Jazz Dance

Lauren Bailey PE AA1 Miller 9-5-14


Many people think that jazz dance is an American creation it actually originated from an African American dance that started in about the 1800's. Around the year 1910 was when the first "jazz dancer", Joe Frisco. Although, it's roots can be traced back all the way to the slaves who used jazz dance moves as a physical am emotional outlet. In the 1950's a new form of jazz dance, modern jazz dance, was created with roots in Caribbean traditional dance.

Leaders and Notable People in the Creation of Jazz Dance