Jazz dance encompasses a diverse range of dance styles (contemporary, lyrical) combined to create a fantastic collaboration of skills. Jazz is more sharp and crisp and is often accompanied by music you hear on a pop radio station. Jazz can be very specific in its style or free and wild, but ultimately, it is always entertaining. Big jumps, high kicks and a lot of pirouettes / spins are often a signature of jazz dance. A well trained jazz dancer, with a solid ballet foundation, will shine in contemporary, modern, hip hop and many other styles of dance.