Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts Jazz dance

Our Jazz program is flavored with musical theater and lyrical dance styles. There is an emphasis on moving with strong and grounded energy while developing jazz technique and performance skills. Jazz encourages students to express their individuality and heighten their creativity while forming a strong and versatile technique.

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to dance in one of those awe-inspiring musicals? Our Broadway Jazz class is for you! These classes will keep you dancng and learning broadway styled choreography from great broadway musicals such as Wicked and Mama Mia!

Our Lyrical Jazz class is a fusion of jazz, contemporary and ballet techniques. Lyrical dance focuses on emotional expression through dance. These beautifully constructed classes will challenge students both physically and artistically.

  • Lower Division (Age 4-7)

  • Middle Division (Age 7-11)

  • Upper Division (Age 9-Teens)

Junior Jazz (6-7 yrs. old)

This high-energy class is a fun introduction to the world of jazz dance. As the students learn basic jazz technique they will explore the sharp, crisp, and cool moves of jazz vocabulary and choreography.

Students will improve coordination, agility, flexibility, musicality, and will enjoy the exhilaration of performing different types of leaps, turns, jumps and fun combinations.

Jazz 1B (7-11 yrs. old)

Students in the middle division are now ready for more challenge, and excited to develop their vocabulary and technical foundation. As they build their coordination and confidence, their dancing will mature to a new level of complexity.

Each class includes a warm-up (isolations of the body, conditioning and stretching), floor work, technique and combinations.

Jazz 3-4 (12-18 yrs. old)

These students continue to refine their technique to achieve precise execution of advanced dance vocabulary such as multiple turns, eye-catching leaps, floor work, high extensions and much more. The students will enjoy discovering their artistic expression as they train in the different jazz styles of Broadway, cutting edge funk, contemporary and lyrical jazz.

In the upper division the potential of the dancer is boundless as they discover their individuality and creativity.