Advance Your Turn Skills With Our Jazz Turns Courses.

Courses for Dancers and Dance Teachers

Our Jazz Turns courses are designed to enhance and build upon your existing dance skills. Are you looking to build foundational skills by focusing on proper placement and technique? Or maybe your goal is to refine your turn consistency so you can add elite-level turns to your repertoire? Whatever your objective, we’ve got you covered. Simply review the courses below to find the level that’s right for you.

LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONAL TURNS

This is the place to start if you’re new to Jazz turns or need to brush up on the fundamentals. Instruction includes proper placement and muscle engagement for each turn, helping you understand not only the “hows” but the “whys” of correct form. You’ll also learn center-floor and across-the-floor combos. With practice and focus on proper technique, these lessons serve as a foundation for more complex skills.

  • How to spot
  • Chaîné turns
  • Piqué turns
  • Single pirouettes
  • Balance exercises

Instructor: Kayla Bagshaw

Requirements: A basic understanding of the positions of the feet and arms for dance.

LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONAL TURNS

This is the place to start if you’re new to Jazz turns or need to brush up on the fundamentals. Instruction includes proper placement and muscle engagement for each turn, helping you understand not only the “hows” but the “whys” of correct form. You’ll also learn center-floor and across-the-floor combos. With practice and focus on proper technique, these lessons serve as a foundation for more complex skills.

  • How to spot
  • Chaîné turns
  • Piqué turns
  • Single pirouettes
  • Balance exercises

Instructor: Kayla Bagshaw

Requirements: A basic understanding of the positions of the feet and arms for dance.

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE TURNS

The techniques taught in this course should help you refine and expand your Level 1 skills. Each turn includes step-by-step instruction on body placement and engagement, including the execution of center floor and across-the-floor combos. By practicing the lessons taught in this course, you should master proper technique for these intermediate turns.

  • Balance exercises
  • Double pirouettes
  • Inside pirouettes
  • Coupé turns
  • Pencil turns
  • Introduction to fouetté turns
  • Introduction to à la seconde turns 
  • Tips and tricks

Instructor: Cicily Oldham

Requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 1.

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED TURNS

These detailed lessons encourage the full-body connections and proper mechanics required for successful turns. You’ll learn insights and tricks that will help you push beyond your limits as a dancer. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of your body, so you can get the results you want with any turn, anytime, anywhere. 

  • À la seconde turns
  • Fouetté turns
  • Attitude turns
  • Tabletop and pencil turns
  • Around the world à la secondes
  • Leg hold turns en dedans (inside)
  • Leg hold turn en dehors (outside)
  • Tips and tricks

Instructor: Joelle Banford

Requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 1 and 2. 

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED TURNS

These detailed lessons encourage the full-body connections and proper mechanics required for successful turns. You’ll learn insights and tricks that will help you push beyond your limits as a dancer. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of your body, so you can get the results you want with any turn, anytime, anywhere. 

  • À la seconde turns
  • Fouetté turns
  • Attitude turns
  • Tabletop and pencil turns
  • Around the world à la secondes
  • Leg hold turns en dedans (inside)
  • Leg hold turn en dehors (outside)
  • Tips and tricks

Instructor: Joelle Banford

Requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 1 and 2. 

LEVEL 4: ELITE TURNS

In this Elite Level 4 training, you’ll continue to explore specific layering of conditioning exercises, center floor exercises, and across-the-floor combos that lead to turn mastery. These elite lessons build and guide you in your quest to understand the enhanced body awareness needed to be a consistent turner. You’ll learn to “turn out of skill and not out of luck.” 

  • Reverse around the world à la secondes
  • Spotters
  • Floats
  • Forced arch pirouettes
  • Coupé into pencil turns
  • Pencil pirouette switching spots
  • Elite pirouettes into a jump leap
  • Tips and tricks 

Instructor: Joelle Banford

Requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 1, 2, and 3.

BUNDLE:
JAZZ TURNS COLLECTION – 20% OFF

Are you all in? If you’re ready to seriously overhaul your jazz turns skills, the Jazz Turns Bundle is the way to go. This package includes Jazz Turns course levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 at a 20% discount.

You’ll have lifetime access to all four of these ground-breaking courses, so you can step it up from the ground up! Master the fundamentals to build that solid foundation, then take it to the next level with intermediate skills, before breaking through those barriers to advanced movements, and build consistency with our elite turns course. 

BUNDLE:
JAZZ TURNS COLLECTION – 20% OFF

Are you all in? If you’re ready to seriously overhaul your jazz turns skills, the Jazz Turns Bundle is the way to go. This package includes Jazz Turns course levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 at a 20% discount.

You’ll have lifetime access to all four of these ground-breaking courses, so you can step it up from the ground up! Master the fundamentals to build that solid foundation, then take it to the next level with intermediate skills, before breaking through those barriers to advanced movements, and build consistency with our elite turns course.