Are you looking for a fun way to get active? Do you dream of your Broadway debut? Of dancing like your favorite pop star? Do you just love to dance? Welcome to Introduction to Jazz Dance! No prior experience required! Beginners are welcome. If you’ve always wanted to try dance, but didn’t know where to start, this is the place for you. In this five day crash course, you will learn the basics of jazz dance from class to performance. Over the course of five days, dancers will learn dance class etiquette, proper warm-up techniques, exercises to improve strength and flexibility, and basic dance steps and terminology. During the week, we will also learn three short pieces of choreography covering traditional jazz, lyrical jazz, and musical theatre jazz. If you have some dance experience, but are new to jazz, or even if this is your first ever dance class, this course will have something for you. At the end of our course, students will practice performing in the comfort of their own home, for family members and housemates. Students who complete this course will attain skills and knowledge that may be applied to future dance classes or musical theater performance. But most importantly, students will walk away with new fun ways to express themselves through dance! Appropriate for ages 7-12.