Jazz Dance Classes in Tucson, AZ

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At Music & Dance Academy, anyone can learn to dance jazz

We recognize that each jazz dance enthusiast has their own unique flair and expression. This is why we offer a broad spectrum of jazz dance class styles and levels, each thoughtfully crafted to meet the specific needs of our students. We offer the following jazz dance classes:

– Jazz
– Latin Jazz
– Jazz Funk

Our classes emphasize the foundational aspects of jazz dance, focusing on essential techniques and the specific vocabulary of the genre. Simultaneously, we ensure our classes resonate with our students by incorporating music that speaks to them – ranging from jazz standards to contemporary hits and their favorite jazz artists. This blend of classic techniques and modern influences keeps our students motivated and excited to learn more in every session.

Our Approach to Jazz Dance Classes

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Dance Lessons Should Be Fun!

We understand that your initial attraction to jazz dance is what brings you to our school, but it’s the fun and exhilaration that keeps you coming back! Our aim is for every student to fall in LOVE with their jazz dance lessons, journeying through an enriching path of progress and discovery. We infuse “fun” into the fundamental steps of jazz dance!

Our adept staff balances superior jazz dance instruction with an inventive, student-centered approach, allowing dancers to explore and enhance their passion for music and jazz dance. Whether it’s your first experience in a dance studio or you’re an experienced jazz dancer, our instructors are dedicated to helping you rapidly progress towards your goals – all while ensuring the journey is enjoyable and lively.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the dance. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including safe stretching, technique, vocabulary, and choreography. We believe that thoughtful instruction is essential to dance development and safeguards students from injury.

Once the fundamentals are in place, you can design your journey. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing your dance and exploring different styles and programs. Learn with us as we infuse elements of performance throughout the year along with year-end recitals into our well-rounded approach to fostering dance excellence.

Jazz Classes

Tippy Toes


Tippy Toes Jazz explores basic jazz steps with upbeat music. Through movement games and activities children will learn and practice spatial awareness, rhythm, balance and coordination in this exciting class.


Intro to Jazz

(5-6 yrs)

Intro to Jazz is an upbeat class that introduces basic jazz technique, rhythm, and choreography. With upbeat music, dancers will start to learn about the differences between jazz and ballet, the styles of jazz, and performance skills.


Jazz 1

(7+ yrs) Beginner

Expanding upon the foundation of Intro to Jazz, Jazz 1 will start to introduce the importance of stretching, strengthening, and body conditioning. More complex steps including leaps and turns will start to be introduced. Across the floor and choreography combinations will be a major focus. Different styles of jazz including Broadway, jazz funk, and Fosse will start to be discussed.


Jazz 2

(8+ yrs) Intermediate

Building upon fundamentals of Jazz 1, Jazz 2 increases the difficulty of body conditioning while increasing complexity and vocabulary of leaps, turns, and kicks. Different types of choreography including lyrical and Broadway jazz will be explored. Execution and body alignment will be stressed in this more advanced level.


Jazz 3

(9+ yrs) Advanced

With technique and strength gained in Jazz 1 and Jazz 2, Jazz 3 is a more advanced, choreographic exploration of Jazz dance. Leaps, turns, and kicks get harder and more complex while choreography becomes more intricate. A solid technical foundation learned in earlier levels is a must for this class.


Adult Jazz

With a focus on strength, body conditioning, and stretching, Adult Jazz introduces the fundamentals of jazz while getting a cardio workout to upbeat music. Center exercises combined with across the floor, leaps, turns, and choreography introduce jazz technique while having fun. Bring a friend or make a new one in class!


Starting dance is as easy as 1-2-3!

Together we explore students’ dance goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start dancing! Parents get progress updates as we prepare for performances.

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“My daughter has been attending Music & Dance Academy since January 2023. She started with and is still taking tap and ballet. She loves it! She looks forward to going to each class, especially with Miss Giulia! On days she has dance her eyes shine in anticipation.”

— Donna

“My three kids enjoy their lessons here! Everyone is friendly and Ms. Tamara and Mr. Santacruz are very talented musicians and teachers.”

— Lynn

“My kids have been learning piano at the Music and Dance Academy for about 6 years now. I have to say it’s a great place for learning and also to build expertise in music. We have had a great experience with the teachers there.”

— Manju

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the qualifications and experience of the dance instructors?

Our team is comprised of passionate and qualified professionals. All teachers participate in our classroom training and background checks. Many have performance experience and/or relevant degrees and are passionate about sharing their love for the art form with the next generation.

What age groups do you teach jazz dance lessons?

We have different groups for jazz styles and age groups. We teach all skill levels, from ages 5 to 18. You can see the schedule and age groups here.

When should my child start jazz classes?

Many dancers start class as young as preschool age, but dance is an activity that can be started at any age.

What are the benefits of jazz dance for young children?

The benefits of jazz dance for young children include improved coordination, social skills, and self-expression. 

How often are jazz dance classes held?

We offer weekly jazz dance classes. You can see our schedule here.

What should my child wear to class and what should we bring?

You can learn more about the dance attire for the classes here

How can I support my child’s learning?

Support your child’s learning by practicing basic movements at home, incorporating music into playtime, and celebrating their dance experiences.

Do you offer private lessons?

The studio offers private dance lessons to give students that one on one attention. Preparation for college auditions, theater auditions and to help students to gain confidence, strength and technique.