Teen/Adult Jazz

istock_lyricalJazz dancing is a common form of dance used in musical theater and commercial and entertainment industries, with its roots in social dance and African-American dance.  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 and Cabaret. Modern jazz dance continues to be an important element of musical theatre, and it can often be seen in music videos and competitive dance.

Students will start with a basic jazz warm up and progressions and then will learn choreography.

Students should wear the leotard of their ballet level or a black leotard, tights and jazz shoes.  Black jazz pants or shorts optional.