Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz dance — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins. Jazz was a big hit in the early 50’s and it is stil a well loved style of dance all over the world Moves Used In Jazz Dance: Jazz Hands Kicks Leaps Sideway Shuffling Rolled Shoulders Turned Knees