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.
Tap dance was created from a fusion of European and West African cultures evolving through many eras to the tap that we know today with metal plates screwed to the soles of the shoes to create the iconic “tap” noise.
Dance Central follows the Southern Federation of Dance Syllabus which offers progressive up-to-date examinable jazz and tap designed to develop musicality and quality of performance. The syllabi are both danced to contemporary music. Each syllabus is challenging, stimulating and allows teachers to build students’ skills and sustain their interest in their chosen style of dance.
The Southern Federation of Dance’s sequential training system has been developed in Australia and incorporates the safest dance principles.
By providing optimal outcomes for all students, each individual is able to achieve his or her best. Students enjoy the upbeat music and creative sequences within the classes whilst still learning technique and building strength.
Jazz and Tap classes are suited to ages 5 and over.