Jazz (4yrs – Adult)

Jazz is a fun dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. It originated in the U.S. in the early 1900s as African and European styles merged. A jazz dancer was traditionally part of a jazz band during performances. These dance trends soon spread & the result came in the form of popular dances such as the Charleston, Jitterbug, Swing & Boogie Woogie. Jazz dance gained more mainstream success is musical theatre productions such as West Side Story & Chicago, popularized by choreographer Bob Fosse. Many jazz dancers incorporate rhythm, coordination & fast paced movements with different styles into their dancing, allowing their own expression. Jazz has several benefits including strength, flexibility, and endurance training with high leaps, floorwork, & nimble precise steps. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions.

UDC Offers:

  • Jazz (4-6yrs)
  • Beginners Intermediate Jazz (7-11yrs)
  • Intermediate Jazz (7-11yrs)
  • Beginners Intermediate Jazz (12+)
  • Advanced Jazz (12+)
  • Intermediate Jazz (12+)

~See schedule for times and studio location