In a truly American tradition, modern jazz dance is a highly
stylized mix of the original jazz dances with steps from the crazes
of each decade.
The jazz we do today retains the syncopated rhythms, body isolations
and undulating torsos, but it cannot be neatly defined because
its essence is its changeability.
Whatever is in the popular culture, jazz updates itself by the
music and dances the general public knows and enjoys.
Body placement and technique are very important in this dance
form of high speed and energy.