OFFERED TO AGES 6 THROUGH ADULT
LEVELS: BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED
Jazz works choreographed and performed by the Joan Harris Dancers have been featured in major dance festivals, celebrations attended by the Governor of Pennsylvania and won national recognition for both their innovation and beauty. The most diverse forms of dance in the curriculum offered and perhaps the most popular form of dance studied at the Joan Harris Centre is jazz dance.
Like all the other disciplines taught at the studio, there is a major emphasis on training in both proper technique and correct terminology. Jazz is sometimes referred to as the American form of ballet since it borrows so heavily from its older cousin and the Harris Centre therefore recommends training in both disciplines.
Students studying jazz will be introduced to its many forms. Dancers will learn “Straight Jazz” dances, “Hip-Hop” inspired numbers, Fosse style pieces and beautiful, stirring lyrical routines. The jazz dance classes at the studio are not only one of the most popular but also one of the most expressive forms of dance for our students.