« Jazz today is a fresh, vital art, with a solid past and a thrilling future ». Léonard Bernstein
Jazz as a dance form seeks its inspiration in classical, contemporary, folk, popular and primitive techniques. This variety of inspirations accounts for its richness and makes it a thrilling, emotional experience.
The teaching of jazz begins with an overview of the basics, so there will be talk of isolation, dissociation, relationship to the ground and the use of body weight, as well as the search for energy, intensity and speed through the use of rhythm and specific techniques.
A jazz dance class is a unique moment during which the body can express itself freely.
Jazz is of course compatible with classical dance techniques and most of the great jazz dancers are trained in classical dance.