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University of California-Irvine

Students in the UCI Dance Department discover that performance opportunities, creative projects and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other. This is a supportive educational environment for students to create, perform, analyze and study dance from historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.

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East Carolina University

The Dance Performance concentration at East Carolina University prepares the major for a professional performing career. Equal emphasis is placed on the core techniques of ballet, modern and jazz. While the program provides an excellent background in these techniques to produce a versatile dancer, it also allows performance majors to specialize in one of these forms.

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Urban Jazz Dance Company

Founded in 2007 by pioneering Deaf dancer/choreographer Antoine Hunter, Urban Jazz Dance Company consists of a mix of professional Deaf and Hearing dancers. UJD's mission is to provide opportunities for Deaf and other-abled artists to contribute to the arts and larger society, increasing awareness around Deaf issues via the performing arts.

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Savage Jazz

Savage Jazz Dance Company (SJDC) was founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Reginald Ray-Savage. SJDC is distinguished by its disciplined dancers and instructors, and its dedication to the exploration of jazz music’s range of expression. The cohesive nature of the organization is reflected in the long-term commitment of its dancers: many began their involvement as students of Savage, later becoming apprentices, and finally earning a position as a company dancer.

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Jazz Antiqua Dance & Music Ensemble

Founded in 1993, JAZZANTIQUA DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience. Dedicated to EDUCATION / PRESERVATION / CREATION, the Company’s mission is to increase awareness of and appreciation for jazz as an American legacy through collaborative dance and music projects (performances, classes, lecture-demonstartions, symposiums, community outreach efforts) that inspire, as well as entertain.

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Jazz Xchange

In 1992 after Sheron Wray’s first trip to New York JazzXchange music and dance company was born; the vision was simple, to bring jazz music back into alignment with dance. Live jazz music meant that the dancers had to improvise and this is exactly what they pursued. In 1999 after an introduction to Wynton Marsalis and a subsequent Lucky for Some collaboration with his septet at London’s Barbican Center it became abundantly clear that to truly realize the vision of JazzXchange it was necessary to bring this vision to the US.

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Chapman University

As dance majors at Chapman, students participate in a strong professional training program with high quality productions while still enjoying the benefits of a small university. Students may choose from a pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance or from the more broad based Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Contemporary and Commercial Jazz styles are taught.

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