Lyrical Jazz 8-11 yrs

Lyrical Jazz is dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, and modern dance and is an expressive form of dance. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning/mood of the music. Emphasis will be placed on students exploring emotions within their movement. It is all built on a foundation of technique that includes turns, kicks and jumps and all set to uplifting current music.
This class will be open level, so will cater to a variety of previous dance experience. Dancers develop coordination, musicality and artistry.

DanceFusion is so excited to welcome Michaela back this spring to our teaching team, she brings a wealth of experience and talent to the studio, read her bio on the teachers page. She loves to share her passion for dance with students of all ages, and we’re lucky to have her here in Nelson.

Jazz Intermediate 13+

*Dancers must be enrolled in 2-3 classes to register for this class, email for exceptions.
Jazz dance paralleled the birth and spread of jazz itself from roots in Black American society and was popularized in ballrooms by the big bands of the swing era (1930s and ’40s). It radically altered the style of American and European stage and social dance in the 20th century. The term is sometimes used to describe popular stage dance and jazz-derived or jazz-influenced forms of modern dance.

Michaela will share her extensive training to hone the dancers’ alignment, extensions, and musicality. Classes will focus on strength, balancing, flexibility and rhythm. Students will learn, with proper technique; kicks, turns and jumps. Develop flexibility and strength alongside solid dance technique with across the floor skills and fun combos. This class is for experienced dancers as it is more face paced and complex.

DanceFusion is excited to welcome Michaela back to our teaching team this spring, and we are excited for her to share her unique strengths with the dancers here.

Term runs May 31st-June 28th
Price $92+ GST