Jazz & Hip Hop

What is the difference between Jazz and Hip Hop?

Jazz dance takes its foundation from traditional ballet and rebells against it using big sweeping movements and conveying a stylistic attitude to the audience.  Jazz Dance can be seen in many Broadway and stage-style shows or concerts.

Hip Hop is a fast, high energy type of dance seen in music videos and commercials, noted for being a very athletic style of dance. 

Available Classes

Jazz (Levels I-VI)

Jazz is the fire of contemporary dance! It utilizes techniques and movements inherent in Ballet and Modern Dance and spices it up with style and attitude designed to develop the expression of music through creative and fun choreography. These classes reflect many diverse styles of Jazz Dance ranging from Classical and Lyrical Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre Dance, while emphasizing the development of stage presence, alignment, and technique.


Hip-Hop (Levels A, B, C, D)

Hip Hop is a stylized form of Jazz dance that evolved out of street and breakdancing moves, and is characterized by its vigorous athletics and funky style.  Students will learn the hottest dance moves seen by today's brightest stars while incorporating the fundamentals of Hip Hop technique. 

Please see dress code information here.

Note: Jazz & Hip Hop classes take place at Forevermore's dance studio on:

7466 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL