Jazz dance class

for kids

Jazz dance class for kids

Dance to the beat of your dreams.

Jazz dance is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance that became popular in the early 20th-century. Though jazz dance has mixed roots extending back through both African and European traditions, it’s a uniquely American creation, which developed simultaneously with jazz music in New Orleans. Unlike in other parts of the United States, slaves in New Orleans were allowed to retain and practice elements of their African heritage, and on Sundays, would gather in the Place des Nègres — later called Congo Square — to sing and dance.

Our Jazz dance programme combines strength, flexibility and Jazz dance techniques. This is a high energy class introduces the basic elements of Jazz dance techniques with exercises involving the floor, turns, leaps. Some identifying elements of jazz dance include isolation and grounded movement. Dancers keep a low centre of gravity, and often bend their knees. Jazz dance is the perfect dance genre for kids, its high energy class delivery gives your child an avenue to express themselves through the flow of movements.

Learning objectives

Enhances fine motor skills.

Motor function is the ability to use small, acute muscle movements to write, use a computer, and perform other physical activities essential for classroom learning. The parts of the brain associated with sensory and motor function are developed through music instruction, and musically trained children have better motor function than non-musically trained children (Forgeard, 2008; Hyde, 2009; Schlaug et al., 2005).

Fosters superior working memory

Working memory is the ability to mentally hold, control and manipulate information in order to complete higher order tasks, such as reasoning and problem solving. Musicians are found to have superior working memory compared to non-musicians. Musicians are better able to sustain mental control during memory and recall tasks, most likely as a result of their long term musical training (Berti et al., 2006; Pallesen et al., 2010).

Cultivates better thinking skills

Thinking skills such as abstract reasoning are integral to students’ ability to apply knowledge and visualize solutions. Studies have shown that young children who take keyboard lessons have greater abstract reasoning abilities than their peers, and these abilities improve over time with sustained training in music (Rauscher, 2000).

Sharpens student attentiveness

The ability to pay attention—visual focus, active listening and staying on task—is essential to school performance. It begins to develop early in life and is continuously refined. Early childhood training in instrumental music improves these attention abilities, while continued music education throughout adolescence reinforces and strengthens them (Neville et al., 2008). Attentiveness is an essential building block of engagement, a competency necessary for success in school and the workforce.

Strengthens perseverance

Perseverance is the ability to continue towards a goal when presented with obstacles. It is developed and strengthened through music education. Students involved in music lessons surpass their peers on tasks measuring perseverance. At the foundation of perseverance are motivation, commitment and persistence, all traits of creative individuals (Scott, 1992).

Equips students to be creative.

Employers identify creativity as one of the top five skills important for success in the workforce (Lichtenberg, Woock, & Wright, 2008). Music education helps develop originality and flexibility, which are key components of creativity and innovation. Graduates from music programs report that creativity, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking are skills and competencies necessary in their work, regardless of whether they are working in music or in other fields (Craft, 2001; SNAAP, 2011).

Dance curriculum

Students will be adequately prepared for The Royal Academy of Dance (UK) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Australia) dance examinations. Our faculty of qualified and experienced dance specialist will ensure your child gets the best dance education and make his/her dance aspiration a reality.
For over 80 years, the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing proudly serves Dance, providing examinations in all major dance disciplines throughout the world, winning respect internationally with its high standards.

Frequently asked questions

At Attitude Performing Arts Studio, we encourage your child to attend trial classes to ensure he/she is in an environment where they can best enjoy, learn and develop. Fill up the form below and our friendly staff will contact you shortly.

In the event that your child finds the first trial class is suitable for him/her and decides to enrol, the trial class will be considered his/her first lesson of the term

Parents are to arrive 15 minutes before the start of class to collect a trial card from the Hub Cup. Do remember to pass the trial card to the dance teacher in -charge before class. After class, kindly returns the trial card to our friendly staff at the Hub Cup for registration or further enquiries.

We advise parents to stay outside of the studio to avoid distractions in class while the lesson is in progress.

We seek the cooperation of parents to be in the studio’s vicinity. Should your child decided to discontinue the trial class midway, you will be able to attend to him/her. Why not take the time off and enjoy a nice cup of coffee at our very own cafe.

Children should be in comfortable wear appropriate for stretching and dancing om the first trial class. A full set of specially designed dance outfit from our school is available for purchase when your child enrols in our school. Students are required to purchase the school’s outfit.

Above all, relax and enjoy this special moment with your child as he/she makes the first foray into the world of dance!

Honestly, we could not be happier. The teachers are spectacular - dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, and talented. If you are looking for a studio to inspire your burgeoning dancers, this is the place.

Shonda Leonard

Discover the wonders of dance

Just as it is natural to walk, it is a dance! Watch us take your child from tiny ginger steps to the first leap of grace. Here at Attitude Performing Arts Studio, we have a  dynamic dance curriculum specially designed to help young boys and girls begin their dance journey

Dance with Attitude Arts today!

With a strong belief in promoting dance as a lifestyle. Attitude Performing Arts Studio is the ideal dance floor for your child to begin his/her first steps of grace. Passionate teachers, experienced staff and great people make our studio the one you want to belong to.

Since our inception in 2001, we have taken enormous pride and delight in grooming the next generation of premier dancers and choreographers for the international stage.

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