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Jazz Classes for Adults

Darlene Zoller, Instructor
Spencer Pond, Instructor

Fall 2014 dance classes begin Friday, September 5.

  • For more information about our 2014-2015 dance programs, including schedules and tuition, click here.

Beginner Adult Jazz

Spencer Pond, Instructor

This class is designed for:
  • students who always wanted to dance as a child, but didn’t
  • students who have not danced in years, and want to get back into it, or for
  • anyone who wants to have a good time while getting a workout.
Drop in for one class, or stay for the whole semester! No previous experience required.

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.

2014-2015 Schedule: Adult Jazz

Class Location Level Day & Time Full-Year Tuition 10-Class Card
Jazz Hartford Beginner Wednesday 8:00-9:00 pm $364.00 $150.00
Jazz Hartford Intermediate/ Advanced Tuesday 7:30-9:00 pm $434.00 $150.00
Lyrical Jazz Hartford All levels Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm $434.00 $150.00
  • 10-Class Cards are available for $150.00. 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 $17.00 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, 2014, to June 14, 2015.
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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