Jazz is a fun and effervescent discipline that requires clean lines, passion and excellent technique. Well-known and diverse choreographers like Bob Fosse, Gus Giordano, Gene Kelly and Jerome Robbins have shaped this style over the decades to become a favorite of dancers and audiences alike.
At DanceHouse Miami, jazz classes are offered for all ages of dancers so that everyone can enjoy this unique art form. Jazz has its roots in African dance as well as the jazz music of the early decades of the 20th century. Accordingly, jazz touches on many other dance disciplines, including ballet and contemporary. Other influences include Latin and Caribbean rhythms, making jazz a singularly diverse style that appeals to everyone.
Jazz is infused with syncopated rhythms and encourages improvisation. Classes begin with a warm-up in the center before moving to exercises designed to build technique. Dancers also work in diagonals across the floor as increasingly complex combinations are introduced.
If you’re ready to move to the beat and explore new rhythms, then jazz dance is the right choice for you. Many of our students choose to perform in our recitals, giving them a chance to demonstrate the progress they’ve made for family and friends.