Jazz vs. Hip Hop in DM's New August Issue!

July 22, 2007

“People who only do hip hop need to have some kind of techical background because it helps you with balance, strength, and picking up choreography. How many movies or TV shows do you see people freestyle in? You see a commercial and it’s all choreography. And it’s not necessarily always hip hop. It’s sometimes jazz and it’s mixed with a little bit of old school ’60s styles or cabaret. Commerical work is not going to be all booty shakin’ and poppin’. Sometimes you’re going to have to hit a pirouette.”—Choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Shane Sparks in August’s “Break vs. Bump: Has Hip Hop Edged Out Jazz?”