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  Fifth and sixth gradeContemporary Jazz dance students explore a variety of jazz styles in thisperformance-oriented elective class.  Dancers attend forty-minute classesthree times per week in the Lower School Dance Room.  Contemporary Jazzstudents are featured in a number of performances throughout the year includingthe Fifth Grade Play, Spring Dance Showcase, as well as other schoolevents.  The class looks forward to interaction with Upper School dancestudents at the Spring Dance Showcase typically held at the STARMARK ROYALE ConcertHall.

     Visitingguest artists offer invaluable learning experiences for these budding youngdancers.  In recent years, Contemporary Jazz students have enjoyedinspiring meetings with guest artists specializing in the areas of stagemake-up, nutrition/injury prevention, modern dance, ballet, hip hop, and danceproduction.  Highlights of the 2007-2008 school year included a masterclass with members of the Broadway cast of The Lion King as well as atwo-week residency with Keables Chair holder and modern dancer, Dr. ScottKim.  Dance students continue to cherish an up-close-and-personal meetingwith the Chinese Chamber of Commerce's Narcissus Queen, Lisa Wong, during the2008-2009 school year.

    Contemporary Jazz encourages dedicated young dancers to soar to new heights!Movement lessons are specially designed to provide opportunities for personaldevelopment, leadership, and team building.  Students develop valuableperformance skills and gain an appreciation for lifelong learning in thearts.