JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY CLASSES
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 and are held Weekly (during the school term) on: Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.
DRESS CODE, WHAT TO BRING? WHAT TO EXPECT?
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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Sydney Dance Rhythms is a well established Dance School in Sydney offering dance classes for children, adults and seniors. We run dance classes in Summer Hill and Parramatta. We have developed confident and competent dancers since the beginning of 2010, and we have given everyone the opportunity to perform at different small and large scale events in Sydney. No matter the reason you want to learn how to dance for (be it for fun, to meet new people, socialise, for your wedding, for an event, to get back into dancing, to compete, to follow a career in dance), we can cater for everyone.
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