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   Dallas Ballet Center has many classes to offer students who are interested in jazz. The jazz division receives a solid technical foundation with fun and fast-paced classes that are offered to students ages 7+. Jazz is an excellent way to develop rhythm, coordination, dexterity, and agility that carries over to other dance disciplines, academics, and athletics. They improve concentration and a student’s ability to grasp and execute combinations and instructions quickly. Students not only learn jazz technique but also develop self-confidence, stage presence, and performance skills.


   Contemporary dance is a combination of jazz and ballet. Classes are offered to students age 10 and older who have had at least two years of ballet training and current enrollment in a ballet technique class. Jazz is not required but is recommended.


Jazz & Contemporary Faculty

Shannon Balster

Gianna Biondo

Christie Craddock

Charlotte Kelsey

Rachel Nabarrete

Bethany Stimson

Katie West

Jazz Classes (Age 7+)

Jazz I

Jazz II

Jazz III

Jazz IV

Jazz V

Contemporary Classes (Age 10+)

Contemporary I

Contemporary II

Contemporary III

Contemporary IV

Advanced Jazz/Contemporary students (age 12+) may audition for the Dallas Ballet Center Contemporary Company for additional performance and competition opportunities.
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