PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM

Joya is patient, persistent and excellent.  She teaches how to elevate simple movements to beautiful choreography, puts in hard work outside the class ensuring productive lessons, and stands as a role model with her own look and personality with grace, dignity and charm

- Alka S.

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Your child's lifetime love of learning to dance begins here!

AGE DIVISIONS

TOTS

6 months - 2 years

MINIS

3 years - 7 years

JUNIORS

8 years - 12 years

TEENS

13 years - 17 years

ADULTS

18+ years

DANCE PROGRAMS

BOLLYZONE

 

The only technique-intensive Bollywood program for Classical, Urban & Commercial  dance!

BOLLYZONE teaches focus, strength, and agility by covering the movement vocabulary of Indian Classical, Hip Hop, Jazz & Contemporary. This class emphasizes technique, expression and performance to provide a  strong dance foundation. Learn the fundamentals of technique and theory to add structure, fluidity, and poise to your dancing.  Develop the essential framework needed to being able to explore new dance styles and applying your knowledge to Classical, Urban & Commercial Bollywood with precision and ease. It's your time to be a Bollywood Star!

SPECIALTY CLASSES

 

Immersive Programs in Kathak, Ballet, Bharatnatyam & Hip Hop.
 

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Our Specialty Programs are exclusively available to Academy students currently enrolled in at least one of our Core Classes, BollyZone or KarmaFIT. Students are immersed in a program covering the theory, history, technique, and performance of the class-specific style. 

 

PROFESSIONAL 

 

Students must audition for acceptance into the training program and preferably should have a Recommendation from their Class Instructor. Students must be enrolled in their regular dance class to maintain eligibility for the Professional Performers Training Program. 

The Professional Performers Training Program is specially created and directed by Joya Kazi to offer curriculum-based and intensive professional coaching in order to provide the experience of a thorough dance education covering theory, history, technique, and performance while training at the level of Dance Industry Artists. Students train directly with Joya Kazi, as well as with JK Unlimited Instructors and renowned guest choreographers. The program is focused on grooming the next generation of professional dancers by providing the tools needed to help each student develop their technique, performance, and artistry through intensive trainings and opportunities for industrial, stage, and commercial performances. 

DANCEFLEX

Learn to increase and balance strength, flexibility & mind.

 

DANCE FLEX resonates with our special mantra of "Stretch, Strength and Spirit." This class  was specifically designed as an extra aid for our dancers who are looking to attain a whole new level of dancing ability while maintaining a centered peace of mind to alleviate the conditioning process. Most often taken in conjunction with any of our other dance programs, Dance Flex, works towards improving overall strength, flexibility and control of the body. Through a delicate balance of full body flexibility progressions with upper, lower, and core strengthening exercises, Dance Flex will exponentially increase your overall dance technique and abilities.  

THIS IS IT

 

A specialty dance program covering the techniques and stylings of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

 

THIS IS IT - your moment to be  just as Bad as the Smooth Criminal himself! Remember the Time when dance legend, Michael Jackson, first moon-walked his way onto Motown and into our hearts? The way he made thousands scream at just the snap of his gloved hand was unprecedented and now you can be a part of the experience too! A combination of street, commercial pop, and modern jazz, MJ's style was unique and self-made. In this course you'll be introduced to the technique behind the moonwalk, sliding, gliding, popping, locking, robotics, and working the signature MJ hat so you can be a Thriller on any dance floor!

DANCE CAMP

 

Summer or Winter, get ready to DANCEcover! Keep learning, adventure and discovery alive throughout the holidays!

 

SUMMER & WINTER CAMPS are fun, but most imporantly keep students learning even during breaks. Our camp themes vary but always focus on helping students identify and develop their own artistry through Dance Composition, Technique & Performance. This means that while learning new choreography, they also learn the art of creating their own choreography! Camps end with an In-Class Showcase where all our student's family and friends are welcome to come see the amazing things they have been learning and creating!

 

Staying healthy has never been this much fun!

KARMAFIT is Joya Kazi Unlimited's exclusive Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class for Men & Women! Get your heart pumping, body grooving, and energy radiating with this Fitness & Dance Combo Class! That's 30 minutes of Cardio to the Bollywood industry's best tunes utilizing High Intensity Interval Training techniques and 30 minutes of fist-pumping choreography for a unique balance of calorie burning and body toning fitness! It's your turn to be a BOLLYWOOD STAR!

 

Our community-focused enrichment programs make sure everyone gets a chance to shine!

DREAM KATCHERS is JK Unlimited's specialty Community Outreach Dance Program. In an effort to provide dance to those who may not be as fortunate enough to afford dance, who may  be stuck in difficult times, or who especially may be students of special needs, JK Unlimited Instructors reach out to their communities to give back with dance, fun and fitness! We heavily focus on providing dance to students of special needs because they are often turned away from dance studios and never get to follow through with their dream to dance. Our students may have a disability, but they also have so much ability! We help them channel those abilities and use dance as a tool to refine motor skills, confidence, social integration, and most of all - expression. Children with special needs find dance to be their unexpected tool of expression and our classes create a non-judgmental atmosphere catered to cultivating creative expression and a healthier lifestyle.

Music, Movement & Magic

Learning to dance, dancing to learn!

Pre-School, Montessori & Care Center Programs

 

Now children ages 2+ years can begin their discovery of the magic of music and movement. Specially designed by Joya Kazi, her curriculum originally stood as the very first Music and Dance Program at Bright Horizons for Childcare and Early Education in 2008 to help our children explore musicality and dance as early as 6+ weeks old. This program will expose your child to music and creative movement through a variety of exercises, instruments, and activities! They will learn how to move in new ways and make you move with their own music! Your child will explore self-expression, develop motor and mathematical skills, and enhance spatial and rhythmic awareness. Channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity in your child with Music, Movement, and Magic!

 

See how we bridge education and  entertainment

to create the next generation's well-rounded creatives!

SCHOOL YEAR

Our school year is broken up into Three Sessons (Fall, Winter, & Spring ) that may span between 8-15 weeks. Fall Session is Training Intensive with an increased emphasis on Technique, Strengthening & Flexibility. Winter Session is Choreography Intensive with an increased emphasis on Choreography, Formations & Musicality. Spring Session is Performance Intensive with an increased emphasis on Aesthetics, Confidence Building, and Expressions which end with our Annual Showcase. Students are required to create their own personal goals in various areas of training at the beginning of the school year. Instructors provide Progress Reports at the end of the year based on the self-established goals of each student. Students who showcase exemplary performance and improvement are recognized as a Student of the Month.

 

CLASS FORMAT

Minis’, Juniors’, Teens’, and Adults’ classes are 55 minutes long. All classes are held once a week and begin with Warm Ups, Strengthening & Flexibility Exercises, Technique Training, Across the Floors, Choreography-based dance instructionals, and a confidence-building Freestyle Exercise. 

 

PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM

  •  Basic | No prerequisites, Level 1 open to all new students, Level 2 requires Instructor Recommendation.

    • The Basic Level class is an introductory class for students to learn the basics and fundamentals of dance movements and techniques. Students begin learning body mechanics and coordination through strengthening and flexibility exercises. Classes focus on musicality, rhythm, expression and precision through actively developing muscle memory with choreography. Self-Worth, Self-Confidence, and Self-Esteem are core JK Unlimited goals that students work towards as they set their own goals for Practice, Flexibility, Spotting, Performance, Expressions, and Personal growth.

       

  • Intermediate | Level 1 must have completed 3-4 quarters of Basic Level classes and/or have Basic Level Instructor Recommendation. Level 2 requires Instructor Recommendation.

    • The Intermediate Level class builds upon the basics and fundamentals of dance movements and techniques by introducing performance variables such as Props, Partner Work, and Formation Changes. Students continue onto a more in-depth immersion in studying body mechanics and coordination through intermediate strengthening and flexibility exercises. Classes focus on musicality, rhythm, expression and precision through actively developing muscle memory with fast-paced choreography. Self-Worth, Self-Confidence, and Self-Esteem are core JK Unlimited goals that students work towards as they set their own goals for Practice, Flexibility, Spotting, Performance, Expressions, and Personal growth.

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  • Advanced | Level 1 must have completed 3-4 quarters of Intermediate Level classes and/or have Intermediate Level Instructor Recommendation. Level 2 requires Instructor Recommendation.

    • The Advanced Level class builds upon the movements, techniques, and performance abilities and skills introduced at the Intermediate Level. Students are challenged with complex movement combinations and are taught the skills to balance their understanding of theory and technique with performance and precision at an advanced level to further help them hone their skills as dance performer. Classes focus on musicality, rhythm, expression and precision through actively developing muscle memory with choreography. Self-Worth, Self-Confidence, and Self-Esteem are core goals that students work towards as they set their own goals for Practice, Flexibility, Spotting, Performance, Expressions, and Personal growth.

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  • Pre-Professional | Level 1 must have completed 3-4 quarters of Advanced Level classes and/or have Advanced Level Instructor Recommendation. Level 2 requires Instructor Recommendation.

    • The Pre-Professional Level class furthers the JK Unlimited all-around dance education covering history, theory, technique, and performance. Students continue with challenging and complex movement combinations that require strength, flexibility, and agility. Classes focus on musicality, rhythm, expression and precision through actively developing muscle memory with choreography. Self-Worth, Self-Confidence, and Self-Esteem are core goals that students work towards as they set their own goals for Practice, Flexibility, Spotting, Performance, Expressions, and Personal growth.

 

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