[B] Jazz [16+]
Jazz is an African-American dance that has been around for more than a century. This dance covers a number of 1920s and 1930s. dance styles – Charleston, Tap, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Suzie-Q and many more. Also, jazz is not just a dance consisting of power steps and combinations, but tremendous freedom of improvisation, just like jazz music itself. In jazz lessons, dancers learn the basics of authentic jazz dance, including various steps, jumps, spins, positions. There is also a lot of focus on movement in space, merging movements, a constant attempt to merge and become one with music, to discover one’s individuality. We will improvise, search for our jazz and find out how this dance has changed over time and what it is like now.