Whether you’re an absolute beginner or experienced performer, we have a fun & challenging jazz dance class that will be perfect for you. You’ll dance to upbeat popular songs while working on basic body isolations layered over a traditional ballet foundation. In addition to learning a full performance piece, you’ll develop rhythmic awareness and individual expression while honing your jazz dance technique.
Jazz dance is offered as one of the four core dance classes each session-week at American Dance Training Camps. Styles of jazz vary and may include lyrical, Broadway or modern. Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet & jazz dance technique that uses motion to interpret music & express emotion. With lyrical dance, choreographers attempt to show the meaning of the music. Broadway dance, or "musical theatre" dance, will have you mastering the styles of famous choreographers like Bob Fosse & Jerome Robbins to music from your favorite musicals. Modern dance expands the body's traditional range of motion and provides a non-aerobic workout that helps develop grace and free artistic expression.