VERNACULAR JAZZ DANCE SERIES: 6-WEEK PROGRAM

SATURDAYS OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 23 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM

*LOCATION UPDATE: STEPS DANCE STUDIO, 819 YONGE STREET, STUDIO 4*

Vernacular Jazz is a collection of dances created in the African-American communities during the late 1800’s through mid 1900’s, to jazz and swing music. From the Charleston to the shimmy, to Snake Hips, to the Suzy Q, we’ll dance to some snazzy rhythms while learning the moves and grooves of original jazz dancing,

This 6-week program for beginners or those that are new to vernacular jazz dance focuses on the fundamentals of vernacular jazz to help you find YOUR personal groove and make breakthroughs in your dancing. In this special series we’ll concentrate on using our dance vocabulary to practice improvisation and choreography.

We will take a 3-tiered approach each week:

  1. Working through vernacular jazz dance vocabulary

  2. Using the vocabulary to discover your own dancing and style through improv

  3. Learning classic jazz dance choreographies (Shim Sham, Big Apple, etc.)

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