Jazz and Musical Theatre



Jazz Dance is used as an umbrella term to encompass many different branches including technical jazz, commercial jazz, Broadway/musical theatre jazz and even some social dances such as the Charleston.  It is fast, fun and incorporates many of the same elements as ballet and contemporary, including leaps and pirouettes.

Jazz Dance became popular in early twentieth century America, however there are traces of this style in African rituals and celebratory dances from around the seventeenth century.

Jazz Dance at Panthera Dance Company is Non-Syllabus meaning there are no exams to be taken and the classes focus on technique through choreography and exercises.


Musical Theatre

Panthera Dance Company’s Musical Theatre classes will use music from different Musicals every week, teaching either original choreography from the show or choreography in the style of the show!

Musical Theatre incorporates lots of different styles of dance including Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance and Commercial.

These classes will be a fun filled class and hopefully give you an insight into dancing in a West End Show, focusing on choreography and performance.


What you will learn

  • Technique
  • Choreography
  • Use of the Core
  • Improvisation
  • History of Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance
  • Focus of different styles within Jazz and Musical Theatre


  • Comfortable clothing that allows free movement
  • Barefoot
  • Bottle of Water
  • A can-do, positive attitude

Upcoming Classes

Panthera Pop Up: Musical Theatre Dance – Ages 12-18
2nd June
Sunday 12:20pm - 1:05pm
SUMMER TERM: Musical Theatre – Ages 9-16
3rd June to 15th July
Monday 5:55pm - 6:55pm