Jazz

Our Jazz classes are a mix of many styes of popular dancing across decades of dance – in any class you might find some latin moves, funk, 60’s jazz, disco, Broadway, charleston and more.

Explanation of Jazz levels

Beginner Jazz

A beginner level. If you like dancing around the house or at a nightclub this is a class for you.

Jazz Level 1

The next step up from Beginner Jazz. If you have had some dance experience then this class is fine to join without doing Jazz Beginner.

Jazz Level 2

A follow on from Jazz level 1 – when you are ready to push your self further with more complex routines.

Jazz Level 3 

Our advanced level  – for those who are feeling confident for faster and complex moves.

Gentle Jazz

For those who like a slower paced jazz class. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners and Seniors. You can join this class anytime with no dance experience.

Silver Screen Jazz

Take a step back in time to the days where Hollywood was old and the ‘Silver Screen’ was new. Dance to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin and Frank Sinatra. Inspired by the music and movies of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s, each week you will learn a simple and highly-stylized routine. Whether we take a lean into Fosse, a nod to the lyrical grace of Gene Kelly, or sweep into the glamorous world of Grace Kelly this class is an hour of good music, good dancing and good fun.

What to wear

Dance or gym wear. A variety of shoes can suit jazz – either jazz shoes, chorus shoes, ballet shoes, socks or bare feet.

Current Classes

See our timetable for jazz classes

Our Jazz Teachers

Dale Pengelly

His career started brilliantly with being accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Dale has been a leading light in the Australian and international theatre scene spanning over three decades.

Karley French

Karley has performed nationally and Internationally over the past 20 years

Marnie Vuksan

Marnie has been teaching for 6 years and has her CSTD teachers certificate in both the tap and jazz syllabus. Always continuing to expand her knowledge and skills, she has performed at many corporate gigs and taught a variety of styles and ages around Australia.

Natalie Hammond

In 1994 Natalie graduated from the Australian Ballet School with Honours and whilst studying at the school, Natalie was a silver medalist at the Asia Pacific Ballet Competition in Japan and a bronze medalist at the Adeline Genee Awards in London.

Renee Watt

After graduating from The Brisbane Dance Centre (now ADPI) with a Diploma of Arts (Dance) and Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate, Renee began her professional career dancing and performing at Movie World and in the circus-theatre show, ‘Inneuvre’ at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.

Trudi Reid

Trudi has qualifications in Jazz / Contemporary from the Australasian Teachers Contemporary Dance Association, and Classical Ballet from the Royal Academy of Dancing