Jazz Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance has followed music trends and has constantly evolved, Charleston, swing, are all forms of early Jazz. This is a high-energy class, with classic jazz technique styles ranging from musical dance, to Broadway, to Fosse. Set to popular music this fast-paced class rolls cardio, abs, technique, and fun into one! Hip-Hop Hip hop developed from several cultures, including jazz, rock, tap and American and Latino cultures.
Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip Hop teaches coordination and helps dancers learn to isolate parts of their body for greater overall control. Rhythm is extremely important in this genre of dance. Breaking, locking and popping are all styles of Hip hop. Hip Hop is sometimes referred to a street dancing or Jazz-Funk.
Tap Tap dance is characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance and arm styling. This style is widely performed as a part of musical theater and is commonly the first type of tap taught to beginners. . Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, steps become more intricate to achieve the vary syncopations and rhythms. This style is also sometimes referred to as street tap. Elements of both Broadway and rhythm tap will be incorporated into classes at The Center.