Our Jazz classes are a combination of styles, all of which are based on Ballet, of course. From Funk to HipHop to Modern and Classic; all techniques are used to develop the student's ability and knowledge. We also have Kiddy Jazz, which is a combination of Ballet and Jazz done to pop music.
Modern dance is an extended expression of Ballet. The students learn to express themselves in a different and more expansive way. Think of it as a "freer" way of dance and movement; but it's all based on Ballet.
All dance is joyful, but Tap is definitely "happy dancing". Because it involves so much small-motor work, we don't start our students until the age of 4½. At that age, the classes are a balance of large and small motor work. Tap is a great coordination teacher for ALL ages. It's great exercise, great fun and is popular with males and females, children and adults. One is never too old to learn to Tap dance!
In our Ballroom classes, students learn Waltz, Fox-Trot, Rhumba, Cha-Cha and Swing/Jitterbug. The ladies learn how to follow and the men learn how to lead. La Verne has spent many years working on a simple, fun and easy-to-remember method of teaching the skills needed to have fun on the dance floor! You can opt to learn in a class situation or privately.