Jazz is a popular dance form because of its high entertainment value and high energy that makes it exciting for dancers and audiences alike. Jazz music ranges from show tunes, to hip hop, to Latin and even pop. Jazz dancers are encouraged to add their own personality to keep it fun.
Jazz dancing really shows off the individual style and attitude of dancers, which makes each new performance unique and interesting. The best Jazz dancers have a strong background in ballet, because it gives them grace and balance, and jazz steps have a lot of overlap with ballet, including moves such as Chaines, Piques, and Pirouettes, just to name a few.