Sparkle – Beginner Jazz for 9 – 12 year olds

  • Session: Stay tuned for future dates
  • Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Instructor: Tara Crouse
  • Experience: Beginners
  • Ages: 7 – 9 years old
  • Investment: $120 for 8 wk session, drop-in are welcome after minimum registrants have been reached.
  • Supplies: Active Wear, Suggested: Black bodysuit and black dance shorts, and jazz shoes (bare feet are acceptable)
    Need dance wear? Contact Toes n’ Taps on Cook street.

Jazz it Up! Come and experience this fun and exciting form of dance with jazz hands and all! Throughout this workshop participants can expect to begin with a jazz warm-up that includes isolations, stretching, and strengthening exercises. During the 8 week session a variety of jazz steps will be introduced and be put together to make a short dance that participants can show to parents/guardians at session end!

Tara Crouse is honoured to share her favourite form of expression – movement! As a Dance instructor she values the art and science of this medium, and has worked with all ages and abilities in her 35 years of training, teaching, performing and adjudicating throughout Canada.

She enjoys teaching multiple forms of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Creative Dance. Her classes are innovative and develop an appreciation of dance as a beautiful art form so that students are able to feel the power of this mode of communication. Tara currently enjoys developing and teaching classes at McTavish Academy as well as working in independent schools doing a variety of different dance programs and projects. Tara has her BA (Hons) in Dance Education, holds her Cecchetti Associate Teaching Certificate in addition to other certifications listed below.

BA (Hons) in Dance Education
Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate for Independent Schools
Cecchetti Society of Canada – Associate Teaching Certificate in Ballet
Royal Academy of Dance – Teaching Certificate in Ballet
Canadian Dance Teachers Association – Associate in Stage & ModernYoga Teacher – YRT 200
Yoga Therapy – 80hrs

Additional information


Thursdays, February 7 – February 28, 2019, Thursdays, April 4 –  May 23, 2019


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