Jazz

Being a dance style that originates from the popular culture of the day, jazz is forever changing and evolving. ADV provides a framework to accommodate and all trends of jazz styles whilst still appreciating the fundamental strong jazz technique.

It allows teacher flexibility in acknowledging the latest trends through student and teacher choreographed creative exercises and dance performances. The syllabus includes the history of jazz dance with the opportunity for students to experience music from various eras as well as dancing to the latest musical styles. The ADV syllabus technical work is enriched by additional body science and jazz history worksheets.

The syllabus was originally developed by Petrina Cutt working in conjunction with several other jazz teachers – in particular Lisa Peresan and Kate Nicholson. Major improvements and additions to all the jazz syllabus has been created by Monika Urquhart, Simona Wood, Rory Williamson and Jessica Crichton. The ADV jazz syllabus is one of the most comprehensive available and ensures a full learning experience for students.

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