JAZZ AND TAP PROGRAM

For students ages 3 to 18

Tap and Jazz Dance

Tap is a dance style that combines musicality and movement. The iconic tap shoes are footwear with attached metal taps at the heel and toes, which allows the dancer to strike the floor and create a percussive sound as they move along the dance floor.

Jazz is a dance style that arose in the U.S. mid-20th century. Although its origins are related to the jazz movement in music, contemporary use of this style now expanded to include anything from pop to Broadway music and styles of expression.

Class Schedule

Twirl Lilac: Intended for little dancers ages 3 to 5, this class provides students with experience in both ballet and tap. Children spend half of the class learning fundamentals in each style. For tap, children work on developing rhythms through a combination of toe and heel footwork.

Various classes offered weekdays and weekends. See schedule for all options.

Snazzy Jazzy Hippity Hop: Intended for little dancers ages 3 to 5, this class provides students with the experience in both hip hop and jazz. Children spend half of the class learning fundamentals in each style. For jazz, children work on developing their movement and flexibility.

Class offered on Fridays 5:15pm-6pm

Tap/Jazz Combo: This level continues building on the foundations learned in Lilac and/or Snazzy classes. Intended for dancers ages 6 to 9, this class allows children to explore both tap and jazz dance styles. Prior experience is recommended but not required. During class, students are taught how to create rhythms using their tap shoes, how to develop movement, and how build on their musicality skills.

Class offered on Fridays 6pm-6:45pm

Jazz 2 and Leaps & Turns: This level is for intermediate dancers who understand the basic foundations of Jazz and are eager to develop their jumps, leaps, and turning skills. It is recommended for current ISB students in Level 3, Level 4A and Teen Ballet and new students with prior experience.

Class offered on Wednesdays 4pm-5pm

Tap: This level is for beginning and intermediate dancers who understand the foundations of Tap and would like to continue working on their rhythms, musicality, and footwork. It is recommended for current ISB students in Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, and Teen Ballet or new students ages 11 and up.

Class offered on Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:15pm

COVID-19 Protocols

At Inspire School of Ballet, your health is our top priority. Our studio abides by all COVID-19 regulations and protocols set by the county. We meticulously sanitize all frequently touched surfaces, equipment, and classrooms before and after class.

 

Additional safety measures include regular temperature checks, providing hand sanitizer to all students and staff, limiting our class sizes, and giving each dancer a 6'x6' space to dance.

For your safety and until further notice, all dancers must wear masks while at barre and during center exercises at the studio.

Inspire School of Ballet students lined up at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. Photograph is zoomed in to show embroidered Inspire School of Ballet logo on the leotards. Picture is in black and white filter with slight lilac hue.

COME DANCE WITH US!

Try one, or try them all! We'd love to have you join us for any of our Twirl Program classes. Start your little one's dance journey with us by booking your complimentary trial class today!