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Jazz Dance at ADTC

Jazz Dance at ADTC

A 5, 6, 7, 8...and all that jazz! Since the 1920s, the term “jazz dance” has been used to describe a forever-changing form of popular and creative dance movement. Jazz dance represents our popular culture, and as our culture changes, so does the appearance of jazz dance. This means that social dances of the 1920s like the Charleston are known as jazz dances, but so are the Broadway dances of choreographer Bob Fosse, the modern dances of Alvin Ailey, the shortened sounds of tap dancing and the popping and locking movements of hip hop.

Jazz Dance Classes @ ADTC Overnight Camps

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.

Preview Jazz Dance Performance Videos from ADTC Dance Camps Nationwide

Instantly preview short clips of jazz dance videos from our Friday Night Shows. You can watch these clips instantly & for free by selecting your level below.

Int-Adv Jazz

Instantly preview 50+ intermediate-advanced jazz dance recital videos

Adv-Beg Jazz

Instantly preview 70+ advanced-beginner jazz dance recital videos

Bas-Beg Jazz

Instantly preview 40+ basic-beginner jazz dance recital videos

Need Jazz Dance Routines Outside of Camp?

Whether you're a dancer or teacher, we know it's not easy to stay creatively inspired when it comes to dance routines. Our 1,000 dances + digital video library and amazing network of choreographers can keep you motivated & moving all year long!


Digital Dance Library

Instantly access 1,000 + dances in our video dance library! Get inspired with song & show theme ideas and award-winning choreography from 13 + years of ADTC dance camps!  MORE INFO >>



Custom Dance Choreography

Now you can purchase custom dance choreography from the ADTC Choreographer of your choice, delivered via private video. Get a dance routine you love, or your money back!  MORE INFO >>



Hometown Dance Camps

Choreograph your very own workshop, made to measure, with our amazing dance staff. Hometown dance camps can be one day or two weeks, 10 dancers to more than 200!  MORE INFO >>


Just Some of Our Amazing Jazz Dance Staff

Our top-notch jazz dance teachers offer the coolest combinations from some of the best national and international dance studios, schools and performance groups! They are MTV performers, Broadway dancers and contestants from your favorite TV shows.