ART. 8 ALL DANCE JAZZ

JAZZ

Jazz is a dance style that emphasizes body line and torso mobility. It is continuous leg work, traditionally with the feet in parallel. Additionally, it tends to exaggerate the movement of certain parts of the body, such as the shoulders.

In All Dance is subdivided into the following jazz styles:

This modality is characterized for its amalgamation, where there is a clear and marked fusion of 2 or more styles of this technique: Theater Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Jazz, etc.

In this modality, we can find other subgenres and lines of jazz, such as Afrojazz, rock ‘n’ roll, Charleston, and jazz with a clear influence of lindy hop.

It must contain at least 30% of each style in cases of fusion.

This technique is the incorporation of classic jazz or Broadway-style, recognized in musical theatre; also using posture and classic lines, as well as “isolations”, accompanied by gestures and interpretation.

Choreographically, the use of medium and medium-low levels predominates. It must not contain vocalization or playback. It is the predominant style in Broadway Musicals. Jack Cole and styles such as the Bob Fosse’s had a great influence on this jazz modality.

A maximum of 2 acrobatics or gymnastics elements will be allowed in this jazz modality.

Is a jazz style that is based on the expression of emotions and feelings through the use of classic ballet lines and techniques, but not of its steps. It challenges choreographers and dancers to use movement to interpret the music lyric and emotion. In this style, ballad-like music is predominant, where the dance must flow from one movement to another without end.

It is a dance technique typical of the Jazz style, this modality is distinguished from traditional jazz by the cadence and fusion of the Latin dance techniques, the rhythm of Latin music, and/or music with Latin influence such as the mambo, the cha-cha, el son, among others.

This style of dance combines the techniques of Jazz Dance with elements of neoclassical and contemporary dance. It is characterized by its energy, precision, and organicity. In this style, there is an important use of both low level and floor use, as well as big jumps and turns. The staccato and dynamic changes are also frequent in this musical and choreographical style.

This jazz style, also known as “jazz-pop” is applied to upbeat and modern rhythms, is characterized by its dynamism, energy, cheerful attitude, which often include trendy elements. Is implemented with commercial and/or modern music, with the influence of music from the ’80s to the present. From funk, r&b, to current pop, among others.

It is a style where today, it is played a lot with flexibility and virtuosity.

Jazz shoes, jazz character shoes, half-soles shoes, or jazz tennis shoes must be used, according to the choreographical style.

In Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary jazz, barefoot dancing is allowed. The choreography can contain a maximum of four acrobatic and/or gymnastic elements, but theatre jazz can contain up to 2.

NOTE: In Theatrical Jazz, the choreographies inspired by existing works or characters will not be considered plagiarism. There will not be a penalty for plagiarism as long as the choreography does not exceed 45% of the total coincidence. Originality in choreographies will always be graded.

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