Jill Strauss and Kendell Shaffer announce the opening of a new dance conservatory in Venice. JillyJazz Kids will focus on building foundation, developing technique and style, while fostering creative self-expression and the joy of movement. JillyJazz Kids is excited to bring true jazz dance art form to the Venice and Westside communities.
The first series begins Friday, June 1 and runs through the month of June at Electric Lodge 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, CA 90291
Ballet and Creative Movement Ages 3-43pm-3:45pm Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5 week session $75
Basic Jazz and Ballet Ages 5-84pm-4:50pm Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5 week session $75
Jazz Dance Ages 9-125pm-6:30pm Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5 week session $90
Pre-registration will be held at Electric Lodge on Friday, May 25 from
5:00-6:00 pm, during which time, kids will have a chance to participate in a demo class. Or mail in your $35 deposit today to hold your spot.
Jill Strauss, a well-loved jazz dance teacher in Los Angeles for over fifteen years and Upper School faculty in the Crossroads School Dance Department, is branching out to give kids a great dance education in the tradition of the New York City schools where she grew up. Jill was protégé of jazz dance master Luigi, eventually becoming one of his top dancers and a teacher in his school. Kendell's Neighborhood Ballet at Electric Lodge has brought ballet and Broadway dance to Venice kids for the past three years. She also studied jazz with Luigi beginning at the age of twelve. Marina Blanche Munoz joins the team as dance teacher. A recent graduate of AMDA American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, Marina has been an instructor at JillyJazz Kids Dance Workshops for the past two years.
For more info about the classes and registration, please visit jillyjazz.com/ or contact Kendellshaffer@me.com or call 310-963-3378.