This is one of our most popular choices of dance class. Unlike other schools, our jazz classes offer the world of modern jazz dance, mixed with street, and also hip hop. So our dancers get a variety of styles within the one class, and the ability to dance professionally to most styles of music. These classes are fun and funky, technically challenging and great for all types of student both – once-a-weekers and those who wish to dance professionally.
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and energetic.
Until the mid 1920s, jazz dance referred to the dance styles that originated from the African American vernacular dance of the late 19th century to mid-20th century. With the growing domination of other forms of entertainment music, jazz dance evolved on Broadway into the new, smooth style known as modern jazz. The performance style of jazz dance was popularized to a large extent by Bob Fosse’s work, which is exemplified by Broadway shows such as Chicago, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game. Modern jazz dance continues to be an important element of musical theatre, and it can often be seen in music videos and competitive dance.