This course has concessions available

Musical Theatre Jazz

Come and paint the town (and all that jazz!) with an afternoon of show tunes and the dances they inspire. Learn simple theatre jazz steps and get into character(s) from the hits of stage and screen.

Who is this course for

No previous experience necessary. Open to all fitness / experience levels.

What does this course cover

Students will learn a selection of short dances based on and inspired by musical theatre shows. Dances will be performed to theatre soundtracks which will be discussed in relation to the style. All dances are performed as a group and no partner is required.

What will it be like

The class will warm up with an introduction to simple jazz technique - walks, turns, kicks etc before putting them into routines based on classic show pieces. Steps will be demonstrated by the tutor for learners to follow as a group before performing to music. The tutor will advise you on styling and timing.

What else do you need to buy or do

Comfortable clothing and footwear (ballroom, jazz or other soft dance shoes are ideal, or alternatively trainers / plimsolls) are recommended to allow for free movement.

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes

What this course could lead to

You may wish to join a weekly dance class next term or dance socially. Your tutor will advise you of upcoming options.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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