Jazz dance began development in the 1940s as a contemporary expression of the music of the times. It has continued to develop and respond to changing social climates. Our curriculum focuses on a blend of Giordano, Luigi, and Horton techniques, which provide students with a solid footing in both past and present jazz styles. In these classes, students will study isolations, turns, leaps, and progressions across the floor. Jazz tends to be an upbeat and athletic form of dance.