This class includes a 15 minute warm-up followed by technique and then jazz dance. Students in this class also participate in a choreography camp to learn a jazz dance routine.
Elite Jazz & Contemporary Team: $185
Estimated costume pricing is $85 including tights and accessories.
Students have the opportunity to perform at 2 dance showcases, 1 recital, other optional events as presented to us such as assisted living centers, basket-ball half times, community events, 3 local competitions and 1 Utah competition.
Lindsie CurtisCompetitive Teams Director & Competitive Coach
KIMBERLEE YONKEArtistic Director & Competitive Coach
- *Demi Plie – half bend of the knee
- *Tendu – to stretch the foot
- *Degage – to disengage (sustaining pointed foot off of the ground)
- *Rond de jambe – round the leg, circular movement of the leg either on the ground or in the air
- *Eleve – to rise, to elevate
- *Releve – to rise from plie
- *Passe – a movement in which the foot of the working leg passes or touches the knee of the supporting leg in turn out or parallel positions.
- *Aerabesque – body position, in profile, supported on one leg
- *Pique – executed by stepping directly on the point or demi-pointe of the working foot in any desired direction or position with the other foot raised in the air. (to prick/pricked)
- *Sousus – a tight fifth position in releve.(under-over)
- *Saute – a jump off both feet, landing with the feet in the same position. Jumping or landing on the same foot.
- *Jete, petit – small spring from one foot to the other foot using a brushing motion.
- *Grand Jete – a leap from one foot to the other. Working leg stays straight as it brushes forward as supporting leg pushes off to assume.
- *Glissade – a traveling step executed by gliding the working foot from the fifth position in the required direction, the other foot closing to it.
- *Pas de chat – large cat’s step. Performed from fifth to fifth position, landing almost simultaneously.
- *Chasse – meaning to chase. Plie and slide the working leg away from the supporting leg, touch the supporting leg behind the working leg, land on the original supporting leg.
- *Soutenu – a turn from sousus, turning towards back leg one revolution, the other foot ending in front.
- *Sissone – jump from both feet on to one foot.
- *Pirouette – a complete turn of the body on one foot.
- *Grand Battement – working leg is raised from the hip into the air and brought down again, the accent being on the downward movement.
- (This is a basic coverage, more class terminology and skills are added as the class progresses)