Jazz & Tap
Buford School of Ballet believes in the highest standard of excellence and training within our jazz classroom and curriculum. Our jazz curriculum supports our classical ballet training by strengthening the dancer through conditioning, Pilates, isolations, leaps, jumps, and turns. All levels and ages receive the same standard of excellence in classical jazz training and our higher level jazz classes are introduced to the beginning stylings of Hip Hop.
Jazz 1 (Age 7 by Sept. 1st): Meets 1 day a week for 30 mins.
Jazz 2 (Age 9 and up): Meets 1 day a week for 30 mins.
Students learn rhythm, syncopation, isolation and improvisation in this introductory class. Basic jazz vocabulary and technique are taught and individual expression and style are encouraged. Students gain strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination.
Meets 2 days a week for 1 hour
This class builds on the basic jazz vocabulary and technique introduced in Jazz 1. Students continue learning rhythm, syncopation, isolation and improvisation. Strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination are increased.
Our tap program at Buford School of Ballet is aimed to teach our students the fundaments of tap and rhythm. Students practice a series of basic steps as as they progress we add more difficult combinations as they become more proficient in tap dance.
Level 1, 1A, 1B: Meets 1 day a week for 30 mins.
Level 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B: Meets 1 day a week for 1 hour.
Study the basics of this rhythmically exciting and precise dance form.
Meets 2 days a week for 1 hour each class.
Develop precision in sound, movement, gesture, and expression.