Jazz / Contemporary


Dallas Ballet Center has many classes to offer students who are interested in jazz. The jazz division receives a solid technical foundation with fun and fast-paced classes that are offered to students ages 7+. Jazz is an excellent way to develop rhythm, coordination, dexterity, and agility that carries over to other dance disciplines, academics, and athletics. They improve concentration and a student’s ability to grasp and execute combinations and instructions quickly. Students not only learn jazz technique but also develop self-confidence, stage presence, and performance skills.

Attire for Jazz Classes:
Students must wear black leggings or capri pants with either a leotard, tank top, or body-fitting long top.  No two-piece outfits are allowed (no bare midriffs).  Students may need to cover knees for floor work.  Third-year and up students must wear tights or jazz pants to protect knees for floor works.  No T-shirts, nylon shorts, baggy sweatpants or warm-up pants over leotard.

A cover-up should be worn over dance clothes to and from the studio.

Jazz Levels – Ages 7+
Jazz I
Jazz II
Jazz III
Jazz IV
Jazz V
Jazz VI
Jazz VII
Teen Jazz


Contemporary dance is a combination of jazz and ballet. Classes are offered to students age 10 and older who have had at least two years of ballet training and current enrollment in a ballet technique class. Jazz is not required but is recommended.

Contemporary Levels
Contemporary  I, 10+
Contemporary II
Contemporary III
Contemporary IV
Contemporary V