Jessi Adrian found an interest in dance at an incredibly young age when her older sister took a tap class, soon after Jessi was begging to start classes. Introduced first into Tap and following the next year with Jazz, Jessi’s love of dance grew through the years. Continuing into Ballet, Modern, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, African, and more. Her studies lead her through programs at Jefferson High School’s Dance Magnet Program and into University of Oregon where she completed a bachelor’s degree through the School of Music and Dance in 2009. Jessi’s love and experience has given her many opportunities to teach others and share her love while she continues to explore her connection to the art form. Finding the many applications and possibilities movement in the body can bring to expanding her mind as well as those she is privilege to share her interest with.
- Jazz Kids! (Fridays 4:00 – 4:45pm) 6 – 10 yrs.
For children ages 6 and up: this class is super fun and geared for the dancer with little or no training! Dance to popular tunes with moves that are funky fun, positive attitude, kid friendly, and sure to please. Miss Jessi has super fun warm ups and across the floor combinations filled with kicks, turns, jumps, and contemporary moves. A must class for your budding dancer who really wants to move!
- Modern/Contemporary (Saturdays 10:10 – 11:10am) Tween / Teen
This dance style combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness of jazz, contemporary, and modern dance. Modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. Miss Jessi will infuse both to develop your dance potential for any genre of dance technique. 1 hour
What to wear to Jazz / Lyrical Class
Pink convertible tights, solid colored leotard, and nude colored Lyrical shoes/dance Paws. Fitted solid colored t-shirt, black leggings, or black jazz pants are acceptable as warm-ups. Hair in a ponytail or bun. Male students wear white t-shirts, black dance pants or leggings, and Dance Paws.