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Modern Jazz

Jazz has the most variety, ranging from Musical theatre, to more modern and then commercial jazz which is to the latest music. Some recent films and musicals that show this form are Fame, All that Jazz, Chicago and Moulin Rouge. Commercial jazz you will see in film clips and movies. In Jazz class we provide a highly structured class which involves stretching, strength, progressions, such as kicks, turns and leaps. They will usually learn a routine at the end either for fun or for competition. In Jazz class you will gain technique, core strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination.

 

At Jody Marshall we provide all styles of jazz having a diverse team of teachers. You will learn old school jazz and current commercial jazz allowing the students to know the difference between the two so they will be prepared for auditions and working professionally as a dancer.

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Contemporary/Lyrical

Contemporary/
Lyrical

Lyrical and Contemporary are slightly different but each being a broad form of dance where they learn to move their body in different ways. There is really no right or wrong with this style in class as we like to watch the students let go and become their own dancer. The students will learn movements which will either be soft or hard hitting but showing technique through their dance. Students will learn a routine with different timing, floor work, change of direction and balance. Lyrical and Contemporary are very popular and the work and style is always changing.

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Classical Ballet

Classical ballet is a formal style of dance with origins that date as far back as the 16th century. In Europe and other parts of the world, each region has their own history and stylistic interpretation of the movement. However, classical ballet itself is typically defined by free-flowing and precise movements, tightly structured choreography and emotional storytelling.

 

Taking ballet classes at JMDC will help you better understand your body and take control of key muscles to perform elaborate gestures, technical steps and graceful poses. You’ll also learn how to develop a strong sense of rhythm and timing to dance in perfect harmony with the music.

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Tap

Tap is a form of dance which is an excellent way to increase coordination, timing, syncopation and rhythm. Tap Dancing is fun. It is noisy but when you learn how to do it properly the rhythms can be fantastic. The old favourite tap dancers are Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, followed by the more modern dancers such as the Tap Dogs who made the movie Bootmen. We have tap classes from preschool to seniors and even Adult Tap class too. The class is fabulous and structured by the one and only Miss Jody Marshall bringing out old classic to the new tap steps. You are never too young or too old to learn to dance that is why we have the adult classes. You just need to bring along your sense of humour!

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Musical Theatre

At JMDC, our musical theatre course encourages students to harness the combined power of singing, acting, and dancing in order to share memorable stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Rehearsal are held in a collaborative, supportive environment. And each musical routine is taught in a fun, engaging manner, where students are encouraged to embrace their roles, and express themselves freely. Most important of all, regardless of your age or skill level – there’s a place up there on the big stage for you.
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Acrobatic Dance

Acrobatics classes are ideal for those who want to perform spectacular stunts and enhance their overall strength, flexibility and balance. This high energy sport requires students to pull off ground and aerial stunts like tumbling, balancing, handstands and flips.

 

Students also memorise highly technical routines which involves interacting with their peers. For example, they may balance on a person’s shoulders or hold someone high up in the air. All of these routines are performed with tremendous beauty and grace while encouraging students to build vital team-building skills.

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Zumba

Zumba is a Latin music and dance combo that mixes extremely easy dance techniques from Latin, hip-hop, cha-cha, and even belly dancing to keep you active. Among the greatest aspects about Zumba is that you’re able to perform it even if you can’t dance since there are extremely simple steps to follow while learning to Zumba. Anyone who is ready to attempt and desires a little excitement can accomplish it!
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Hip Hop

Hip Hop, among the most popular genres of street dance, gives a dancer the freedom to express themselves and the opportunity to channel power into art. Students will master Hip Hop skills and moves like as glide, jerks, popping, and locking while listening to the most current and popular hip hop music. Aside from having excellent cardio, it also develops muscles and improves flexibility.