Jazz Unlimited has been operating in Hamilton for over 25 years. We teach AJDA American Jazz and Tap, APDA Urban Ignition Hip Hop and Lucidity Contemporary, and ATOD Classical Ballet.
We also teach Theatre Arts, and have a new high performance dance-based division in the studio – the Athena Performing Arts Academy – which is open to students from age 9, and entry is via successful audition.
The staff are extensively trained and regularly upskilled. They are passionate about passing on their knowledge and their love of dance. We have excellent results in examinations. Students and parents really appreciate the unique studio culture – inclusive, positive, kind, focussed, and joyful.
Students gain dance skills, self-confidence, determination, commitment, social and team-work skills, musicality, success in formal settings (exams and performances), new friends – and they have fun.
We have a new, 4-studio complex. It has sprung floors cushioned with rubber to prevent injury, wall-length safety mirrors, double barres in each studio, industrial heat pumps to provide air conditioning in each studio, a separate commercial-grade ventilation system, viewing areas, and free parking.
We have preschool classes in ballet and jazz from 3 years, and hip hop from 4 years. Tap classes begin at 5 years, and Contemporary at 7 years. Acting and singing classes begin at 9 years.
Classes begin with warm-ups, followed by structured learning, for exams mid-year, and for the end-of-year recital after that. Classes finish with warming down and stretching. Additional classes are also held for competition and other performance work.
New families quickly sense the calm and caring way in which teachers manage the students, and the focussed yet happy disposition of the students. Teachers make new students feel welcome, and they easily integrate into their classes.