Jazz Dance Classes – Street, Funk, Lyrical and Modern Jazz

Updated on Jan 17, 2015

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Class Times for Contemporary:

1. Tuesday and Thursday – 6 to 7:30 pm – Beginners – ENROLLING
2. Tuesday and Thursday – 7:30 to 9 pm – Intermediate – ENROLLING

Class Times for Jazz and Different Genres of Jazz:

1. Saturday and Sunday – 9 to 10:30 am – Beginners – ENROLLING

Jazz originated from vernacular African dance that was brought to America in slave ships and is closely also associated with the origin of Jazz music in Orlando, America. Jazz in the modern day and age is probably one of the best forms of dance to begin dance training in. It is widely diverse and can constitute bits and pieces of ballet, modern, hip hop, lyrical and Latin styles into an urban funky style. Every individual can bring his/her own personality to Jazz and helps evolve the style as have done many known choreographers over the years. A few examples are George Balanchine, who was originally a ballet pioneer but experimented with Jazz and contributed immensely to this dance form. Another example is Bob Fosse who was a theater choreographer who won 8 Tony awards and has also helped shape what we know as Broadway style Jazz today. Katherine Dunham, Jack Cole and Jerome Robbins are a few other remarkable contributors amongst many others who have shaped the Jazz form of dance.


1. Street Jazz: Attitude and a street style dance performed on pop music is what is called street Jazz. Although it doesn’t have hip-hop vocabulary, it does constitute hip hop style dressing in loose clothes and Jazz sneakers, caps or other head wear etc.

2. Funk Jazz: This style of dance takes inference from Jazz Funk and Hip Hop but is different in that it is more powerful, dynamic, fast-paced and easier to relate to.  The aim of this form of dance is to keep the fun alive while allowing you to develop your own personal style.

3. Contemporary Jazz: Its an expressive and graceful yet dynamic dance which choreographed on the lyrics of the song. Lyrical Jazz includes Ballet and Jazz techniques and inferences from modern contemporary style.  The moves are natural and sometimes very technical.

4. Broadway Jazz: This genre of dance experiments with different qualities and levels of movement, which is a very advanced way of understanding dance. The popular techniques include Limon, Horton, Graham, Cunningham and Release techniques. It includes improvisation in which students have to interpret the music in their own way and give their own personal touch to Modern Jazz.  Students develop deeper knowledge of movement qualities including swinging, sustaining, percussive, suspending, vibrating, collapsing, releasing and rebounding. 

The Instructor – Chow En Lai:

Chow en Lai was the principal choreographer for the American Embassy School and was in the top 10 of India at DID Season 4 – where he passionately called the Flying Prince. He has choreographed for Sanjeeda Sheikh for an award show called Boroplus Zee Gold Awards 2014. He has been trained by Feroz Khan (Feroz ki Fauj) who was the lead choreographer for the movie Happy New Year. Chow took over as the head of Contemporary and Jazz divisions at Delhi Dance Academy in 2014 and has been conducting very well structured classes since.


4 Comments + Add Comment

  • Will I get to learn Street, lyrical, modern and funk Jazz when I get enrolled for Jazz dance classes or are they separate? I badly wanna learn them.

    • Hey mate, at this point we have one jazz batch which is a combination of all of these together taken by Miss Ria Narayanan (Prashant Sir’s assistant) :) There’s vacancy in Saturday Sunday 9-10:30am. You may join from the coming weekend. Please call me on 9910222770 to register. Arjun (9910222770)

  • Hey Hi :)

    I’m shalini and im working woman in aviation field and wanted to get ride off day to day stress by associating my self with dance

    I would love to go for JAZZ as i think it may suits me

    Also wanted to know if you have classes on weekend so that i utilized my weekend on productive work.

    looking forward to hear from you soon

    with love


    • Dear Shalini, thank you for your question :) There are a lot of options on the weekends and Jazz indeed is a great start. It is not very hard to start with, has brilliant music and it happens at our South Delhi from 9am until 10:30pm. Why don’t you come next Saturday at 9am to try one class? If you like it, join in. Best regards Arjun (9910222770 – text/whatsapp if busy pls)

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Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
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Hip-Hop: 350-550
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