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Jazz Dance in Woodbridge, VA.
Jazz is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance including ballet, modern, street and African. Jazz is one of the most popular dance styles in the industry, mainly due to its use in television, movies, commercials and Broadway. Showcasing a dancer's individual style and originality, jazz dance's identifying elements are isolations, grounded movement, low center of gravity, contractions, syncopation and rhythm. Musicality is important, making this type of dancing fun and energetic with fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Pioneers of jazz are Luigi Faccuito, Katherine Dunham, Jerome Robbins, Jack Cole and Bob Fosse. Recent creators are Wade Robinson, Many Moore, Sonya Tayeh and Michael Jackson. At Dance Etc. School of the Arts, our instructors merge the different styles to give the dancers a well rounded education and the ability to jump into any style.