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Top 5 Dance Classes at DJD and Why You Should Take Them

Tuesday, March, 04, 2014

You may that know Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) offers dance classes through their DJD School of Decidedly Jazz, but have you ever wondered what the most popular classes are? Well, here you go. Our top 5 School of Decidedly Jazz classes and why they’re awesome.

1. Hip Hop Beginner

“We believe that the understanding of foundational styles and proper execution go hand in hand with personal style and hip hop swagger. Our instructors will bring their passion and dedication of hip hop cu
lture to their students through the exploration of popping, locking, top rock, breaking, and video style.”

What makes this class great is the raw flow and free-flow rhythm involved with each move. It really lets you set yourself free.

We find even those who don’t necessarily listen to Hip Hop enjoy coming to this class. It’s about expression and movement and energy and this is why it’s one of the top five.

2. West African Beginner and Intermediate

“Join our well-traveled teaching team and immerse yourself in the rhythms, dances and songs of West Africa. All classes are accompanied by our wonderful drumming ensemble.”

What makes this class great is the deep rooted drumming beats and connection to our bodies that is brought with every single class. African Dance traditionally was a way for tribes to tell stories and speak to each other, as well as for spiritual, ritual or initiation purposes. It’s all brought out on the dance floor at DJD and people love it!

3. Dancehall Open

“Intoxicating moves from the Jamaican culture along with Hip Hop and African movements are the components of this contagiously fun dance class.”

Need we say more?

This class is great for anyone looking to just get their groove on, which is what makes it so popular. Dancers love the raw, rhythmic and fast pace and flock the floor for Dancehall Open on a weekly basis. Gotta get in on this one early.

4. Funk Beginner

“Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire…. Just a few of the amazing funk bands that will provide the backdrop to this super fun class. This class will groove you up exploring social dances and funk foundations that came out of the 1970’s party scene.”

What makes this class great is the nearly “anything goes” mantra. With dance style names like “locking,” “popping,” and “electric boogaloo” it’s no wonder Calgary dancers have gravitated toward Funk. Heck, even the word “Funk” is fun to say.

5. Ballet Beginner

“Encouraging solid understanding of posture, alignment, technique, and ballet aesthetic, our ballet classes will provide a welcoming atmosphere and professional instruction to all levels.”

We can’t leave out this venerable dance style and with its pure posture correcting, sensual movement techniques, Ballet has always been a hit with the crowds. We find people with previous ballet experience love this class, as well a those who never thought a “demi-plié” was part of their future dance-for-fun repertoire.

Check out our Spring Class Schedule and join in on the fun!

The School of Decidedly Jazz welcomes beginner to advanced students to our classes. We offer a non-competitive environment with experienced and exceptional teachers. Learn more about DJD

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