Jazz is a very lively and energetic class and is currently offered to pupils aged 12 years +. The music used is current and often what the pupils like to listen to at home. Jazz or Street Jazz is the most common style of dance used in music videos and so children recognise the style from watching their favourite pop artists. The class is non syllabus but still has a sense of structure to it. The class will start with a warm-up, stretching and strengthening exercises and choreography to a popular song. Those that study Jazz along side the other dance styles will become a more versatile as the choreography used can vary from Commercial Jazz to Contemporary Jazz. Whilst technique helps many elements of Jazz, a lot of the choreography requires earthiness and movements very different to those in the technical classes and often takes a lot of dancers out of their comfort zone.