Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Jazz is energitic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Is a form of dance characterised by a tapping sound created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer's shoes. Tap has been made famous by Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and now our own Australian 'Tap Dogs'.
The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. There is breaking, popping, locking and free styling in Hip Hop dances. This style has become very popular in recent times due to video clips and movies.
This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery and improvisation. Unlike traditional ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific dance techniques, but rather with a dance philosophy. Contemporary dance places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dance which push against traditional boundaries.