Jazz, a common form of dance used in musical theater and commercial and entertainment industries, has its roots in social dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance. Students will gain and maintain more flexibility, strength, and execution of movements to enhance the dancer's performance level as well as their overall technique. Jazz is offered in a progressive program; this class is broken down into levels from the dancer's comprehension and includes: beginning, Levels 1,2,3,4, intermediate and advance.