Jazz at BAPA
Jazz dance originated in the late 1800’s but became what it is known as today in the 1950’s. Based on classical ballet technique, jazz dance is influenced by rhythms of jazz music. It often focuses on the importance of style and involves many sharp and strong movements. Jazz classes are offered at BAPA at all levels beginning age seven. Classes cover a variety of jazz styles from Broadway to street jazz. Students enjoy fast footwork and flexible movements all performed to popular songs.