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Jazz Classes for Adults

Darlene Zoller, Instructor
Spencer Pond, Instructor

Fall 2015 dance classes begin Saturday, September 5.

Lyrical Adult Jazz

Darlene Zoller, Instructor

This class is open to all levels as it will move slow enough that a beginner can follow while more advanced dancers are encouraged to work harder to improve their skills. Some knowledge of basic dance is helpful but not imperative.

This 1.5-hour class includes:

  • 30-minute warm up and stretch
  • 30-minute across the floor work
  • 30-minutes of class material determined weekly depending on the skill level of the class.  

Attention to details, such as arm movements (port de bras), are reinforced weekly. Weekly attendance is recommended but dropping in to a class is not a problem. 

Intermediate/Advanced Adult Jazz

Darlene Zoller, Instructor

Students must have prior dance training to participate in this class. There is a set warm-up which is easy to follow if you have a dance background. 1.5 hours is divided as follows:

  • 30-minute warmup and stretch
  • 30-minute across the floor work
  • 30-minute combination.

The instructor is a LUIGI trained dancer who teaches classic jazz styles. Weekly attendance is recommended but dropping in to a class is not a problem as new combinations are taught each week. Combination styles will vary from Classic jazz to Broadway jazz with some funk thrown in on occasion.

The class environment is intense in that everyone is there to learn and improve.  The class is fun because the students are happy to be there and it becomes a very friendly, family style environment. Bad moods and egos are left at the door and everyone is encouraged to dance with passion!

Schedule, Tuition, and Registration Information

Download the complete registration packet from dance registration page for complete schedule, tuition, and registration information.

2015-2016 Schedule: Adult Jazz

Class Location Level Day & Time Full-Year Tuition 10-Class Card
Jazz Hartford Intermediate/Advanced Tuesday 7:30-9 p.m. $434 $150
Lyrical Jazz Hartford Intermediate/Advanced Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. $434 $150
  • 10-Class Cards are available for $150. The 10-Class Card allows you to drop into one Adult Dance class of your choice any time throughout the year, up to 10 times.

  • Walk-Ins welcome! Walk-in tuition is $17 per class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to check in.

  • Register for the whole year! Classes run from September 5, 2015, to June 11, 2016.
All Adult Dance Classes take place at the Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, CT 06112.

Questions? Call us at (860) 768-6000 or email us at dancedesk@hartford.edu.

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