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.
Dance BASICS / Jazz BASICS runs for 6-weeks, consisting of one 75-minute class per week, and is $132 for the whole course.
(Occasionally we run a 5-week course for $110)
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.
Instructor Teddy is a producer, choreographer and teacher. They have produced and choreographed shows at Fringe World, Busselton Fringe and The Blue Room, and recently taught a Burlesque Performance Workshop here at Dance Workshop for our annual Soireé. From a technical dance background, they value strong foundation dance skills and safe dance practices.