JAM Dance Academy is an all-embracing dance academy seeking to accommodate people of various tastes, talents and age groups. Our experienced dance instructors are highly qualified to instruct classes in the following styles:
Browse the following pages to learn more about the classes we offer. You can also call 440.281.8920 to speak with one of our dance instructors to determine which class best fits your skill level. Here at JAM Dance Academy, there is a class for everyone.
Little Jammers I - Ages 3-4. Introduction to music, rhythm and beats in a fun setting that's not too regimented for the younger student
Little Jammers II - For the younger students ages 3-4 who has been introduced to Little Jammers I and needs to be challenged more due to their mental and physical comprehention
Ages 5-7. Combining basic rhythmic movement and music while learning simple ballet terms and beginning steps as a precursor to a full ballet class.
Ballet - Starting from the early age of 8 to adult teaching a comprehensive technique is all styles of ballet and core development as well as lyrical movement. Ballet is the foundation for any movement in dance and is a required class to enter our beginning contemporary classes.
Pointe- We take pointe class very seriously at JAM. Being a certain age or even dancing a certain number of years does not necessarily mean you are ready for pointe shoes. Students must not only be of a required age (11-13), must be able to do a number of technical requirements well in order to be fitted and must be in a Level IV ballet class for a few year. In order to dance well and safely en pointe, it takes years of training. Please understand that dancing en pointe does not make you a dancer! You can be an amazing performer without pointe shoes!
Teacher permission required. Students must be committed and attend assigned ballet class weekly. If coming from another dance school where you were en pointe, you will be required to get assessed by our school prior to signing up for our pointe classes. If you, as a parent, wish to rush your child into a pointe shoe without proper training and consent of the Director, we are not the studio for you.
A fun, energetic form of dance which allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement while adding their own personalities.
Hip Hop Fusion takes elements from Hip Hop, Jazz and combines them for pure energetic sassiness! This involves highly syncopated movement which exudes self expression.
This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers typically need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Introducing our "Tiny Tappers" tap class for children ages 3 1/2-4. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. It is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Beginning tap begins at age 5.
Contemporary Dance is a popular form of dance that has grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers. It incorporates movements from classical ballet, modern and jazz styles but ballet training is a pre-requisite to any contemporary dancers' training.