Jazz dance was first brought on the scene in the 1920’s in the United States and is representative of our cultural changes. With that said, it is also important to recognize that the jazz dance style actually originated in the 1800s, and it’s true roots are found in the African culture.
If there is one specific reason the art of jazz dance has maintained it’s popularity, it is because of it’s exposure through the medium of television, movies, and theater. And with that exposure more and more men and women have been drawn to this style of dance.
Because jazz dance is performed at a frequently feverish pace, and involves a variety of techniques which are very athletic in nature, the quality of the jazz shoe is of the utmost importance. Bloch jazz shoes fulfill this requirement at the highest levels of quality.
If you are a beginning student of jazz dance or experienced you’ll discover that Bloch offers a wide selection of shoes to choose from. With seventeen different jazz shoes styles to pick from your bound to find the perfect choice.
For example, if you are just starting out the Jazzflex has been designed with the beginner in mind. This is a lace up shoe, which is available with a rubber or flexible sole. It’s made for girls and women and in black, white, and tan.
Another great choice for dancers at all levels of experience is the Elasta Bootie. This shoe has a split sole and a very durable leather upper. This jazz shoe was made for the dancer who must make quick changes and rather than laces has elastic, and is a slip on shoe. Available in black and tan for men, women, and girls.
For a change of pace the Trisole Hi is a a very interesting jazz boot that moves with the dancers foot across a wide range of movements. Also a slip on dance shoe which accommodates quick changes, and only available in black. For men women, and girls.
The Ultra Fit has a streamlined appearance and was created for dancers who have a high arch. The fit is snug and the shoes is made for men, women, and girls in black and tan.
The Bloch jazz shoe not only meets the rigorous requirements of the jazz dance style, they also comes available at various price levels, which makes them an affordable choice for this style of dance.