Jazz students are required to take ballet technique classes. Students in jazz and lyrical are better dancers because they take ballet also. Ballet is the basis of all dance forms, gymnastics, ice skating, etc.
Jazz classes have warm up technique followed by a rigorous classes learning turns, leaps, combinations and choreography.
Jazz classes have competition opportunities. Utah Artists School of Ballet Jazz/lyrical classes usually take 1st place in the competitions. Students have the opportunity to have private lessons to compete solos.