The mission of Wild Rhythm is to connect, create and educate. Connect to traditions of lindy hop and vernacular jazz. Create and choreograph new material with a spirit of innovation and respect. Educate new audiences about the artistic value and cultural significance of swing-era dances.Read More
The American Jazz Dance Company is a low brow, high art, sizzling hot, and totally fay dance company based in New York City (and ready to take on the world). Rooted in theatrical dance, modern jazz, and vernacular jazz traditions, our mission is to create, preserve, and cultivate dances and ideas that represent the heartbeat of jazz.Read More
Jazz Roots Dance Company was first formed in 2009 under the direction of Artistic Director Sue Samuels. The company is dedicated to the preservation of the classic jazz dance form, and aims to entertain and educate all generations about the roots of jazz dance.
The company repertoire emphasizes strong clean lines that are driven by the musicality of the very orchestrations within the music. The body of work is varied from lyrical, Latin, to theatre, the way classical jazz dance was influenced by musical variations and infused with stylistic relevance. Works can be presented as a full evening of dance as well as numbers which can be molded to suit the needs of special events and themes.Read More
Hysterika Jazz Dance (HJD) is a jazz dance company dedicated to expanding the legacy of jazz dance as an American art form with a rich and powerful history. The company's first performance took place in Fall 2014, when the company premiered Mi Maschera (Mask Me), an original jazz dance work that illuminated the use of Venetian Masks in the Baroque Period as it related to issues of gender bias and explorations of female identity.Read More
Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) founded in 2015 by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher, seeks to expand the capacity of America’s rich music and dance traditions through innovative choreography, performance, and contextualization. Utilizing Tap Dance, Vernacular Jazz, Lindy Hop, and a mix of other dance styles born and bred in America, the company’s work reflects a collective conscience within modern American culture.Read More