We believe that dance lessons are life lessons. From an early age, our students are able to grasp the value of being a responsible and respectful member of society, someone who is accountable, is able to get along with others, has a disciplined work ethic, a refined etiquette, a graceful attitude and a confident demeanor. Many of the values young students learn as part of our thoughtfully crafted arts program are character traits needed for a successful and satisfying life. As educators, we believe these lessons are just as important as the arts education we provide, and we develop our programs with this in mind.
Schedule updated 8/14/2017.
This handbook is also located in the Parent Portal of our registration system. It contains dates and all the things you need to know.
Ballet/Tap Combo (7-9yrs.)
Ballet/Jazz Combo (7-9yrs.)
Adult Ballet Beginner
Ballet Tech I
Ballet Tech II (Pre-pointe)
Wednesday – Pre-pointe 6:30-7:00
Ballet Tech III (Pointe & Ballet Tech III/IV)
Monday – Pointe 8:30-9:30
Ballet Tech IV (Pointe & Ballet Tech III/IV)
Monday Pointe 8:30-9:30
Welcome to the world of Breakin’. Throughout the course of the classes students will be learning the fundamental skills of break dancing also known as Breakin’.
Five main elements are covered in our classes.
We will turn students into “BBoys” and “BGirls”, teaching them how to present this dance with ATTITUDE!
Be prepared to become the coolest kids on the block!!!
Dress Code: Black t-shirt (long or short sleeve) with sweat pants and sneakers that are only worn for dance.
Breakin’ Beginner 6-8yrs.
Breakin’ Intermediate 7-9yrs.
Breakin’ Advanced 9+yrs.
If you are interested in learning more about the Haus of Dance company at Jackson School of the Arts, please see the Company page on our website or come by for a personal tour.
For dress code see company handbook.
Strength & Conditioning
Saturday Intensive Schedule to come.
Contemporary dance is a derivative of several disciplines of classic modern dance and incorporates the basic fundamentals of modern dance with current movement styles of today.
Students will enhance their vocabulary and learn through weighted movement, floor work, and improvisation. Alignment, flexibility and strength are stressed. Students will be challenged through technical and physical movement combinations.
Dress Code: Solid color leotard and black or pink footless tights. Shorts or capri pants can be added. No loose or baggy clothing. Hair should be in a ponytail or pulled away from your face. Bare feet, no shoes.
Contemporary Beginner 10+.
Contemporary Intermediate 12+ (Teacher Approval)
Contemporary Advanced 12+ (Teacher Approval)
A stylistic technique usually paired with popular music will be introduced with a basic jazz vocabulary along with fundamentals which consist of alignment, body isolations and complex rhythms. Alignment, flexibility and strength are emphasized. Exposure to various techniques of well-known jazz choreographers and musical theater are incorporated in the progression of classes in a fun and high-energy environment.
Dress Code: Girls: Solid black leotard and black tights with modest jazz dance shorts over leotard. Boys: black sweat pants and solid black t-shirt. No writing on clothing. Hair pulled away from face. Black leather jazz shoes.
Jazz (ages 5-6)
Jazz (ages 7-9)
Ballet/Jazz Combo (7-9yrs.)
Jazz Beginner 10+
Jazz Intermediate/Advanced 12+ (Teacher Approval)
Sept. 9 – Dec. 9
This is a great opportunity for students to develop their skills as triple threat performers. Learn the art of acting, musical voice and movement Broadway as you practice and learn pieces from classics such
as Les Miserables, Into The Woods and A White Christmas. Plus be a part of the Holiday Extravangza performance at the Michigan Theater on Dec. 9, 2 PM. Fee based on fee scale. 12 week class. Instructor: Catherine Coffey.
Dress Code: Comfortable clothes. Girls should wear loose/flowing knee-length skirts or longer. Shoes, ballet shoes or jazz shoes or dance tennis.
A partner is not required.
Watch this video for inspiration. This is what students can expect to have learned by the end of the year.
These classes teach rhythm, coordination, tap terminology and choreography according to your level. Students dance to contemporary, Broadway musical or hip hop music.
Dress Code: Girls, pink or black leotard and pink or black tights. Optional: solid black shorts or solid skirts. Boys/Men solid black shorts or sweatpants and solid black plain t-shirt or Jackson School of the Arts apparel. For adults black capris or yoga pants optional. Shoes: Lace up, velcro or ribbon tied black tap shoes. Hair should be in a ponytail or pulled back off your face.
Tap Beginner 10+
Tap Intermediate 12+ (Teacher Approval)
Tap Advanced 12+ (Teacher Approval)
Adult Tap Beginner
Ballet/Tap Combo (5-6yrs.)
2017-2018 Schedule coming soon.
These master classes are taught by guest instructors and are for intermediate to advanced dancers.
This class is for students who want to stretch, strengthen and condition to become a better dancer.
For ages 7 +
Thursday 6:15-7:15 PM
We sell all of your dance wear needs from shoes for the tiniest dancer to leotards and tights to specialty items. Your purchase also supports our programs and the children we serve. Stop in today or contact us with any questions.