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“When the student finds the joy in the process, a dancer is born.”

Jazz

Jazz Dance is the ideal way to develop well-rounded dance skills. Lively, amazingly self-expressive, and creatively diverse discipline, Jazz combines styles and techniques from a variety of popular dance genres.

It provides the perfect foundation for anyone wishing to have a strong dancing background, and the opportunity to try out a variety of styles. Jazz Dance has emerged in America in the early twentieth century, it has began as an African American social dance that had roots in African slave dances.

Over time, a clearly defined jazz genre emerged, changing from a street dance to a theatrical dance performed on stage due to the work by artists such as Jack Cole (choreographer), Bob Fosse, Eugene Louis Faccuito and Gus Giordano.

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. Within modern’jazz dance we may found many different trends, like jazz funk, lyrical, latin, broadway jazz, to name a few. It is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.

However, Jazz is built on the basic fundamentals of ballet and without proper ballet training a young dancer will never fully grasp the body movement concepts to become a great jazz dancer.

Many different trends, like jazz funk, lyrical, latin, broadway jazz, to name a few. It is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. However Jazz is built on the basic fundamentals of ballet and without proper ballet training a young dancer will never fully grasp the body movement concepts to become a great jazz dancer.

Ballet

Why is Ballet so important to dancers? Ballet is the foundation of all other dance forms.

This art of dance was born in the 18th century and has continued to evolve into today’s world renowned entertainment. Students will learn terminology in French, correct body alignment, how to improve their natural turn-out and develop love for the most graceful living art.

Hip Hop

What is Hip Hop? Hip Hop is a style of Jazz Dance incorporating Break Dancing, Popping, Locking, and Urban Funk.

Hip Hop is now being taught in most dance studios across the country. It is a great choice for dancers with little former training or beginning late in life. It’s Funky and Fun!

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