Category Archives: Jazz

The Switch Firebird

Grace Gerring, a former member of the 14-time National Championship–winning University of Minnesota Dance Team, shows off one of the … Continue reading

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The Jazz Breakdown

What is jazz? It’s a classic American dance style, yet these days, most of us have a difficult time defining … Continue reading

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The Tilt Drop with Ashi Ross

1. Tendu your right foot forward, then bring it through coupé and up to retiré. 2. Développé your right leg … Continue reading

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The Ring Jump

To prepare, tendu your right foot forward from first position. Bring your right foot back into fifth position as you … Continue reading

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The Leg-Hold Turn

Prepare in a wide fourth-position plié.   Battement your leg forward toward your face—keeping it perfectly straight, with your foot … Continue reading

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The Layout

JAKOB SAYS: “The key to the perfect layout is timing. Your head and leg need to hit the final position … Continue reading

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