Jazz is a dramatic movement experience that encourages rhythmic movements, gestures, and mimicry. Popular music stimulates the movement, accompanies it and motivates it. High energy, exhilaration, and freedom of movement are all inherent jazz.
Techniques taught include isolations of the body, polycentrics (coordinating two or more centers), movements of tension with spontaneous relaxation, locomotor actions and use of level changes. Progressions and combinations are tools used to teach techniques.
Dancers also explore musical theatre. classical jazz, and fusion Jazz.