Workshops and Events

No Workshops scheduled for 2023 yet!!

January 26th – February 23rd 2020

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Come shine, come create, come find the performer in you!! Get ready for your next audition!!  We’ll take you there.

Join the ranks of our former Workshop students now on Broadway; Beanie Feldstein Hello Dolly, Lady Bird, Booksmart, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold Phantom of the Opera, Francesca Carpanini Little Foxes, Walden Milwe School of Rock.

Five Sundays.  A Musical Theatre Dance intensive with strong focus on Jazz & Tap.  Skill, technique, style, performance. Step up your game. Rhythms, skill building, choreography and character abound!! Ages 8 – 18.
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2016 Winter photo kids!!

Join us for our “2020 JillyJazz Winter Musical Theatre WORKSHOP.”  A wonderful training experience for the young dancer, ages 8 – 18.   A comprehnesive musical theatre training workshop focusing on building technique and style, audition skills,  and “creating the character”.  Learn to pick up, retain and perform works with speed, style and flair!!  Kids from the Morgan Wixson Theatre have been doing Workshop for years, along with many other children’s theatre programs on the Westside.  “We may not put on a show, but we will prepare you for any show you are going to do!!!!”  Don’t miss it.  Contact Jill Strauss  for all info..  310 963-3378.  TODAY!!

JillyJazz Dance Workshop Registration Form Click on words “registration form” to print. 

Contact Jill Strauss 310 963-3378.


Jill Strauss, owner and artistic director of JillyJazz Dance Arts is a Jilly, Olivia, Ryanne 2012well-loved jazz dance teacher and choreographer in Los Angeles for over twenty years.  She is an Upper School faculty member of the dance department at the Crossroads School and is branching out to give kids a great dance education in the tradition of the New York City schools where she grew up. Jill has performed on the New York stage and throughout the USA.  She was a protégé of jazz dance master Luigi, eventually becoming one of his top dancers and on faculty at Luigi’s Jazz Centre in New York City.


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Has taught ballet for over 3 decades. She has danced with Houston Allegro Ballet Company, Austin Ballet Theatre and NYC’s Facets Dance Company. She has choreographed over 60 musicals and is the resident choreographer for The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts in the greater Boston area. Lucy currently teaches at Anna Cheselka Dance Center in Studio City and The Colburn School in downtown L.A.

Krystal Jasmin Combs has been performing, choreographing, Krystal Combsdirecting, and teaching dance for children and adult professionals across Los Angeles for over 15 years. She is an NAACP Best Choreography Award Winner (2012), along the likes of nominees Debbie Allen and Bill T. Jones. She has received Stage Scene L.A. awards for her choreography & performance work and was titled “Quadruple Threat of the Year” (2011) by the acclaimed critics group. She has worked for MTV networks, national concert tours, music videos, various charities and local theaters and schools, including at the Morgan Wixon Theater in Santa Monica and their American Alliance for Theatre and Education award winning YES program. Krystal holds a Master of Science in Education from Mt. St. Mary’s College and she is excited to bring out the best in your dance!

Marina Blanche Munoz has studied and taught for JillyJazz since 2003.  She graduated from  AMDA in Los Angeles in 2011.  Marina has performed all over Los Angeles in such musicals as A Chours Line, West Side Story, Cabaret, TheMarinaMunozheadshotsmall World Goes Round, Thorougly Modern Millie, and Pipin.  Marina has danced with Rockettes in their New York Summer Intensive.  She teaches inner city kids at the Gabriella Foundation downtown LA and beginning Jazz and Musical Theatre Workshops for JillyJazz Dance Arts. Marina heads up the JillyJazz Kids program at the Electric Lodge each and every Friday.  Come boogie!!


Lauren Blair is an award winning choreographer and dance teacher who has spent two decades working with programs such as University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Preparatory, LeDance Studio, The Otto M. Budig Academy of Ballet, El Lauren BlairSegundo Recreation and Parks Youth Drama, Belasco Theatre Company, Cal State LA, and the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. She has choreographed over 30 musicals including White Christmas (NYA Award for Outstanding Choreography 2015), Beauty and the Beast (NYA Award for Outstanding Choreography 2014), and The Full Monty (Stage Scene LA Outstanding Choreography 2008). Lauren holds an M.A. in Theatre Arts andDance from Cal State LA and has been employed as faculty choreographer and costume designer at Santa Monica College since 2009.

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5 Responses to “Workshops and Events”

  1. One of the greatest most important aspect of my life is the training of the warm up and the choreography I get to experience with Jill in her jazz classes. Don’t stop the music.

  2. Winter Dance Workshop is amazing.

    • I have been dancing with Jill for many years. Her warm ups are technically sound and the choreography is amazing. If you are in LA you must take her class and/or attend her workshops!

  3. I wish we could be in LA for the Winter Workshop this year. We loved it last year.

  4. I have taken jazz dance classes over many years in Los Angeles, and Jill’s are the best I have ever attended. The music and choreography are exemplary, as is Jill’s teaching technique. Her classes are fun and exciting and well suited to students at varying skill levels. Anybody seeking a satisfying jazz dance experience in Los Angeles needs to check out Jill’s class!

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