Jazz (High School)
ages 14+
Wednesday
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio I
Description: 

Jazz

This energetic form of dance features quick moves and turns as well as big leaps. Jazz classes consist of stretching, center technique, floor progressions and combinations.
What to wear: 

Jazz Ages 9 and up

  • Any style solid black leotard.
  • 'Bodywrappers' brand footed tights in 'jazzy tan': Child C30 or Adult A30
  • Note: if a bra is needed please wear a BLACK sports bra underneath black leotards
  • 'Bloch' brand 'Neo Flex' slip-on jazz shoes style in tan. Child Sizes  or Adult Sizes
  • Solid black dance shorts.
  • Hair pulled back please.
Teacher bio: 

Kayla Costa

Kayla began dancing at 3 years old at the Hazel Boone Dance studio in Canton, MA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dean College with a Bachelors degree in Dance and an Associates Degree in Business. While at Dean, Kayla was a member of the Dean College Dance Company all four years, performing pieces choreographed by Todd Shanks and William Evans. She was also the president of Dean College’s tap team. Kayla completed the Dance Education Training course hosted by Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston in 2012, receiving high score awards for performance and test scores as well as a scholarship to attend Dean College. She was a member of the Boston Tap Company from 2014-2015, as well as an intern for Jersey Tap Festival during the summer of 2016 where she assisted and took class from master teachers such as Anthony Morigerato, Jason Samuels Smith, and Ayodele Casel. In 2017, she was a teacher/judge for the Dance Masters of New England scholarship auditions. Kayla has been teaching for 8 years and has won numerous high score awards for her competition tap choreography. Additionally, Kayla is a certified group fitness instructor at Life Time Athletic through the Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is so excited to be joining such an amazing faculty at J&D Dance Academy and can’t wait to work with her new students!