Jazz is a mix of classic styles from Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, and Jerome Robbins to name a few. It can have accents of lyrical, musical theatre, modern, African American roots of dance, and contemporary styles such as hip hop. Jazz has many blurred lines at this point but a true classical jazz base is rooted in dance history.
What to wear and bring
We encourage each dancer to wear tight fitting clothes, ie. leotards, tights, leggings. We discourage dancers from wearing sweats or sweatshirts as they prevent instructors from assessing form. jazz shoes are required though bare feet is okay for the first few classes at lower levels. Water bottles are also recommended.