New or Returning to Jazz?
We understand that starting dance classes as an adult can be daunting, especially the idea of joining a class where students have already been taking classes, even if only for a few months. To help you overcome this, we have a 6-week BASICS course. These courses are specifically for adults with little to no dance experience. You can join our BASICS courses comforted in the knowledge that others in the class are also complete novice dancers like you.
The BASICS courses are designed to really break things down to the bare basics. Starting with concepts like posture, the names of the different positions, and how the steps relate to each other. Each course runs for 6-weeks, consisting of one 75-minute class per week. 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 will 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.
Jazz BASICS COURSE
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Currently on the inaugural dance panel of the Performing Arts WA awards, on faculty at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and proudly part of the dance family at The Dance Workshop, Deby mentors, teaches and choreographs multi-generation of dancers in WA.
We have a timetable of casual drop-in classes for a variety of levels from Beginners to Advanced dancers in various styles. Dancers are welcome to join these classes at any time without any long term commitment.
We have a full schedule of classes. We run day time classes on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 930am, as well as evening classes on Mondays-Thursday from 530pm.
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Jazz is a varied dance style, consisting of unique moves depending on a specific style and/or era of jazz. Predominantly, jazz includes learning and using technique from classical training such as pirouettes and turns, kicks and jumps. Our classes include a mix of traditional jazz through to the modern-funk styles of today.
Jazz is a fun and technical dance style that relies heavily on the teacher’s individual style, originality and improvisation, as jazz dancers incorporate different styles into their own expression of the dance. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions.
Jazz combines traditional jazz dance exercises such as leaps, turns, runs and kicks with current music. We have classes suitable for absolute beginners through to advanced level students.
We offer various streams of Jazz including, Broadway Jazz, Commercial Jazz, “Sexy Street” Jazz, and Lyrical Jazz. As well as your traditional Jazz Dance Class. The main difference between all of them being primarily the music, and the stylistic expression of the individual teacher. If you are new to dance, we highly suggest starting in our Dance Basics Course to learn the foundations and technique of Jazz dance. After completing a term or so of Dance Basics you will find that you will have the confidence and understanding of the basic technique needed to participate in other Jazz styles.
Fab After 50s
Our highly popular Fab After 50s jazz class is designed specifically for dancers over 50 that already have dance experience and a basic knowledge of dance.
We promise no fast turns, jumps, leaps, high kicks or floor work. But that doesn’t mean we slow it down or “dumb” it down.
This is a class for dancers, on the more mature side, that love to dance, but need to moderate the physical demands of turns, leaps and jumps, but are also definitely beyond the mind numbing nature of Zumba and need a challenge.