Jazz is the “physical embodiment of the popular music of a given time. Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. Jazz dance was an integral part of jazz until the end of the swing era in the late 1940s. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz dance — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance.” (Wikipedia)
Focuses on: Flexibility, Strength, Isolations, Jumps, Turns, and Leaps, Syncopated Rhythms, Improvisation and a Low Center of Gravity.
Class consists of: Warm-up, Center, Traveling Movements, and Combinations.
Training styles/methods employed: Luigi, Fosse, Giordano, Robbins and more.
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