Jack Cole, another student from the Denishawn School, is said to be the father of Jazz Dance. He took his education and created a style of movement that emphasized body isolation, grounded stance and difference between quick sharp movement and slow elongated movement. Watch some of his work here!
After Jack Cole's style was popularized, Broadway took off and curated its own form of Jazz seen in several different musicals such as A Chorus Line , West Side Story, and Newsies
Jazz Dance still continues to grow and evolve with current trends. It is an exciting style of dance to learn and train in given the variety and possibilities that it offers!