Jazz Dance Academy Montreux - Cours

LESSONS

   JDA RECREATIONAL

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JAZZ & MODERN JAZZ DANCE

JAZZ AND MODERN JAZZ DANCE

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BABY DANCE & BODY AWAKENING

BABY DANCE AND BODY AWAKENING

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CLASSICAL DANCE

CLASSICAL DANCE

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CONTEMPORARAY DANCE

CONTEMPORARAY DANCE

JDA INTENSIVE

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JDA INTENSIVE

JDA INTENSIVE

WORKSHOPS

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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

PROGRAMS

Jazz Dance Academy Montreux

is delighted to be able to offer you, and our teachers, a range of courses, styles, levels and projects to suit all students and all ages.
We offer two options

  • JDA Loisir
  • JDA Intensive
At the end of each season, we put on a dance show with all our students on stage for a magical, festive occasion that allows them to show off all they have learnt in a moment of effort, rigour, pleasure and passion for dance.

JDA Recreational

This programme is open to everyone and is designed for children, teenagers and adults who want to learn to dance at their own pace.
Do you want to learn to dance? Would you like to discover different dance classes at Jazz Dance Academy Montreux? We have several dance disciplines on offer! Your choice of one or more dance classes per week.

Dance disciplines

  • Jazz / Modern'jazz preparatory, cycles 1, 2 & 3 (from 8 to 17 years old)
  • Jazz / Modern'jazz adults beginner, intermediate (from 18 years +)
  • Classical preparatory (from 8 to 11 years old)
  • Classical cycles 1, 2 & 3 with pointe (from 11 to 17 years old) NEW !!
  • Contemporary preparatory, cycles 1, 2 & 3 (from 8 to 17 years old) NEW !!
  • Introduction to jazz dance (from 6 to 8 years old)
  • Introduction to classical dance (from 6 to 8 years old)
  • Body Awakening (from 4 to 6 years old)
  • Baby Dance (3 to 4 years)

Annual project

  • Dance video clip (January or February, no obligation, depending on the class chosen by the management each year)
  • Dance show (June, no obligation)

JDA Intensive

This programme is designed for children and teenagers who want to learn dance in a more structured cycle, with 4 different courses offered by Jazz Dance Academy Montreux

Are you interested in and passionate about dance? Would you like to go a step further in learning to dance? Would you like to take part in different artistic dance projects? Do you dream of being a performer?

This programme is available to students aged 6 to 17, allowing them to progress between courses, with support from the academy.

Our programmes include classes in jazz/modern jazz, classical, pointe, contemporary, variations, junior JDA and apprenticeship with Junior Jazz Ballet Montreux, in a caring and stimulating environment. The different teachers will guide you and help you progress in the different styles.

4 courses by age group

Students can progress from one course to the next as their age and progress.

  • JDA Primary (aged 6 to 8)
    • introductory jazz class +1 introductory classical class
  • JDA Pré-junior (from 8 to 11 years old)
    • 1 preparatory jazz class +1 preparatory classical class +1 preparatory contemporary class.
  • JDA Junior 1 (aged 11 to 13)
    • 1 course JDA Junior 1 + 1 course jazz cycle 1 + 1 course classical cycle 1 +1 course contemporary cycle 1)
    • JJBM apprentices
  • JDA Junior 2 (aged 13 to 17)
    • 1 JDA Junior 2 class +1 jazz class cycle 2 or cycle 3 +1 classical class cycle 2 or cycle 3 +1 contemporary class cycle 2 or cycle 3
    • JJBM apprentices

Annual project

  • Dance assessment (December)
  • Dance video clip from the academy (January or February, no obligation, depending on the choice of the class by the management each year)
  • Participation in the dance competition for 11 year olds (February/March)
  • Preparation for the entrance exam to dance colleges *
  • Dance show (June)
  • Junior Jazz Ballet Montreux apprentices from age 11 (JJBM)
  • Personal report at the end of each semester (February and June)
  • Interview between parents and management (at the request of the parents or at the suggestion of the management, maximum two interviews)

* Option to be discussed at the start of the season with the management in relation to the dance competition + entry to higher education.

Teachers

  • Jazz dance teacher, JDA junior1, JDA junior2
    • Kayoko Watanabe
  • Classical dance teacher
    • Marie-Hélène Rey Lescure
    • Jolanta Monod
  • Contemporary dance teacher
    • Ai Koyama

Click here for more details about the teachers!

PLANNING

CLASSES RESUME ON MONDAY 28 AUGUST

HOLIDAYS VAUD 2023-2024

2024

Ascension Holidays: from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 12 May 2024

Whit Monday: lundi 20 may 2024

Summer Holidays: from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 18 August 2024

Day after the Federal Fast : Monday 18 September 2023

Autumn Holidays : from Saturday 14 October to Sunday 29 October 2023

Christmas Holidays : from Saturday 23 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024

2025

Sports Holidays: from Saturday 15 February to Sunday 23 February 2025

Spring Holidays: from Friday 12 April to Sunday 27 April 2025

Ascension Holidays: from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1st June 2025

Whit Monday: lundi 9 June 2025

Summer Holidays: from Saturday 28 June to Sunday 17 August 2025

SUMMARY OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

And over here for important information!

Come and visit us

Rue de l'église catholique 14
1820 Montreux

9 mn walk from the Montreux SBB railway station
20 mn from Lausanne SBB station

Contact us

On +41 78 403 12 08

By email

IBAN

CH12 0483 5119 8001 6100 0 - CREDIT SUISSE
KAYOKO WATANABE JAZZ DANCE ACADEMY MONTREUX
RUE DE L'EGLISE CATHOLIQUE 14
1820 MONTREUX

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