Some information about Jazz Dance Style.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance.. Today jazz dance continues to evolve and blend with other styles. for example street jazz and theatre dance. Jazz dance is the dance technique and style that emerged in America in early 20th century. Jazz dance began as an African American social dance that had roots in African slave dances..
Technique is the foundation for all movement. A strong technical foundation enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. Technique is essential for jumps and turns. Where correct posture is essential to properly execute such moves. Center control is important in jazz technique. The body's center is the focal point from which all movement emanates, thus making it possible to maintain balance while executing powerful movement... Jazz classes require some form of moderate intensity stretching in order to warm up the muscles and help prevent injuries. Some techniques used in the warm up consist of elongating leg muscles and strengthening the core.
*Isolations:- A dancer isolates one specific part of her body such as rib cage or twist
*Grounded Movement :- Dancers keep a low centre of gravity and often accompaniment that surprises the audience.
*Contractions:- Motivated by her breath a dancer will make a C-shape with her core.
*Sensuality :- There is a sexiness in jazz dance that is lacking in more traditional styles..
Katherine Dunham, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Gus Giordano, Eugene Louis (Aka Luigi), Jerome Robbins, Gwen Verdon, Wade Robson, Mandy Moore, Sonya Tayeh were old and recent well known JAZZ dancers and choreographers...
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