Jazz is a fun dance style that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Improvisation is an important element in jazz dance in which a dancer interprets and executes movements in their own way or fashion. The jazz dancer may use bold, dramatic body movements, as well as body isolations and contractions, while incorporating their own expression. This type of dancing is energetic and usually consists of large leaps, various turns, and stylized movement.
At Sharon Davis School of Dance, we integrate body conditioning/stretching in our jazz lessons to strengthen and broaden our dancers’ abilities, and we do encourage ballet to enhance grace and balance.