Kids Jazz and Contemporary Dance

SYDNEY DANCE RHYTHMS ('SDR') offers a range of classes for children including Creative Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa, Latin and Ballroom dancing. At SDR your child will have the opportunity to perform and display the skills and dances they have learnt at the end of each term. Throughout the year SDR will hold performances at one of many events including local Festivals, Carnivals, Dance Spectaculars and other festivities, and your child may be chosen to show his or her newly learnt dance talent.

Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dancing styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dancing styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dances. Every individual style of jazz has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins.

Syncopated rhythm is a common characteristic in jazz music that was adapted to jazz dance in the early twentieth century and has remained a significant characteristic.

Contemporary dance involves many techniques, styles and traditions, and is continuously developping and experimenting. It has roots in America and central Europe in the 1800s, and evolved as a reaction against ballet, promoting a more expressive and free style of movement.

Since Jazz and Contemporary dances influence each other, we have introduced a class that incorporates both genres. 

Our Kids Jazz and Contemporary Dance Classes encourage children to develop their flexibility, movement, sense of gravity and how to play with it, develop floor work, and fitness levels whilst playing cheerful melodies and tunes for your child. Your child will be taught to execute free style choreography and movements, which helps with the development of their creativity and imagination. Moreover, our dance classes for children are taught by highly trained teachers and classes with SDR will positively benefit your child's self-esteem development, coordination, confidence and socialization.

Our classes are running for kids between 6 to 15 years old.

The dress code for classes will be black leggings for girls and a plain black shirt (or a plain coloured shirt if black is not available). This may change or vary as the term progresses as per the Instructor.

This Kids Jazz and Contemporary classes cater for children aged 6 to 15 years old and are held Weekly (during the school term) on:

Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm 

Our Kids Jazz and Contemporary classes provide for your children, fun and affordable dance lessons. The following are recommended for the class:

  • Wear comfortable sports shoes
  • Wear comfortable and practical clothes for sporting and fitness activities (i.e. not too baggy so children may trip on it OR too tight that it may restrict movement)
  • Bring a small towel
  • Bring a bottle of water or other liquids 

Parents may attend each class and will be provided with seats at the rear of the class. It is encouraged that parents remain outside of the running of the dance classes to minimise disruptions to the class and encourage teacher to student rapport.

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 Jazz Dance

Sydney Dance Rhythms offers the opportunity to all our students to perform at our regular end of term parties, and local community events.

Our kids dance classes are taught by experienced instructors in a safe and child friendly environment.