Claylee's Dance Academy - Classes


Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a choreographer's individual style and originality. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

A dancer's bodylines need to be visible. Baggy clothes are generally discouraged. Tights and leotards are fine, but most jazz dancers prefer to wear jazz or dance pants. Jazz pants are usually boot-cut or flared styles, as tight bottoms would restrict ankle movement.

Tops usually worn for jazz include form-fitting tank tops, t-shirts or leotards. Check with your teacher before buying jazz shoes, as many classes have preferences. Students will stretch their muscles to up-beat familiar songs and learn to jump, leap, and turn while incorporating a theatrical form and technique.


Jazz 1      Tuesday     4:00pm   6+yrs  (Marisa)

Jazz 1      Friday       5:00pm   6+yrs   (Alexis)


Jazz 1    Saturday  12:30pm    6+yrs (Amanda) 

Jazz 2*   Tuesday    4:00pm             (Amanda)

Jazz 2*   Tuesday      6:00pm            (Marisa)


Jazz 3a*  Tuesday      6:00pm          (Amanda)


Jazz 3b*  Monday      5:00pm          (Amanda)

Jazz 4*   Monday       7:00pm          

*Invitation Only

*Students wishing to take classes above their level can do so with approval by the Artistic Director.


However, the students understand that they will not participate in the recital, at "higher levels"  unless invited to do so by the Artistic Director. It should be assumed that students will participate in the recital in classes at their "exam" level.