Our Dance BASICS (which we also call Jazz BASICS) course will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of Jazz dancing, which you can apply in later Jazz dance classes.
Dance BASICS covers the most rudimentary aspects of dance in general, including posture, alignment, smooth transition of weight between steps, as well as balance and coordination. You will develop an understanding of the “basics” such as how-to plie and step-ball-change, pas-de-bourée and more. You’ll end the term with a good understanding of the Jazz dance style, which will prepare you for general beginner level classes.
Each class builds on lessons from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required), progressively teaching you the core fundamentals of Jazz dancing. Casual attendance is not permitted in this class, as attending class sporadically will not enable students to develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy our Beginner or Elementary Jazz class.
After completing a BASICS course, you’ll have the skills to join an Absolute Beginners Jazz Class, or a Standard Beginners/Elementary Jazz Class. You can do the BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise you speak to your teacher regularly to check on your progress and see when you’ll be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It’s important not to compare yourself to others. Aim to be patient with yourself, and trust in the process.
Dee Dee Luscious has had a love for the performing arts since her kinder years. Dancing, singing and acting she is a general stage hog and enjoys seeing others find their passion in what makes them happy.
Dee Dee is sensitive to the participants so that everyone is enjoying themselves and not worrying about any differences in capability. I look forward to each class.
Dee Dee is absolutely amazing! Her positive attitude and kindness made the dance basic class a safe space for everyone to learn in. She is so wonderful with her teaching to ensure everyone gets a turn at the front of the class and learns at least one thing each lesson. My confidence in my dancing has improved so much thanks to Dee Dee and she has inspired me to continue dancing.
Wonderful caring warm instructor made me feel welcome and safe to do as much or as little as I was able. Great mix of warmup, stretching and dance. Great vibe!
Had a great lesson last night and surprised at how much muscle memory had been embedded from last week's class! The dance steps flowed much easier and wasn't nearly as confusing, so I felt we really accomplished alot last night! So excited to continue with the lessons and grow this fun skill more!