Jazz dance

By: Payton Veach || Fall semester AA1 Miller

Creation of jazz

Jazz is an African American vernacular dance form that involves movements that are choreographed to the beats of west-African music compositions. The dance was originated in the 1800's but didn't become popular until the mid 1900's. The Jazz era was defined by the popular dances called the Cakewalk, Charleston, Jitterbug, Black Bottom, Boogie Woogie, and the Lindy Hop.


Eugene Louis "luigi" Faccuito created a jazz exercise technique, he is idled because he created this technique after suffering from his own rehabilitation to help others. Another leader is Josephine baker. She had a rough childhood from living in cardboard shelters to eating food out of garbage cans. She overcomes her past and did what she loved and performed and even got to tour Europe!

Famous choreographers/ dancers

Description of jazz

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.