Mini/Petite Jazz

Jazz is a technique where students learn the basics of moving through the use of fun songs from pop, contemporary and Broadway styles. Jazz is a technique that is ballet based but is high energy and fast paced! Jazz focuses on core strength, flexibility, technique, jumps and turns, isolation’s and weight changes while learning new steps and exciting new choreography!

Jazz level 1 is for beginner dancers who are just starting to dance. This is a perfect place for dancers who are just wanting to get in to dance to start!

Mini/Petite Jazz Monday 3pm

Thursday 3pm

Friday 3pm


Class Timetable

  Class Start Class End Teacher Room
Monday 3:00 pm 4:00 pm Taylor Thompson Studio 1
Thursday 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Jayden Russell Studio 2
Friday 3:00 pm 4:00 pm Taylor Thompson Studio 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - with Taylor Thompson - at Studio 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - with Jayden Russell - at Studio 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - with Taylor Thompson - at Studio 2
Jayden Russell

Jayden Russell is an well trained dancer and has been training for over 19 years. She started dancing age three under the influence and guidance of Rita Mathews. She has grown up dancing in the Sacramento area, training in Jazz, Tap, Theater, Ballet and Contemporary, and has competed in national dance competitions throughout the nation for numerous years. She has been the recipient of the SADA Scholarship recipient award in 2008 and 2014. She has performed and choreographed for her High Schools Advanced Dance Program and continues to mentor current students in the program. She has been an apprentice with Kelli Leighton’s award-winning company CORE Contemporary Dance (formally known as CORE Dance Collective) since 2014, where she concentrated on her true passion for Contemporary styles of Dance. Her energy level and passion for dance will be a great asset to her students. She is currently attending Sacramento State University working towards her Bachelor’s degree.


My name is Taylor Thompson and I have been dancing for about seven years. I began dancing my freshman year of high school at school and then later started dancing at a local studio. I have trained in many styles of dance including Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, and Ballet. I am now studying at Sacramento State to earn my Bachelors Degree in Dance and further pursue my love for the art of dance.