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Jazz

Jazz is a combination of steps that come from ballet, modern, contemporary and body language; It’s the dance style you see in the Broadway musicals and in the cabaret. Do you dare to learn it?

Jazz classes are taught by Caterina Chisesi,  Fernanda Gimenes, Amanda Gómez and Sara Torres.

Jazz is a type of dance that covers a wide range of styles. It employs multiple techniques such as classical ballet, contemporary dance and body language. In our classes we offer a varied range of Jazz styles:

  • Classical jazz (with movements of contraction and elongation, full of strength and lyrical sensuality, derived from the bodily sensations caused by blues music and contemporary jazz)
  • Modern Jazz (with rhythms of modern cuts using techniques of classical ballet and likewise complemented by styles of free expression and body aesthetics).
  • Musical Jazz (As its name indicates a style focused on musicals)
  • Street Jazz or funky Jazz (with aggressive and strong movements, with very sharp shots)

Jazz for kids 8 to 14 years

Classes are taught by Sara Torres. They can begin to learn the basics of modern jazz without having previous knowledge or with some notions received in dance initiation classes. In any case, the only difference between the two cases will be a slight entry barrier, which will be completely eliminated in a few classes. In any case, it is a style of jazz for children that is based on different styles of dance, from those who take their movements.

Children who decide on this style work especially in coordination and interpretation. But it will also provide a great level of musicality. As for the dance techniques used in modern jazz, the procedure of the techniques of corporal expression, but also of different styles of dance. Especially contemporary dance and classical ballet. The latter is one of the main reasons for what it is advisable for youngsters to practice with precocious dance notions.

Jazz for beginners

This class is ideal if what you are thinking is to exercise while you dance, listen to good music and have a great time!!

These classes are designed to learn or reinforce basic concepts, while you gain greater understanding of your body, breathing, balance, coordination, musicality and, of course, confidence. All these concepts are acquired by working on them through very varied techniques. Everything is starting !!

Intermediet/Advanced Jazz

These classes are aimed at people who already have intermediate or advanced knowledge of Jazz or who have technique and experience in other disciplines such as ballet.

In these classes you will get to know all the different styles that jazz encompasses and you will strengthen the technique in order to have more control of your body, so we will work on turns, jumps, combinations in the center and work on the ground.

Our classes are also designed for all those who want to dedicate professionally to dance, or who have to prepare auditions for professional dance schools. Many of our students have already entered! What are you waiting for?

In addition, MDS regularly organizes “master classes” and workshops with external teachers from prestigious schools and academies.

Class trainers

Caterina Chisesi Marbella Dance School

Caterina Chisesi

Ballet y Jazz

Caterina, only ten years old, entered the Zurich Opera School where she began her professional dance studies. From there she went to the Opera of Rome, where she performed for ten years as a classical dancer.

Following this performance, Caterina began her career as a teacher in Switzerland before taking her passion to Spain, and to open in Marbella in 2007, her dance school, Marbella Dance School, which not only has the discipline of classical dance but with a wide variety of styles.

Fernanda Gimenes

Fernanda Gimenes

Jazz

Fernanda is a Brazilian national and has a degree in dance pedagogy and choreography from the Brazilian University UNICAMP.

Before arriving in Spain, he worked after finishing his studies in countries such as China or Portugal. She has been living in Spain for 16 years working as a teacher and dancer.

For 5 years she has been part of the cast of MDS as a Jazz teacher.

Amanda Gomez

Amanda Gómez

Ballet y Jazz

Amanda has more than 10 years of experience teaching classes for children and adults.

She started to dance jazz since she was little and complemented her training with classical dance obtaining the Elementary title with the Russian Vaganova Association, she also learned Latin dances with Julio Tapia.

Amanda has been part of the dance corps of numerous dance companies.

Timetable

There are several jazz classes for adults throughout the week, from Monday to Thursday (also a class in the morning!) So we are sure you will find the one that best suits your needs. If you’re interested, check out the timetable.