Jazz Dance & Musical Theatre
for Ages 8-11
Magnolia students perform in American Dance Institute's 2018 dance recital.
About Our Kid's Jazz Dance Classes
This class is an eclectic blend of styles, heavily influenced by Fosse and Luigi techniques, utilizing popular music of the past and present. This fun class builds the technical and expressive abilities necessary for concert jazz and musical theater venues with an emphasis on line, phrasing. coordination and injury prevention.Jazz I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never had tap before or have studied tap so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.
Jazz I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent tap training.
Jazz II: Have been studying tap recently and or consistently for a year or more.
Intermediate Jazz: An intermediate is a fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in jazz dance vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated tap choreography readily.
Children's Jazz Class Schedule
Fall 2020 Live-Streamed Class Schedule
Children's Jazz Classes
September 14, 2020 - February 7, 2021
Classes in Greenwood
We do not currently offer Children's Jazz or Musical Theatre classes in Greenwood.
Classes in Magnolia
Junior/Teen Beginning Jazz II
Thursdays 6:20-7:40PM with Margaret Behm, MAG
Junior/Teen Intermediate Jazz
Thursdays 5:00-6:20PM with Margaret Behm, MAG
We do not currently offer Children's Jazz or Musical Theatre in Wedgwood.
Classes in Shoreline
We do not currently offer Children's Jazz or Musical Theatre in Shoreline.
Kid's Jazz Dance Class Attire
Any comfortable dance attire and jazz shoes.
Attire is available at Centerstage Dance Shop 5261 University NE
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Meet Your Teacher
Six Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations
Our In-Studio Classes Are Temporaily Closed To Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus
1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155
8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103
2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199
NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115
Our Shoreline dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located very close to the corner of NE 175th Street and 15th Ave Northwest, in the North City neighborhood. Enter the 2nd floor dance studio by the door nestled in the middle of this L shaped building. Open for live stream and in studio classes.
Our Greenwood dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located at the corner of 80th and Greenwood Ave North, cater corner to Diva Espresso. Our office is in the back of the building as are the studio entrances. If you are new, check in at the office and say hello! Open for live stream and in studio classes.
Our Magnolia dance school neighbors are Ace Hardware & Magnolia Garden Center. There's plenty of street parking and in the back alley. Enter the dance studio lobby by the back (alley) door. Open for live stream and in studio classes.
Our Wedgwood dance school dance studio is located at the corner of NE 75th and 25th NE across the street from Shell station, and just 1/2 block from Dahl Playfield. There is some parking in the lot and plenty of street parking. Open for live stream and in studio classes.
Finding great kids jazz dance classes.
- Look for non-competitive dance classes where everyone is friendly including instructors, students and staff and your child will always feel welcome.
- Find a jazz class for kids where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child and works hard to balance the needs of slow and fast learners.
- A great jazz dance class is in a dance studio having specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
- Why put up with hassle policies? You want accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason, ample make up opportunities, and flexible vs strict and formal rules.
- Most importantly look for a kid's jazz class that has expert dance teachers who deliver expressive dance instruction to keep children engaged and who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster and feel great class after class.
Jazz students performing at the 2018 29th Annual Dance Recital
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