Though highly technical, jazz is a fun, upbeat and sassy style of dance often seen in pop music videos, music concerts, stage shows and broadway. At Parnell School of Dance we use the ATOD Jazz syllabus. “The Syllabus was created by the Jazz Moves Core Committee with the first 9 levels released in 2007. The Core Committee included Paul Malek, founder and artistic director of ‘Collaboration – The Project’. Paul is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, with extensive training in various genres of dance. His professional career has seen him travel the world as a performer, dance captain or rehearsal director for such companies as Disney, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Jean-Ann Ryan Productions and P&O Cruises.” (ATOD Website).
All intermediate students are also encouraged to attend a weekly strength and conditioning dance pilates class lead by studio owner and qualified pilates instructor Catie Harsant.