Jazz dance is one of the cornerstone styles that students learn at a dance studio or school. And yet so many of the books about dance focus on Ballet! So we have created a list of books that focus on jazz dance for kids!
Jazz Dance as we know it today has always been closely linked to the music of time and tightly intertwined with the social and cultural context. There have been a myriad of modifiers added, “Latin Jazz,” “Authentic Jazz,” “Vernacular Jazz,” “Theatrical Jazz,” “Lyrical Jazz,” and a singular definition of Jazz remains elusive.
Jazz is a style of dance that today can be identified with signature moves such as fan kicks, isolations, body rolls and dynamic jumps. But Jazz dance is actually rooted in vernacular dance out of west Africa and has been appropriated and adapted over time.
The best jazz shoes for dance class have a snug fit and are well made. They come in various colors, materials such as leather or canvas, can be slip on or lace up, full or split- sole.
In order to choose the best character shoes, you must first know what style of dance they will be used for. Once you know the genre of dance, you can then choose from the variety of styles, colors, materials, and heel heights that character shoes come in.