When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Joyce Gyimah
  • Course Code W21DNEK02B

What you will learn

Learn basic jazz techniques and styles, concentrating on building technique, strength, flexibility, rhythm, confidence and style. This course is suitable for complete beginners, for students with basic previous experience of jazz dance technique and for those with basic experience of other core techniques (ballet and contemporary). Students should have a reasonable level of fitness. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • have explored your enthusiasm for dance
  • have developed Jazz dance skills and vocabulary
  • understand the purpose and value of warm-up exercise and be able to perform an increased intensity of warm-up
  • repeat coordinating movements showing some development of style, rhythm and fluidity of motion
  • perform different styles of jazz, using a range of dynamics


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practical class: centre warm-up using repetition of exercises and sequences, from Jazz and classical techniques; learning a choreographed dance piece. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

    Entry requirements

    Basic previous knowledge and experience of any dance or exercise classes is an advantage but is not required. A fair level of mobility and fitness is required. Please speak to your tutor if you have any particular learning needs requiring adjustment to planned class activities. Prior to enrolment, you can also be in touch with dance@morleycollege.ac.uk for further advice.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Students will need a good degree of concentration; good level of fitness and mobility; the ability to work alongside a range of adults. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns, a history of injury and inform your tutor of any physical activity you have been advised to avoid. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health conditions or a history of injury. Please inform your tutor if there is any physical activity you have be advised to avoid.

    What you need

    Leotard, tights, leggings or any other close fitting clothing. Jazz or Ballet shoes or bare feet (not trainers) Water

    What you can do next

    Continuation of Jazz Dance: General study or progression to Jazz Dance: Intermediate study. Please speak your tutor for advice about progression at the end of your course. Your tutor may also suggest complementary styles of study to enhance your current practice, including music and drama studies. You may also visit our website or contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk