JAZZ

Jazz dance is the performance dance technique and style that emerged in America in the early 20th century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on the African American vernacular style of dancing that emerged with jazz music. Vernacular jazz dance includes ragtime dances, Charleston, Lindy hop, and mambo. Popular vernacular jazz dance performers include The Whitman SistersFlorence MillsEthel WatersAl & LeonFrankie ManningNorma MillerDawn Hampton, and Katherine Dunham. Theatrical jazz dance performed on concert stage was popularized by Jack ColeBob FosseEugene Louis Faccuito, and Gus Giordano.

The term JAZZ DANCE has been used in ways that have little or nothing to do with jazz music. Since the 1940s, Hollywood movies and Broadway shows have used the term to describe the choreography of Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins. In the 1990s, colleges and universities applied to the term to classes offered by physical education departments in which students dance to various forms of pop music, rarely jazz.

The class starts with a warm-up of 15 minutes, we continue with about 15 minutes of corporal isolations applied to JAZZ DANCE. These exercises are very important because they help the dancer to know better the articulation possibilities offered by each body.We will work for 20 minutes approx. technique diagonals from the different styles of jazz and we will finish with a choreography. Great importance is given to the quality of movement, to the reality and emotion used in the execution of the choreographies and an exhaustive follow-up is done to each student for their evolution as dancers.