Jazz A/B will use the movements and steps learned to create fun combinations set to upbeat music.

Prerequisite: Dancer must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio Ballet class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 7 - 12 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Jazz A/B Monday Studio A 7:00 PM 7:45 PM
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Dancers ages 10 -14 continue to build on the skills learned in Jazz A and B, and will begin more detailed work on turns, and more advanced leaps. They will use progressions across the floor to continue to refine a strong jazz foundation.

Prerequisite: Jazz B or equivalent. Dancer must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio Ballet class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 10 - 14 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Intermediate Jazz Monday Studio A 7:45 PM 8:30 PM
*inquire for details and placement

Dancers ages 14 – 18 build on the skills from Intermediate Jazz, and will work on advanced turns, leaps, and jumps. They will use their advanced technique to practice progressions across the floor, and create complex combinations.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Jazz or equivalent. Dancer must be enrolled in a Chris Collins Dance Studio Ballet class concurrently. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 14 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Intermediate-Advance Jazz Thursday Studio B 7:30 PM 8:15 PM
*inquire for details and placement

Class size: maximum 15
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 18 years and older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Intermediate-Advance Jazz Thursday Studio B 7:30 PM 8:15 PM
*inquire for details and placement

 


WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

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Jazz Shoes

Bloch

Super jazz is a split sole laceless jazz shoe

Style No: S0401G or S0401L | Color: Tan

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Tights

Convertible

We highly recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Color: Tan

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Sports Bra

Solid Black

Color: Black

 

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Dance Shorts

Solid Black

Color: Black

 

 

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Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

 

 

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Boys T-shirt

Solid white helps show instructor true body lines

Color: White

 

 

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Boys Pants

 

Color: Solid Black

 

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Boys Shorts

 

Color: Solid Black

 

 

Register now for Jazz A, B, A/B and Adult Jazz. We invite dancers with more experience to call the studio for information on how to register. We want to ensure proper placement, and would love for you to talk with our Staff.

 

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5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 | chris@chriscollinsdance.com

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