Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 4, 2009; Mon - Fri
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of jazz dance. Starting from scratch, you will learn (or brush -up on) the fundamentals you need to move on to higher levels of class and performance. We will break down the jazz basics for the first time (or returning) dancer . Working through a traditional warm up routine, we will concentrate on plies, tendus, footwork, proper stretching and strengthening techniques and an in-depth explanation about how turns and leaps "work". Everything will be explained and questions are strongly encouraged! Across the floor (traveling steps) and center combination work will be broken down in detail and used in a short, fun, multi-level choreographed piece to be performed at the end of our two weeks! Even if you have never danced before, are a dancer looking to return to your training, or just want to brush upon your basics and techniques- this is the workshop for you !!