About Street Jazz
Street Jazz is a high-energy fusion of jazz dance and elements of hip-hop dance. This style was shown in its early form on the sketch comedy series In Living Color. The resident dance troupe, the Fly Girls, of which Jennifer Lopez was a member, opened and closed every show with a hip-hop and jazz performance choreographed by Rosie Perez. This style of dance remains popular today, and has been used in music videos by Beyoncé, Paula Abdul, Gwen Stefani, and Janet Jackson. This class will focus on jazz technique partnered with the intricate styling that Hip-Hop dance has to offer. A vigorous warm up will focus on muscle conditioning and core strengthening.
Suggested Experience Needed:
2 years or more of dance experience months recommended or complete 6-8 weeks of either or all Beg, Hip-Hop, Beg. Jazz, Jumps & Turns. Students should have a basic understanding of Jazz and Hip-Hop Terminology.
Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Pop Jam, Hip-Hop, Waacking
Students must complete 6-8 weeks of either or all Beg, Hip-Hop, Beg. Jazz, Jumps & Turns. Students should have a basic understanding of Jazz and Hip-Hop Terminology.
JJ Ghera is a non-binary native Bay Area dancer/performer and choreographer. They have trained all over the world from Los Angeles to New York to London, most notably at places such as Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, Studio 68, Pineapple Dance Studio, and most recently The Yanis Marshall Heels Intensive and Broadway Dance Center’s Training Program. Their training consists of various dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Street Jazz, Contemporary, and Heels. JJ’s professional dance career has led him to work with Little Mix, Rebecca Ferguson, Aaron Carter, Xavier Toscano, Adobe, Google and many more. You can also find JJ performing in Drag at local venues in the Bay Area as Evvy Dense.