Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. Jazz dance was an integral part of jazz until the end of the swing era in the late 1940s. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz dance — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins. Jazz was a big hit in the early '50s and it is still a well-loved style of dance all over the world.
Jazz dance is offered to ages 7 & up:
Petite Jazz/Tap: Ages 7-8
Junior Jazz: Ages 9-11
Teen Jazz: Ages 11-14
Senior Jazz: Ages 14 & up