Successful completion of examinations at any level is not a pre-requisite to progress forward with their class at North London Dance Centre. Class enrollment for all of our jazz classes is limited to a maximum of 12 dancers to ensure adequate individual attention is provided to each dancer. All jazz students perform in both our December and June performances.
Starting at Level 5, lyrical is bundled with our jazz classes, where the students have a one-hour jazz class, with 15 minutes of lyrical immediately following. To register for Level 6+ jazz at our school, students must also be registered in ballet. Lyrical dance combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical is typically considered a sub-category of jazz, and is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.
Have a pre-teen or teen who would love to start jazz? It’s never too late! We have open level classes for pre-teens and teens who would like to join a jazz class, but don’t have the previous dance experience to fit into one of standard program levels. All ability levels are welcome in these fun, recreational classes. No previous experience required.