The Dance Basics or Jazz Basics course will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of Jazz Dance. The course covers the most rudimentary aspects of dance in general, including posture, alignment, smooth transition of weight between steps as well as co-ordination. You will develop an understanding of the “basics” such as how-to plie and step-ball-change, pas-de-bourée and more. This course will give you a good understanding of this style and will prepare you for general beginner level classes.
The course runs for 6-weeks, consisting of one 75-minute class per week, and is $132 for the course.
Each class builds on from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required) teaching the student the core fundamentals of that style. We do not allow casual attendance in this class as attending class sporadically will not enable students to really understand the basics, and develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy a Beginner or Elementary class.
After completing a Basics course, you should have the skills to give you the confidence to join an Absolute Beginners class, or a standard Beginners/Elementary Class. You can choose to do a BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise that you speak to your teacher regularly to touch base on your progress and see when you will be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It is important not to compare yourself to others, and just be patient with yourself, and trust in the process.
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 The Dance Workshop for our annual Soireé. From a technical dance background, They value strong foundation dance skills and safe dance practices.