Jazz dance stems from the big band era of New Orleans in the 20's and 30's and has evolved through the swing era of the 40's and 50's. Jazz dance has developped along with popular music through the decades and with a wide variety of movement style it is a way to show individuality and self expression.
Level 5 Jazz
Building on concepts learned in level 4, level 5 Jazz will increase understanding of muscular control, body awareness, jazz dance rhythms, and technique. This class is for dancers with 3+ years of experience in Jazz. Dancers must demonstrate greater understanding in terminology, execution of jazz skills, technique, musicality, and artistry.
Level 6 Jazz
Level 6 Jazz is for dancers with 4+ years of experience in Jazz. Students will prove a mastery of jazz skills, technique, and terminology. As well as demonstrate a mastery of proper body alignment, muscular control, musicality, and overall performance quality.
Dress Code for Jazz (Levels 5-6)
Hair must be properly secured in a ballet bun or french braid for all classes.
· Any colored leotard
· Ballet pink or tan tights
· Solid black shorts are acceptable to wear but not required.
· Tan slip-on jazz shoes
· Tan turners
Conditioning for Dancers (levels 4-6)
Conditioning for Dancers is for dancers co-currently in classes level 4 and above. This class will emphasize the development of proper technique in jumping and turning as well as in stretching and strengthening. This class will vary between ballet and jazz technique and students will learn to integrate these skills into progressions and choreographic combinations.
Applause Dance Academy
2000 Hwy 16 East
La Crosse, WI 54601
Located between La Crosse and Valley View Mall
Jazz: May 24 - June 28
Modern: Aug 2 - Sept 6
Drop in adult classes are $10 or you can purchase a punch card with 12 classes for $100!
Our barre workout class will focus on your whole body using movements based in ballet, Pilates, yoga, conditioning, and stretching. Classes focus on posture, strength, alignment, core work, and flexibilty.
We stock ballet, tap and jazz shoes as well as tights and leotards. We carry various sizes in our retail area at our studio.