Pre-Tap/Pre-Jazz (4 - 6 year olds) These classes offer an introduction to tap and jazz dancing and include technique, choreography and free dance time. We also offer Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap combination classes. Tap shoes are required at all levels.
Jazz 1 (7-10 year olds) is for beginners with no experience.
Jazz 2 & 3 (8-12 year olds) are for students with one year of recent experience in the same style and build upon the foundations of technique and combinations learned in level 1. Many students will spend more than one year in a level to master their fundamentals.
Jazz 4, 5, & 6 - Conservatory Levels require 2 years of recent experience in the same style and an instructor recommendation. Students will learn progressively more challenging material and advanced techniques.
Students new to BDTS may be placed by age or arrange a placement audition.
Teen Jazz - Teen classes are for beginning students age 10 and older who may want to explore a new style of dance, or have no dance experience at all! Teen classes are designed so that students can learn with their peers without the difficulties of sharing a class with much younger students. Teen Division students often audition to be placed into a Conservatory level after mastering their fundamentals.