Jazz/Contemporary Dance Classes

"Our children have a rich and diverse experience at Utah COPA. They are being prepared to work professionally across genres of dance, music, stage and on-camera."

Fall Schedule begins August 21st
Considered one of the only truly American art forms, Jazz dance is a type of expressive dance with its roots in Afro-American vernacular. Its style is in constant flux as the fundamental characterization is its relation to the rhythms of current or popular music. Over the years, its style has adopted many fundamental aspects of Ballet technique. Our philosophy focuses on technique, movement, strengthening and conditioning, versatility and creativity to support a balanced dance training education.

Experiences and opportunities universal to jazz/contemporary students include:

  • Rigorous training in technique
  • Introduction to style
  • Participation in two main stage dance concert productions
  • An environment that inspires and builds confidence and camaraderie
  • Optional master classes with industry professionals

Enrollment: Open Enrollment
Time Commitment: From 45 minutes to 1 hour per week
Class Groupings: Grades Pre K – 12th grade
Tuition: TBA

Dress Code (All Open Classes):

Females

  • black or solid colored leotard or fitted tank
  • dance shorts, capri or ankle length leggings
  • bare feet, socks or gore boot (preferably nude color)
  • hair pulled away from face in a ponytail or similar style

Males

  • black or solid color fitted tank or t-shirt
  • black shorts or sweats
  • bare feet, socks or gore boot (preferably nude color)

Download AF dance class schedule here.

Download Draper dance class schedule here.

Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Classical dance traditions
  • Fundamental movement skills
3-5yrs
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
45 minutes $35
Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Dance positions and vocabulary
  • Basic rhythms and style
  • Basic coordination and balance
  • Appreciation for music and rhythm
5+
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Master Classes (optional)
45 minutes $35
Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Alignment
  • Turn out
  • Foot articulations
  • Style and rhythm
8+
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Master Classes (optional)
1 hour $45
Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Alignment and turn out
  • Style
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility
  • Core strength
10+
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Master Classes (optional)
1 hour $45
Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Alignment and turn out
  • Style
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility
  • Core strength
  • Accelerated pace
12+
  •  Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Master Classes (optional)
1 hour $45
Skills Ages Opportunities Weekly Training Monthly Tuition*
  • Alignment and turn out
  • Accelerated level of style, patterns and movement
  • Stamina, core strength and flexibility
15+
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Master Classes (optional)
1 hour $45
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