KIDS JAZZ DANCE CLASSES
Our Jazz Dance Classes are offered to children aged 6-18 years old.
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.
Jazz will be studied in the Technique Class on Thursday nights at the Summer Hill Location. Elements of Jazz will also be introduced in the dance choreography chosen for the Recreational Performance Dance Troupe on Thursday evenings. Please refer to the Timetable on our website.
Students are expected to be well-groomed, neatly presented with hair worn in a bun.
Ballet Uniform for Girls:
- Pink/ Lilac or Marin Blue short sleeved leotard
- Pink/ Lilac or Marin Blue full circle skirt
- Pink/ Lilac or Marin Blue ankle socks for summer/ ballet tights for winter
- Pink soft toe Ballet shoes with elastics (satin or leather)
- Matching crossover for winter (colour to match leotard)
Ballet Uniform for Boys:
- Blue or White t-shirt
- Navy or Black polycotton/ lycra shorts
- White Socks
- White or Black canvas / leather shoes
WHAT TO BRING? WHAT TO EXPECT?
The following are recommended for the class:
- Be on time for the classes
- Try to keep a high attendance
- Wear the appropriate uniform
- Bring a small towel
- Bring a bottle of water or other liquids
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.
Ready to dance with us? Get started today!
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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“Sydney Dance Rhythms have provided our school with great value and quality dance-fitness classes over the past two years. The energetic dance program known as ZumbAtomic covers a variety of dance skills including Hip Hop and Zumba. The sessions which incorporate fitness as well as dance certainly engage and motivate the students as well as develop their fitness level. Cristina and her staff are qualified professionals who have experience in dancing and teaching young children to grandparents.”
- ANNA MONTGOMERY
Principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill
"I highly recommend Cristina and Sydney Dance Rhythms to anyone interested in wanting their children to participate and excel in dance. My daughter Elena who is 6 was fortunate to have a full term of dance as part of her school curriculum and absolutely loved it and flourished under the instruction of "Miss Cristina". She now attends a weekly jazz dance class and is thoroughly enjoying learning new routines and participating in a fun team environment. My daughter has been to other dance schools in the last 3 years but Sydney Dance Rhythms is definitely the one she has most enjoyed and looks forward to attending every week!"
- ANGIE MARINO
Elena’s mum (Jazz Dance Class)
“I took my very first dance lessons with Cristina and it was amazing! I learned how to Salsa 6 months ago and I still remember the steps she taught me. I met great people while taking the course and at the end the whole class we went out to for an authentic Salsa night in Sydney. We all got to put our moves to the test, have fun and see how much more we can improve by watching everyone else at the club. Overall, it was a great and affordable opportunity in a relaxed, comfortable environment that everyone should take advantage of sooner than later!"
- PETER CHICARIELLI
Latin Dance Class
“My daughter, Lizzie, has enjoyed participating in the Creative Dance Classes running on Saturday mornings. She loves pretending to be animals, doing silly falls, learning a little routine, pretending to sleep and wake like a flower. As a parent, I enjoy seeing the creative play, freeze, circuit, pompoms, the mix of boys and girls and parent involvement.”
- EMMA BAYLEY
Lizzie’s mum (Creative Dance Class)
“My daughter loves the Hip Hop classes. The teacher is wonderful, very friendly and easy going and my child loves her style of teaching.”
Ella’s mum ( Hip Hop Class)
“Our wedding was very memorable and I'm proud to say the bridal dance was the highlight of the night. We had such great fun with you during the dance lessons, and you gave us so much confidence for our dance. You pushed us hard to do a dance that we didn't even think we had the capabilities to do.”
- PETER & WINNIE
Wedding Dance Lessons
“It was fantastic having Sydney Dance Rhythms dancers demonstrate and then dance with the members of our senior’s club last week. Our members were very excited to get a chance to dance as most of them have not danced in a long while. It stirred up some lovely memories for them and started conversations about the past. Your friendliness and warmth drew our members into participating and it was a surprise to see some of our frailer seniors take to the floor. The music was well balanced and the variety was enjoyed by all. Our members have agreed that it would be wonderful to have you back again and we look forward to another session of dance and enjoyment.”
Manager at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home