Our Jazz classes are fun and energetic and these classes develop a solid jazz dance technique, including preparation for turning, leaps and isolation movements. Students will work to improve flexibility and strength. Jazz dance focuses on syncopated rhythm and our teachers bring their own style, passion, and vitality to this dance genre.
Spotlight offers jazz classes from ages of 3 -18 and this class is combined with a Street Dance class
The term “jazz” incorporates a broad range of dance styles. Prior to the 1950s, jazz dance was a style that originated from African American dance and in the 1950s “modern jazz dance” emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. Every individual style of jazz dance to this day has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins.
Beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s, jazz became a form of dance that required the dancer to be highly skilled, and during this time, both modern and ballet choreographers including George Balanchine, Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse experimented with jazz dance.
Jazz dance develops in parallel to popular music, with jazz being the physical embodiment of popular