Many have heard of this dance genre and have seen some Jazz performances whether online or during dance recitals. In fact, do you know Jazz originates from the African American vernacular dance? Being an integral part of Africans during the late 1800s, such a routines is used often by those who were brought into slavery, as an outlet to express physically and emotionally.
Dance and music are very important to the African communities and as such, they sang and dance through their ethnic songs. Gradually, songs became urban music through external influences and with its rhythmically strong dance routine. This was further popularized by the Americans who took interest in Jazz.
In the modern day, Jazz has combines influences from America, Africa and even Europe to be what it is today. Through fluid movements and classical techniques to upbeat street music, Jazz utilises ballet basics to improve the bodies in terms of strength and agility.
Some may find it hard to pick up Jazz as it combines elements from both classical ballet and hip hop and with proper stretching and practicing, you can increase your body flexibility. Improved flexibility can better your dance fluidity and improve your Jazz routine tremendously.
The basics of Jazz tends to be free and simple, similar to how our body reacts to rhythmic music. Not only can students train in terms of body fluidity, you can also learn to expand your techniques and styles through Modern Jazz class found in the various dance school in Singapore.