prejazz / hip-hop - age 5
This energetic class is for children who are age 5 and have either completed Angelina Ballerina 2 or Kinderjazz 2 and are not yet old enough for Jazz/Hip‐Hop 6‐8A, or who want a longer, faster paced class than Kinderjazz 2. This class is 45 minutes in length one time per week. It prepares students to move on to Jazz/Hip‐Hop 7‐10B. It focuses on an introduction to jazz and the coordination required for hip‐hop movements, with the physical development of a 5‐year‐old strongly in mind.
JAZZ / HIP-HOP 6-8A
This is one of the most popular classes in our school. Class length is 1 hour, one time per week. This beginner program allows students to take the two most popular forms of dance in our class. The jazz/hip‐hop class teaches fundamental jazz steps and combines the elements of hip‐hop moves and contemporary music. We have found that the combination of jazz and hip‐hop is ideal for this age. Students learn the necessary elements of jazz which are crucial to success in hip‐hop, but also get to learn hip‐hop moves which require the coordination and balance learned from jazz. When students complete this class, they are ready to progress to the next level, Jazz/Hip‐Hop 7‐10B.
Girls: black leotard or form-fitting shirt, jazz pants or bike short, and dance sneaker. Hair pulled back.
Boys: form-fitting t-shirt, black tights or jazz pants, and dance sneaker.
Dance attire is available for purchase at the MFAA retail store.