About Solo Jazz
WHAT IS SOLO JAZZ?
Solo Jazz is basically dancing to the same kinds of tunes Lindy Hop and Balboa are danced to, but on your own! In class you’ll learn anything from classic moves and routines which are known the world over, and also how to put these together in your own way so you can improvise to pretty much any music you like! Check out this video of how the professionals do it - we start a lot easier than this!
Solo Jazz is a general term that can refer to anything from the pre-Cake Walk dances to post war era material, including be-bop and rhythm ‘n’ blues music. In modern terminology, it often refers to dancing without a partner rather than dancing with a partner, and it comes without any influences of ballet or any other modern contemporary techniques. Solo Jazz can be danced free and improvised or in routines such as Shim Sham Shimmy, Big Apple or Tranky Doo.